Tag: Colorado Avalanche

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,…

Maybe the Montreal Canadiens should have hired Patrick Roy

P. K. Subban stripping puck from Eric Staal. Image courtesy of Wikimedia Commons.

2011-12 was a terrible season for the Montreal Canadiens. They finished last in the Eastern Conference, all the while, head coach Randy Cunneyworth was criticized because he doesn’t speak French. The Habs need for a French speaking bench boss greatly…

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.…