Category: Colorado Avalanche

Colorado Avalanche vs Minnesota Wild: Stanley Cup 2014 first-round preview

This one is really difficult to call. The Colorado Avalanche had an incredible regular season under the guidance of rookie head coach Patrick Roy, but it all seems too good to be true. The Minnesota Wild had an up-and-down season,…

Colorado Avalanche: Among the best in the West but who’s talking about them?

To answer my own question not many are. Besides the odd mention of the 46-21-7 Avs, much of the attention in the West diverts to your usual suspects. The Kings, Hawks, Ducks, Sharks, and Blues garner the majority of contender…

Colorado Avalanche: Patrick Roy puts Giguere in his place

After the best start in franchise history – the Avalanche went (14-2) in their first 16 games – reality has caught up to Patrick Roy’s club. The St. Louis Blues and Chicago Blackhawks have blown by the Avs in the…

Colorado Avalanche: Bob Hartley responds to Scott Parker’s comments

Former NHL enforcer Scott Parker made news yesterday when he told of unfavourable treatment he received from head coach Bob Hartley back in the early 2000’s when the two were members of the Colorado Avalanche organization. In an article by…

Colorado Avalanche: former enforcer Scott Parker is having a terrible time with post-concussion syndrome

Post-concussion syndrome has become a reoccurring theme in recent weeks. Only days after ten named former NHL players filed a class-action lawsuit against the league, and 200 more unnamed at this time are said to be on board with the…

St. Louis Blues’ Hitchcock to Roy: “Tell Patrick To Shut The (bleep) Up”

Ken Hitchcock, St. Louis Blues

It’s true. St. Louis Blues head coach Ken Hitchcock dropped the F-bomb, or some other unpleasant four-letter word on Patrick Roy following last night’s showdown between the two Central Division rivals. But why? Here is how the quarrel first came…

Colorado Avalanche: was the Semyon Varlamov arrest part of a plot to weaken the Russian Olympic team?

Semyon Varlamov, Colorado Avalanche

Colorado Avalanche goaltender Semyon Varlamov turned himself in to Denver police on October 30, 2013, following accusations of domestic violence. Upon arrest the Russian netminder was criminally charged with second-degree kidnapping and third-degree assault. Varlamov is accused of perpetrating the…

Colorado Avalanche: Semyon Varlamov controversy not slowing down the Avs

Semyon Varlamov as a member of the Washington Capitals at the Winter Classic. Image courtesy of Wikimedia Commons.

On October 30th, the hockey world was shocked upon hearing that Colorado Avalanche goaltender Semyon Varlamov would be spending the night in a Denver jail facing assault and kidnapping charges. The following morning, the Avs goaltender was released on bail,…