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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...

A Tribute to Peter the Great

As I sit at my computer screen, staring blankly at the worst performance by a team in Colorado Avalanche history, and I want to get this game out of my mind. I figured the best way was to write a tribute to one of the greatest hockey players to ever play the game. Peter Forsberg finally decided to call it quits today after a career that was full of amazing play and questions of what if? What if Foppa had of played 1,200 games like some of the other greats? What if Foppa wasn’t born with a foot defect that caused pain while skating? What if they found a cure and Forsberg could go back to 100 percent? What if, what if, what if! I want to start back with the biggest what if of Forsbe...

Worst day in Avalanche History!

On a day when out of no where Peter Forsberg announces his retirement, the Avs have had the worst day ever. As I write this the score is 8-1, scratch that, make it 9-1 now. Listening to the announcers try to cover up the horrible play is just plain stupid. Saying it's unlucky, and not really getting any bounces... IT'S 9-1! That isn't just bounces!! Add on to the terrible game, The avs lost two players including Matt Duchene. You hope Duchene's injury isn't bad, but he left with a pretty bad hand injury. Also rookie defensemen Cameron Gaunce was hit with a puck and also left not being able to put pressure on his leg. So let's see the injury list right now. Matt Duchene Camero...

Forsberg decides to retire... WAIT WHAT!?

As the Avs blogger it gives me sad news to announce Forsbergs retirement from the NHL. This cam as a shock to me today when it was first announced. Forsberg has always been one of my favorite Avs players and for anyone that saw him play the last two games you have to wonder why? Forsberg was easily the best player in his two games and even though he ended with a -4, He could have easily had 4-6 points had it not been for teammates who screwed up easy chances. But enough about the actual retirement, I would like to go back to some of my favorite, and worst Forsberg moments. The top Forsberg moment for me would have to of been a game in Florida some time around 1998 or so... Avs wer...