Colorado Avalanche

Syndicate content

Avs Weekend Notes: Stewart Snubbed From All-star ballot!

Stewart Snubbed? Avs Lose to Detroit 3-1 Sorry about not putting out a blog after the Avs loss to the Red Wings Saturday night. It was what it was and that exactly was an Av team coming off a game on Friday to play a rested Red Wings team in Detroit on Saturday. I will say the third period was good for the Avs and they nearly pulled out a comeback with several opportunities to score some goals. I will say Howard played great in the third and won the game for a team who got an early 3-0 lead and sat on it. I seem to recall a recent game with the Wings that was very similar with a 3-0 lead the Wings ended up losing 4-3 in a shootout. But that didn't happen again and the Avs headed hom...

Avs beat Jackets 5-1 for the second time in less than a month

Associated Press Avs Win Big With Some New Additions Well it is nights like these that Avs just look scary good! Now if only they could play like this every single night. I will give them some what of a pass, because it is hard to get in a rhythm of playing like this when the line up is changing every single night. Well if they can play like they did tonight when players like Mueller, Anderson, and Foote return; this Avs team is going to compete and surprise some people. Tonight we saw the addition of newly aquired defensemen Ryan O'Byrne from Montreal as well as call up Greg Mauldin. O'Byrne was acquired just a few days ago from Montreal in exchange for Avs prospect Michael Bor...

New Rookies create a Dilemma for the Avs

Both Kevin Shattenkirk and Colby Cohen have created a new question I wouldn't want to be in coach Sacco's shoes right about now, however it is for a good reason. After a 5-0 beating of the Dallas Stars, Sacco has the question of who to play on defense. Colby Cohen who made his debut in the Stars game, and Kevin Shattenkirk who was playing in his second game both played well and gave a huge youthful boost to the defense. The problem is that the Avs will soon be getting the return services of Adam Foote, Ryan Wilson, and Kyle Cumiskey. In order to play both Shattenkirk and Cohen, Sacco will have to either send down two of the aforementioned defense men or scratch them. If I were ...

Avs D continues terrible play in loss

The Avs continue to get hurt by terrible play by the defense, and last night against Vancouver was no difference in a 3-1 loss at Pepsi Center. If it wasn't for a great performance by Peter Budaj the Avs would have lost by at least six or seven goals. Budaj played very well, and I could find no blame for any of the three goals he allowed. The first was a terrible defensive play that left Kesler one on one with Budaj and he got sniped. The second a great play by a Sedin that took a puck that rebounded off the back boards and played it in off of Budaj and another player and in. The final one was a screened tip shot on the powerplay that found it way into the net as well. On all t...

Youth is great in the case of the Avs

It took only a couple of years for the Avs to rebuild with youth and create a team that can compete again in the tough Western Conference. Thanks to players like Matt Duchene and Chris Stewart, the Avs are an extremely competitive team as well as one of the youngest teams in the league. It is their youth, speed, and determination that has made them into a very tough opponent. Stewart was just named the third star for the month of October with 16 points in only 11 games. This is the same Stewart that just a few years ago was in the same sentence as lazy. Stewart has definitely proved this statement wrong with being one of the leading scorers in this early season. Although the Avs...