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Avs sign first rounder Hishon...Help me win a contest please!

Avs first rounder Joey Hishon The Avs signed last years first rounder Joey Hishon to a contract yesterday, however it is looking like he will not play with the team this year. Hishon could be a big help for the team next year after a successful year he is having with the Owen Sound. I look forward to seeing some of the prospects develop and bring this franchise back to the top. CONTEST! PLEASE HELP ME GET VOTES! I am currently in a goalie mask design contest on Facebook, if you have a Facebook, please go and vote for my design. All you have to do is allow the application and push vote, that's it. Just try and do it real quick each day and share it with others. I would be...

who will be the Avs choice in the draft?

Ryan Nugent-Hopkins is right now projected number one Well the Avs are almost guaranteed a top 5 pick, barring some miraculous run that gets them out of that spot, but also the Avs free fall may land them with the number one pick. Especially seeing as the Avs play the last place Oilers 2 more times, and well they already lost to them 5-2 both games. I thought I would take a look at the top 5 projected pick and see what would be the best pick for the Avs. Now you have to look at it like this; do the Avs need to replace Stewy, or after injuries are we fine up front. With all the smaller d prospects, should the Avs go after a true D-man to pair or help Johnson out. Or do the Avs just ...

Avs fall yet again... but I'm fine with it...

Avs fall again to Preds 4-2 Well I haven't written a lot lately, because well there hasn't been much to write. The Avs continue their nose dive to the bottom of the standings and the reasons behind it are the same as they have been since it started. As a fan I want them to win, but I have not come to grips with being ok with the losses. The teams below the Avs are playing well and before we know it the Avs could have the number one pick in the draft. Playoffs are out of the question now and so the only thing to play for is that pick. Currently the Avs have added a few more players to the injury list including Paul Stastny and Milan Hejduk. So the scoring will more than likely comp...

Avs Improve, still lose

Elliott played well, but a bad bounce lost the game The Avs have lost another game, but they did get one point in San Jose. Don't worry, the teams ahead and behind them in the standings got a point too. The game looked liked the Avs would get a win leading with only 3 minutes left in the game. But it was a lucky bounce that tied it for the Sharks and got them to overtime. From there Ryan Clowe put home the only shootout goal to lead San Jose to the 2-1 win. Elliott had his best game only allowing less than 3 goals for the first time in the Avs last 19 games. Erik Johnson also looked great getting a nice goal in the third to give the Avs the lead. His wrister from the point wa...

Moving towards that pick!

The Avs continue to slip on their California road trip Greetings readers! Well the Avs are currently on a California road trip, and I hope the team is getting some golf practice in, as I am sure they will have a lot of chances to play come May. The Avs have continued to slide, and besides there win at St. Louis, the Avs have lost 14 out of their last 16 games. It has been just plain dreadful to watch the team, even when they play decent. For instance, I thought their game against Anahiem was preet good overall, however they just couldn't catch any breaks. The biggest thing is not allowing a goal late in the third period. It seems Peter Budaj plays decently well throughout the wh...

EJ plays hero and Avs snap skid!

Well it's over, the record 10 game losing streak snapped against the St. Louis Blues and some familiar faces. Speaking of familiar faces, I called it in my update blog, and sure enough Stewart had two goals and Shatty had an assist. But it wasn't enough as Johnson scored the go ahead goal against his ex-team to lead the Avs to victory. Johnson had a decent game for the Avs finishing with plus minus of 0 and the one goal while logging 25 minutes on the ice. On the opposite side Stewart ended the game with 2 goals and a plus minus of 0, but 2 very costly penalty minutes as the Avs got a 2-0 lead from it. The Blues didn't give up down 2-0 and were able to tie it up 2-2 going into the...

Avs Preview: This looks familiar

Stewart and Johnson will be facing off with their jersey's swapped Avs play in St. Louis tonight only days after the blockbuster trade that saw Erik Johnson join the Avs in exchange for Chris Stewart and Kevin Shattenkirk. All the players involved have had a chance to play at least one game with their new respective clubs and all played decently. Last night St. Louis lost to Chicago 5-3, and neither Stewart or Shattenkirk got a point. In fact, as I was watching the game, a particular goal by Chicago saw Shattenkirk standing around in front of the net as a blackhawk skated in and put the puck in the net off the face-off. Yupp, that was the Shattenkirk I remembered on the defensive si...

Avs Update: The Real Anderson Story

EJ made his debut in a 4-0 loss against the Sharks Ex Players Faceoff Well it has been a couple of days since the big trades and at least every player involved has had one game with their new teams (Except for Elliott, still having visa problems). I thought both EJ and McClement played quite well for the Avs. EJ and Jay both had a ton of chances and fit well with the team. I don't fault either for any of the goals and EJ made some great plays defensively. One play in particular was a guy got the puck for the Sharks right in the slot and out of no where EJ dove in front and blocked a for sure goal. Tonight is a HUGE game as the Avs head into St. Louis for a match up of ex players...

Avs make surprise late nighter with Blues: My take

Former first round pick Eric Johnson is headed to Denver In a surprising late night trade that was quite shocking to wake up to the Avs have traded former first round picks Chris Stewart and Kevin Shattenkirk plus a conditional second round pick to St. Louis for former first pick overall Eric Johnson, and Jay McClement plus a conditional first round pick. The two conditional picks are interesting, if St. Louis finishes in the bottom 10 this year they will have the option to keep their pick this year, however they will give up a first next year risking a worse year and a better pick going Colorado's way. Depending on what St. Louis does with the pick, the Avs second will either be th...

Avs Acquire Elliott for Anderson... WHAT?!

Avs Acquired Elliott for Anderson The Avs just traded goaltender Craig Anderson for Ottawa's Brian Elliott... WHAT?! Neither team is really going to make a run for a playoff spot yet they make this trade? This one baffles me. Last night there were rumors Andy would be heading for Toronto after the Giguere injury. But no one, and I mean no one saw this coming. I just don't get it. Both goalies are struggling, so the Avs traded one struggling goalie for another? I mean honestly I am starting to get sick of underachieving players the Avs acquire in hopes of a scenery change that might help them find their game. I will have more on the trade as more details come, maybe what was go...