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4/30 SEA 2 at COL 1 Lost F
4/28 COL 4 at SEA 1 Won F
4/26 SEA 3 at COL 2 Lost F
4/24 COL 2 at SEA 3 Lost OT
4/22 COL 6 at SEA 4 Won F
4/20 SEA 2 at COL 3 Won F
4/18 SEA 3 at COL 1 Lost F
4/14 COL 4 at NSH 3 Won F
4/13 WPG 2 at COL 4 Won F
4/11 EDM 2 at COL 1 Lost OT
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Avalanche Journal: Connor Bedard is in Central Division and Florida Panthers are in Stanley Cup Final thanks to this regular-season game
In this week's Avalanche journal, reflections on the Stanley Cup Playoffs and surrounding NHL topics as Colorado prepares to watch a Cup Final from home. All the Penguins needed was to beat the tanking Blackhawks to reach the playoffs for the 17th consecutive season. Instead they unraveled in a 5-2 loss, allowing the Florida Panthers to sneak into the second wild card spot on the final day. Barely a month later, the No. 8 seed Panthers are in the Stanley Cup Final after knocking off arguably the three best teams in the NHL.
Posted: 05/27/2023

Avalanche Offseason: UFA's J.T. Compher, Evan Rodrigues looking for big deals on July 1
J.T. Compher was the ideal third-line center for the Avalanche's Stanley Cup run in 2022. On one hand, it would be great to have the pending unrestricted free agent return as as the center of line 3 while continuing to be the Swiss army knife that could be plugged into the top six when injuries arise.
Posted: 05/26/2023

Sampo Ranta signs in Sweden
Finally a scant pebble of news on the Colorado Avalanche offseason front, pending Restricted Free Agent forward Sampo Ranta has elected to sign a two-year deal in Sweden with SHL club MoDo rather than sign another contract with Colorado which likely could have included the arbitration process. An interesting wrinkle is that McDo General Manager Henrik Gradin also moonlights as an amateur scout for the Avalanche. Former prospect Josh Dickinson was the first to make the move to the Swedish club but also after he was traded to the Chicago Blackhawks organization. This likely signals the end of Ranta's ambitions with the Avalanche, though the organization should extend the qualifying offer and retain his rights for four years until Ranta turns 27.
Posted: 05/26/2023

Would a Nuggets Championship Make Stan Kroenke the Best Owner in Sports?
Life has been pretty good to Stan Kroenke lately. The billionaire businessman and sports mogul has been fortunate enough to see three of his professional teams — the Los Angeles Rams, the Colorado Mammoth and Colorado Avalanche — take home titles in their respective sports leagues over the past year and a half. Now it's the Denver Nuggets' turn to try to give the Walton family in-law some championship hardware as the team heads to the NBA Finals next month following an epic sweep of the Los Angeles Lakers, which culminated in a soul-crushing 113-111 victory on May 22 in the City of Angels.
Posted: 05/24/2023

Avalanche's O'Connor Needs to Step Up in 2023-24
With the Colorado Avalanche's 2023-24 season already in flux, thanks to a ton of free agents and captain Gabriel Landeskog's persistent injury, the team will need to rely on the still-signed players in order to provide leadership both on and off the ice. Six forwards are currently listed as unrestricted free agents, and two more are listed as restricted free agents, meaning that the core in Nathan MacKinnon, Mikko Rantanen and Cale Makar are currently shouldering a huge burden, and waiting to see how much change happens around them. Regardless of the changes, if the Avalanche are going to find success next season, he will need to step up his game.
Posted: 05/24/2023

Avalanche Must Find Value in 2023 NHL Free Agent Market
Although general manager Chris MacFarland should have plenty of options via the trade route this summer, his best work must come in free agency. Excluding Gabriel Landeskog – who was recently ruled out for the entirety of the 2023-24 campaign – the Avalanche only have 12 players (10 skaters and two goaltenders) who played meaningful roles in 2022-23 under contract for next season. While the Avalanche possess an enviable core of elite talent, fulfilling their championship aspirations requires a well-rounded roster capable of providing offensive depth and versatility, something that was in short supply in their 2023 first-round series against the upstart Seattle Kraken. Luckily, the Avalanche have a rich recent history of identifying undervalued assets in free agency, and with more certainty on the Landeskog front, continuing that trend should be much easier this time around.
Posted: 05/24/2023

The Red Wings Cursed the Avs
There's a lot of evidence here, and it has all the classic elements needed for a proper sports curse. Going into the 2002 season, the NHL's blood feud between the Colorado Avalanche and Detroit Red Wings was tied at two Stanley Cups apiece after Ray Bourque and the Avs claimed their second the year before. Colorado finished second to Detroit in the Western Conference the following season, and the two faced off in a Conference Final for the ages.
Posted: 05/23/2023

6 keys for the Avalanche offseason
As the sting of losing to the Seattle Kraken in Game 7 begins to wear off, the Colorado Avalanche have a busy offseason on the horizon after a very quiet month of May. At least 20 contracts will need to get signed in addition to any other trades or moves to bolster the roster for the 2023-24 season. Here are some objectives we'd like to see for the Avalanche to have a successful offseason. First and foremost a good four months of rest, recovery and training will do the members of the Avalanche well especially since it will be their longest offseason since 2018. Next event on the agenda for the organization is the NHL draft which will be held on June 28th and 29th in Nashville.
Posted: 05/23/2023

Opinion: Chris MacFarland's job is not safe
Colorado Avalanche General Manager (GM) Chris MacFarland is not safe in his job. In fact, no GM in their job is safe right now. This is due to the breaking news of Toronto Maple Leafs GM Kyle Dubas leaving his post. It initially seemed like a personal decision to go, as Dubas had suggested he would leave and not work anywhere else but Toronto.
Posted: 05/22/2023

NHL Insider: Examining potential free agent targets for Colorado Avalanche
May 21—Every week during the offseason, Denver Gazette beat writer Kyle Fredrickson will take you around the NHL and inside the Avalanche: WHAT THEY SAID "The National Hockey League is terribly disappointed by the results of the public referendum regarding the Coyotes' arena project in Tempe. We are going to review with the Coyotes what the options might be going forward." —NHL commissioner ...
Posted: 05/22/2023

Avalanche Offseason: Return? Retirement? Veterans have a decision to make
With the first-round series loss to Seattle in the rearview mirror and the 2022 Stanley Cup run beyond recent memory, the Avalanche enter a busy 2023 offseason with a lot to do. While it's not the most important part of their summer, general manager Chris MacFarland has five key veterans — four of which were part of the championship team — that all enter the offseason as unrestricted free agents. Each of the five, which includes Andrew Cogliano, Darren Helm, Jack Johnson, Erik Johnson and Lars Eller, are at different points in their career.
Posted: 05/18/2023

How much is Bowen Byram worth?
Simply put, Bowen Byram is worth a lot. Ideally this contract would be the first order of business for the front office in an expected busy summer of transactions ahead to lock in a big piece of the salary cap puzzle. For starters the Avalanche have $637k less cap space to work with next season because Byram earned three well-deserved bonuses in the final year of his Entry Level Contract and that salary cap charge will carry over. Despite still having a thinner games played resume than he would like, the fact that Byram achieved these milestones in a 42 game season worthy of triggering such lucrative bonuses in addition to finishing top five in goals per game, top 20 in even strength time on ice per game and top 35 in points per game among all NHL defensemen shows what type of impact he had and will surely become key negotiation points.
Posted: 05/17/2023

Morning Flurries: Final 4 is set
With the Game 7 match between the Dallas Stars and Seattle Kraken now complete the Final 4 bracket of the Stanley Cup playoffs is now finalized. Dallas and head coach Pete DeBoer put in another smothering performance and finally ousted Seattle in a 2-1 final with Wyatt Johnston who just turned 20-years old yesterday with the game winning goal. Dallas moves on to face the Vegas Golden Knights in a rematch of the Western Conference final from the bubble in 2020. HE TURNED 20 YESTERDAY.... TWENTY pic.twitter.com/oehqI191Qw — Sportsnet (@Sportsnet) May 16, 2023 Thus, an all-southern final four was born with Las Vegas the northernmost city to host NHL hockey remaining. All teams get several days off
Posted: 05/16/2023

Stars topple Kraken in Game 7, advance to face Golden Knights
Dallas' Roope Hintz broke a scoreless tie with a breakaway goal. Goalie Jake Oettinger rebounded from being pulled in Game 6 to beat Seattle 2-1.
Posted: 05/16/2023

The Curse of Casseau Continues
When the Montreal Canadiens traded Patrick Roy to the Colorado Avalanche, they didn't just trade away one of hockey's greatest goaltenders. In hindsight, they also traded away Canada's most storied prize—the Stanley Cup.
Posted: 05/15/2023

Lightning: 3 Potential Free-Agent Destinations for Alex Killorn
The Tampa Bay Lightning are heading into the offseason with limited cap space, and it could result in veteran forward Alex Killorn heading elsewhere. If the 33-year-old does hit the market, he will receive a lot of interest, as he is one of the top pending unrestricted free agent (UFA) forwards this year. Let's now discuss three specific potential free-agent destinations for the two-time Stanley Cup champion. The Detroit Red Wings are a team to pay close attention to this summer.
Posted: 05/15/2023

Avalanche Have Goalie For the Future in Georgiev
The 2022-23 season ended much sooner for the Colorado Avalanche than expected. The team faced tons of obstacles – from a seemingly endless run of injuries to a bizarre situation with Valeri Nichushkin – but the first-round exit was a disappointing finish no matter how you slice it. After a bit of an up-and-down start to the season, goaltender Alexandar Georgiev showed that Colorado's trade for him last offseason was a great move that could pay dividends in the future. Before the trade that sent him to Colorado, Georgiev was a decent backup goaltender that made more than 30 starts in a season just once.
Posted: 05/14/2023

NHL Insider: Cartilage transplant specialist maps road ahead for Avalanche's Gabe Landeskog
May 13—Every week during the offseason, Denver Gazette beat writer Kyle Fredrickson will take you around the NHL and inside the Avalanche: WHAT THEY SAID "Connor Bedard holds the title as the best draft-eligible prospect that I have scouted, as were other unique elite talents before him such as Connor McDavid and Sidney Crosby. It seems that each one of these 'generational' talents help set ...
Posted: 05/14/2023

Long-term effects of Gabriel Landeskog's knee cartilage transplant are hard to predict due to rarity of surgery among professional athletes, experts say
When Dr. Rachel Frank explains cartilage transplantation to her patients, she tells them the purpose is to improve their quality of life by reducing pain in the damaged area and improving function. By that token, the surgery Avalanche captain Gabriel Landeskog underwent Wednesday is “incredibly successful in the vast majority of patients,” said Frank, an orthopedic surgeon and Colorado Rapids team physician who specializes in cartilage and joint restoration. The $42 million question in the Avalanche's case is whether Landeskog's surgery can be effective with a more ambitious end goal. “For an elite athlete or professional athlete, the definition of success is certainly going to include those things,” Frank said, “but also includes the ability to get back to playing that sport at that (elite) level.”
Posted: 05/13/2023

Colorado Avalanche rewind: Injuries prevent NHL's top defensive core from flourishing
May 12—The Denver Gazette takes one last look at the 2022-23 Colorado Avalanche season and first-round playoff exit with an in-depth review of different position groups. Next on the Avs rewind: Defensemen. Quotable "I don't think there's ever going to be a season again, knock on wood, where we go through that many injured guys and that many (missed) games. It's so tough. Everybody was grinding ...
Posted: 05/13/2023

NHL Awards: 2023 Hart Trophy nominees revealed, with Connor McDavid leading the pack
Connor McDavid is looking like a unanimous choice for league MVP. Here are all the finalists for each of the NHL's major awards.
Posted: 05/12/2023

Season in Review: Goaltenders
The Colorado Avalanche managed to use the most players in the league last season due to their injury turmoil, over 40 players to be exact. The goaltenders were no different, having to use five of them throughout the season. Let's go over the men with pillows on and see just how they did throughout this season's turmoil. Kinkaid was a trade deadline pickup by the Avs for Shane Bowers in a deal with the Boston Bruins.
Posted: 05/12/2023

Almont softball is off to another hot start — but with a much different mindset
The 13-1 Almont softball team is in the same spot it was a year ago. But the Raiders' approach couldn't be more different.
Posted: 05/11/2023

NHL playoffs: Kraken's multi-layered attack challenging conventional wisdom
The Seattle Kraken don't have much star power, but their overwhelming depth has helped drive impressive postseason success.
Posted: 05/08/2023

McCann back on ice, but not ready to return yet for Kraken
The Seattle Kraken welcomed leading scorer Jared McCann back to practice on Saturday, but coach Dave Hakstol doesn’t expect the forward to be available for Game 3 of the Western Conference semifinal series against Dallas on Sunday. McCann has been out since getting hurt early in Game 4 of Seattle’s opening-round series against Colorado on a hit from Cale Makar that drew a one-game suspension. McCann’s injury has not been disclosed, with Hakstol only saying that he’s working through his “injury protocol.”
Posted: 05/06/2023

Avalanche's Andrew Cogliano played with neck fracture in Game 6 vs. Kraken
Apr. 30—Colorado Avalanche forward Andrew Cogliano played the third period of Game 6 against the Kraken with a fractured vertebra in his neck, the team confirmed Sunday. Seattle's Jordan Eberle boarded Cogliano from behind Friday late in the second period — with his head crashing into the side wall — and officials assessing a minor penalty. Cogliano, well-known for his legendary toughness, ...
Posted: 05/01/2023


HOME 45 23 16 6
AWAY 44 31 11 2
TOTAL 89 54 27 8

TOTAL 0 0 0 0

COL 82 51 24 7 109 280 226
DAL 82 47 21 14 108 285 218
MIN 82 46 25 11 103 246 225
WPG 82 46 33 3 95 247 225
NSH 82 42 32 8 92 229 238
STL 82 37 38 7 81 263 301
ARZ 82 28 40 14 70 228 299
CHI 82 26 49 7 59 204 301

1. VGK 82 51 22 9 43 111
2. COL 82 51 24 7 54 109
3. EDM 82 50 23 9 65 109
4. DAL 82 47 21 14 67 108
5. LAK 82 47 25 10 23 104
6. MIN 82 46 25 11 21 103
7. SEA* 82 46 28 8 33 100
8. WPG* 82 46 33 3 22 95
9. CGY 82 38 27 17 8 93
10. NSH 82 42 32 8 -9 92
11. VAN 82 38 37 7 -22 83
12. STL 82 37 38 7 -38 81
13. ARZ 82 28 40 14 -71 70
14. SJS 82 22 44 16 -87 60
15. CHI 82 26 49 7 -97 59
16. ANA 82 23 47 12 -129 58
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