This morning in the Western Conference, Marian Hossa is finding his game, Valtteri Filppula has cast removed, Mikael Samuelsson avoids media after yesterday’s game, the importance of Joffrey Lupul and Bobby Ryan in Anaheim and much more after the jump.
Why aren’t the surprising Avalanche drawing any fans?
Let’s be honest. The Colorado Avalanche had a worse year than Pauly Shore last year. After finishing in last place in the entire Western Conference during the 2008/09 regular season (that’s right, that’s how bad it got), Colorado basically pulled a General Motors and slashed a huge portion of their managerial and coaching staff, albeit […]
From TSN.ca: The Colorado Avalanche have traded Ryan Smyth to the Los Angeles Kings for defencemen Kyle Quincey, Tom Preissing and a fifth-round pick. Read the full story here. After losing out on several big UFA’s this week, the Kings finally make a splash and acquire Captain Canada, who at 33 isn’t getting any younger, […]
What team beat writers are saying this afternoon: NHL The Thrashers have signed Nikolai Antropov to a 4 year, $16 million contract. As well, the team also re-signed Chris Thorburn. A lot of cash to be throwing at Antropov but really not out of line with the ridiculous spending we’ve already seen the past day […]
From www.tsn.ca New Colorado Avalanche general manager Greg Sherman has apparently wasted no time in hiring a head coach. According to the Denver Post, the club will announce the hiring of former player Joe Sacco at a 2pm pt news conference. The move comes just one day after Sherman was named the new general manager of […]
From TSN: The Colorado Avalanche parted ways with head coach Tony Granato and five other members of the franchise’s hockey operations staff on Wednesday. The Avalanche also relieved assistant coaches Jacques Cloutier and Dave Barr, goaltending coach Jeff Hackett, assistant to the general manager Michel Goulet and video coordinator PJ DeLuca of their respective duties. In […]
Stanley Cup Final Luck played a factor in yesterday’s result, writes Mitch Albom. With Game 2 tonight, Albom believes the Penguins saw many signs that gave them confidence heading into Sunday night. Last night had to be frustrating for Pittsburgh, explains Bob Wojnowski. Dave Dye says Marc-Andre Fleury wasn’t as sharp as Chris Osgood. Jonathan Ericsson probably wouldn’t have played […]