Category: Colorado Avalanche

Revisiting ‘Le Trade’ as Avalanche head coach Pat Roy returns to Montreal

Patrick Roy as a member of the Colorado Avalanche. Image Courtesy of Wikipedia Commons.

“Le Trade” is what they call it in Montreal. On December 2nd, 1995, two-time Cup winning Hab Patrick Roy pulled himself from a game against the Detroit Red Wings, walked up to club president Ronald Corey, and said, “It’s my…

Steve Downie returns to Flyers in trade that sends Max Talbot to the Colorado Avalanche

Max Talbot. Image courtesy of Wikimedia Commons.

Only four days after the New York Islanders and Buffalo Sabres swapped scoring wingers, the Colorado Avalanche and Philadelphia Flyers have exchanged physical forwards in a deal that sends Steve Downie back to the franchise that drafted him in 2005.…

The pressure is on J. S. Giguere to weather the storm in the Colorado Avalanche net

Avalanche goaltender J. S. Giguere. Image courtesy of Wikipedia Commons.

It was announced Thursday, October 30th, that Colorado Avalanche goaltender Semyon Varlamov will spend the night in jail on second-degree kidnapping charges and third-degree assault charges. If you want to know more about Varlamov you can find out all available…

The Avalanche are winning and Patrick Roy is grinning

Colorado Avalanche head coach Patrick Roy. Image Courtesy of Wikipedia Commons.

There is always a surprise team in the first month of every NHL campaign. Last season we had the Toronto Maple Leafs and Montreal Canadiens who jumped the gun with productive first months. Being a short season, that was enough…

5 For Thought: Teemu on suspensions, Stastny’s future, 24/7: Leafs/Red Wings, and more.

Avalanche centre Paul Stastny. Image courtesy of Wikipedia Commons.

1. Teemu Selanne thinks the NHL should dish-out tougher suspensions. Ducks’ legend Teemu Selanne recently spoke out against NHL suspensions, claiming, “I don’t think they’re [severe] enough. The next night, the same thing happens.” Read Selanne’s quote, and full article here,…

The evolution of Ryan Getzlaf’s hairline & the 5 best bald NHLers

Ryan Getzlaf, Anaheim Ducks

As a fellow baldy, I can relate to Ryan Getzlaf on one thing. The Ducks’ centre, all-star, and captain is losing his hair in his twenties. I know the feeling. But it’s not all bad, being bald. Actually, you get…

Today’s 5: Panthers fire sale, Leafs and Liles, Calder race, and more.

Shawn Matthias of the Florida Panthers. Image Courtesy of Wikipedia Commons.

1. Florida Panthers trade rumours circulate after slow start to season Early season trade rumours are running rampant, with the Florida Panthers standing out as one team garnering attention. Bruce Garrioch of the Ottawa Sun published an article Saturday, October…

Vanity Fair names 10 best dressed NHL players

Hockey is a rough and rugged game played by modern day gladiators who display incredible skill and intense aggression……and……..style? Vanity Fair, not known for hockey related featured content, published a list of the ten best dressed players in the NHL…