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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...

Forsberg's Decision

Peter Forsberg's comeback to the NHL ended today as the Colorado Avalanche forward retired two games into his season. Forsberg has had chronic foot/ankle problems for a while now, and tried to come back multiple times with the Avs and the Philadelphia Flyers. I'll leave all the stats and memories to the Avalanche writers, I just wanted to voice my opinion on Foppa. As a huge Red Wings fan growing up, watching the Wings battle the Avs was the best thing going. The Avs had Sakic, Forsberg, Roy, Foote and Hejduk and the Wings countered with Yzerman, Shanahan, Fedorov and Lidstrom. It really was a great rivalry. The thing is at the time I hated the Avalanche with a passion. That's ...

He's Back!!!!

Peter the Great makes his return tonight for the struggling Avs Peter Forsberg makes his comeback tonight in ohio Well it is official, reports here in Denver have confirmed Forsberg will make his return tonight in Columbus skating on a line with Duchene and Hejduk. Forsberg seemed quite nervous in interviews this morning and has said he just wants to get it done with and get back on the ice. Duchene seemed very excited when interviewed as well saying he hopes Forsberg can feed him for some goals tonight. Another interesting part of the interview with Forsberg was talking about his physical play on the ice. He said he may not be the same physical player, however he did once you get ...

Avs-Wild Preview: Payback time!

Goalie Craig Anderson needs to find his game from last year Payback for a loss at home Well the Avs faceoff against Minnesota tonight in St. Paul. Just last week the Avs lost 4-3 at home to the Wild after a super performance from Andrew Brunette and Jose Theodore. It seems anytime there is a player who spent time in an Avs uniform, they have an amazing game against us (see Radim Vrbata last gmae who had a goal and an assist). Last game Bruno ended up with 2 goals and Theo played a great game that helped the Wild come away wit the win. Now the Avs have a chance for revenge and a chance to get back into the playoff races. Currently the Avs are 5 points out of 8th place and 3 ...

Shutout twice in a row... It's over

Well we can't stop them from scoring 3, and we can't score.. For the second straight game that Avs lost 3-0, and it is starting to get ridiculous. I have no idea what the true reason they are playing this bad. There isn't one part of the team that can be blamed more than the other. The defense is bad, the goaltending mediocre, no one can score on this team. The only place one can put blame in this situation is the coach. Coach Sacco keeps benching players, putting them through bag skates, calling up and sending players down. Nothing is working and you have to wonder if it might be Sacco himself. Peter Forsberg didn't play last night because of immigration issues and had to ev...

It's Official! Foppa Returns!

Peter Forsberg has returned officially to the Avs Well it is official. Peter the great has returned and signed a contract for the Avs today after practice. The team announced a little while ago but haven't announced specifics. He will travel with the team today but will not play in Phoenix tomorrow night. My bet is by Friday we could see him play or next Monday at home. It will be interesting as to what he can bring to the table, but honestly right now I would take anything from this team that is just playing uninspired right now after yesterday's 3-0 loss to the Ducks. News of the contract is $1 Million pro-rated... Not too shabby considering the Avs paid him $5 Mill prorated l...

The tale of two Peter's

This is the blog of two Peter's... Avs fans got both good and bad news on the Peter's out of Avalanche practice today. The not so good news has to do with Forsberg and his dreaded foot injury. Forsberg had to stop skating and leave the ice numerous times and was seen not only talking to the training but constantly messing with the skate from the bad foot. No one is jumping to conclusions, but that isn't a good sign for him and his foot. Still waiting for Adrian Dater's post practice blog as he was the one that has been reporting on the possible foot problems at practice today. Unless everyone is reading into what happened wrong, this could spell the near conclusion to the Foppa situa...

Here they come down the stretch...

Forsberg is one thing that will be a big topic down the stretch Well the All-Star festivities are over, the players are more than likely back with their teams, and now the fun begins. Teams are in either playoff mode or rebuild mode from here on out. The Avs are the tipping point as they could go either way. I want to point out some of the key stories that Avs fans will be following from here on out. 1. Peter Forsberg Saga Well the conclusion to the Foppa comeback should be coming soon, maybe even as soon as the end of the week. All signs are pointing towards a comeback and most likely signing with the Avs. The biggest things after he signs is how healthy is he? How many game...

Avs preview, Stastny added to the All-star team

Paul Stastny has been named as a replacement for the All-Star Game! Prior to my preview of tonight's contest against the Coyotes, I want to congratulate Paul Stastny who has been named as a replacement for the All-Star game. Paul will be joining Matty D and the Avs now have three players going including rookie Kevin Shattenkirk who will be apart of the skills competition. Paul has had an up and down year and it is good to see him finally be able to attend an all-star game after the last time where he was injured and could not attend. Good luck to both him and Matt and I hope they make the organization and the fans proud. Avalanche vs Coyotes Tonights game is huge for the team a...