Joe Sakic’s patience pays off as Avalanche prepare for Stanley Cup Final just five years after 48-point season

Calling for Joe Sakic to lose his job in the summer of 2017 —  shortly after the Avalanche’s lowly 48-point season — was something most, if not everyone around the hockey world could agree on. The general manager of the team he once captained was at a crossroads. They were one year removed from the […]

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Hockey Mountain High Podcast: Fighting

Listen to “Fighting” on Spreaker. The Avalanche fell 3-2 in overtime against Tyson Jost and the Minnesota Wild. Following the loss, Aarif and J.J. break down the game in its entirety. They touch on Cam Talbot’s performance for Minnesota, Nathan MacKinnon dropping the gloves and Nazem Kadri stepping up offensively once again. They then look […]

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WATCH: Nathan MacKinnon and Cale Makar connect on Avalanche’s game-winning overtime goal

Now THAT is a Mack attack if we've ever seen one. Nathan MacKinnon ends it for the @Avalanche with this @TwistedTea OT winner! pic.twitter.com/0jxUooT4AF — NHL (@NHL) March 22, 2022 The Avalanche extended their winning streak to four games following a 3-2 overtime victory over the Edmonton Oilers at Ball Arena on Monday. Mikko Rantanen […]

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Hockey Mountain High Podcast: Avalanche Trade Deadline Recap

Listen to “Avalanche Trade Deadline Recap” on Spreaker. The trade deadline has come and gone for the Avalanche and the rest of the NHL. Aarif and J.J. are at Ball Arena following Joe Sakic’s press conference. They share their thoughts on the acquisitions of Artturi Lehkonen from Montreal and Andrew Cogliano from San Jose. The […]

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Avalanche acquire forwards Artturi Lehkonen and Andrew Cogliano in separate deals

In the first of two trade-deadline day deals, The Avalanche have acquired forward Artturi Lehkonen from the Montreal Canadiens. Defensive prospect Justin Barron and a 2024 second-round pick are headed back to the Canadiens. Montreal will also retain 50 percent of Lehkonen’s contract, which expires this summer. In 58 games this season, Lehkonen, 26, has […]

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Hockey Mountain High Podcast: Joe Sakic Speaks

Listen to “Joe Sakic Speaks” on Spreaker. Joe Sakic held a media press conference on Thursday before a 3-2 victory over the Tampa Bay Lightning. Aarif and J.J. recap the presser in its entirety. They touch on Sakic’s comments regarding Bowen Byram’s personal leave, the trade deadline and some of the Avs’ impending unrestricted free […]

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“There’s no quit in this team.” Joe Sakic addresses the current state of the Avalanche ahead of must-see matchup against the Tampa Bay Lightning

In his first media availability since October, Avalanche general manager Joe Sakic touched on a number of subjects at Ball Arena on Thursday prior to Colorado’s matchup against the Tampa Bay Lightning. The Avs are 32-8-4 coming out of the All-Star break, pacing the Western Conference with 68 points and leading the NHL in points […]

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Avalanche to honor former GM and president Pierre Lacroix at Ball Arena

From the Colorado Avalanche Public Relations Department DENVER – The Colorado Avalanche Hockey Club announced Tuesday that the organization will honor the late Pierre Lacroix prior to the Oct. 16 game against the St. Louis Blues at Ball Arena.  The Avalanche’s former general manager and team president passed away on Dec. 13, 2020. The ceremony will […]

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Avalanche sign 2021 first-round draft pick Oskar Olausson to entry-level contract

The Avalanche have signed their 2021 first-round draft pick. Oskar Olausson, who was selected 28th overall two weeks ago, signed his three-year entry-level deal Friday. Olausson is just the third player in the 2021 draft to sign a professional contract joining Danila Klimovich (Vancouver, 41st overall) and Zachary L’Heureux (Nashville, 27th overall). Listen to “Depth […]

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