July 18, 2013

NHL Signing: Colorado Avalanche, Matt Duchene Agree To Five Year Contract Extension

The Colorado Avalanche on Thursday signed center Matt Duchene to a five-year contract extension. The deal is said to be worth $30 million over the five years. “Matt already is and will be a big part of our team’s nucleus for the long term,” Avalanche executive vice president of hockey operations Joe Sakic said. “We all felt that it was important […]

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June 6, 2013

NHL Signing: Colorado Avalanche, Patrick Bordeleau Agree To Three-Year Contract

The Colorado Avalanche signed left winger Patrick Bordeleau to a three-year deal on Wednesday. The 27-year-old enforcer led the team in hits (116) and finished second in penalty minutes (70). He also scored two goals and had three assists in 46 games. Executive vice-president of hockey operations Joe Sakic said Bordeleau brings “toughness” to the lineup. Bordeleau made his NHL debut […]

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May 17, 2013

Colorado Avalanche May Hire Coach Without NHL Experience

Adrian Dater of the Denver Post reports that new Colorado Avalanche hockey ops chief Joe Sakic may have had a change of heart about hiring a coach without NHL experience as reported yesterday. That would seem to put former Avs legend and current Quebec junior league bench boss Patrick Roy firmly back in contention for Joe Sacco’s old job. “Indications from the […]

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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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June 26, 2012

2012 Hockey Hall of Fame Inductees Named

The 2012 Hockey Hall of Fame inductees are Joe Sakic, Pavel Bure, Mats Sundin and Adam Oates. Many are surprised that Brendan Shanahan wasn’t a first-ballot Hall of Famer while Sundin was, but it’s tough to argue with this year’s class. Bure and Sakic were among the most gifted goal-scorers of all-time while Oates was […]

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November 5, 2011

Quick Hits: Bettman, N.J.Devils, Hall Of Fame, Bobrovsky, Omark, Letestu, Flyers

Some links of the news happening this weekend: Matt Moore at CBSSports has an article with NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman discussing the NHL and the correlation between its lockout and the current NBA lockout which is currently threatening the entirety of the 2011-2012 season. Bob Holt of NewJerseyNewsroom.com  discusses how The New Jersey Devils have […]

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