May 11, 2013

Josh Kroenke Named New President Of Colorado Avalanche

Josh Kroenke was announced Friday as the new president of the Colorado Avalanche. He will take over for Pierre Lacroix, who’s stepping down after 18 seasons and two Stanley Cup titles. Lacroix will stay with the team as an adviser. Former team captain Joe Sakic also received a promotion as the Avs overhauled their front office. He’s now […]

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May 10, 2013

Colorado Avalanche To Announce Front Office Changes Today

The Colorado Avalanche announced a press conference for 3 p.m. ET on Friday, where team governor Josh Kroenke will make an announcement regarding the club’s front office. We reported earlier that the announcement will involve Hockey Hall of Famer Joe Sakic to be introduced in a new role with increased responsibilities. Sakic currently serves as an executive advisor and […]

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May 10, 2013

Quick Hits: Joe Sakic, Colorado Avalanche Head Coach, Dave Tippett

Look for Joe Sakic to fill a more significant front-office role with the Colorado Avalanche in the not-too-distant future. As relayed by the Denver Post, an NHL source says such a promotion is in the works. No word yet on the exact position, but Adrian Dater suggests a prominent gig on the hockey operations side feels about right. If not Patrick […]

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April 29, 2013

Colorado Avalanche Win Draft Lottery For Number 1 Pick

The Colorado Avalanche won the NHL draft lottery on Monday, per ESPN.com. The Florida Panthers own the second pick for June’s draft, while the Tampa Bay Lightning have the third selection. Colorado had an 18.8 percent chance of winning the lottery after finishing the regular season with a 16-25-7 record, worst in the Western Conference. The Panthers, who finished last in […]

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April 28, 2013

Colorado Avalanche Fire Head Coach Joe Sacco

The Colorado Avalanche have fired coach Joe Sacco, the team announced Sunday. Sacco was hired June 4, 2009, to replace Tony Granato. The Avalanche made the Stanley Cup Playoffs in Sacco’s first season, earning the eighth seed in the Western Conference before losing to the top-seededSan Jose Sharks in the first round. They have failed to qualify in each […]

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April 12, 2013

Quick Hits: Carl Soderberg, Adam Foote, Drew LeBlanc

ESPNBoston.com’s James Murphy confirms the Swedish Ice Hockey Association has indeed blocked Carl Soderberg‘s deal with the Boston Bruins. Apparently the national association is fairly intent on Soderberg suiting up for Sweden at the upcoming IIHF World Championship. The tournament ends May 19. The Colorado Avalanche will retire the jersey of longtime defenseman Adam Foote in a ceremony next season. The 41-year-old […]

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April 11, 2013

NHL Signing: Montreal Canadiens Sign Peter Budaj To Two-Year Contract Extension

The Montreal Canadiens on Wednesday signed goaltender Peter Budaj to a two-year contract extension. The deal is worth $2.8 million, a source told Pierre LeBrun. Budaj played eight games with the Canadiens this season, with a 6-1-1 record and 2.28 goals against average and .917 save percentage with one shutout. Budaj joined the Canadiens organization as a free agent […]

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April 3, 2013

NHL Trade: Colorado Avalanche Trade Ryan O’Byrne To Toronto Maple Leafs

Darren Dreger reports via Twitter that the Colorado Avalanche have traded Ryan O’Byrne to the Toronto Maple Leafs for a 4th round pick.

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March 21, 2013

NHL Trade Rumors: Boston Bruins May Look For Defenseman

With defenseman Adam McQuaid (shoulder injury) out for up to a month, the Boston Bruins may want to bring in another blue-line body via trade. Fluto Shinzawa of the Boston Globe proposes defensive depth can be added to the list of “wants” that also includes a left-shot top-four defenseman and a scoring winger. Now whether the Bruins are able to […]

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March 13, 2013

Minnesota Wild May Be “Close To Signing” Brett Clark

The Minnesota Wild may be close to bringing a veteran defenseman into the mix. According to Michael Russo of the Minneapolis Star-Tribune, word has it the Wild is “very interested” and may be “close to signing” free agent Brett Clark to an NHL contract. “My guess is if the Wild is signing him, it would be for the purpose of playing […]

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