Matt Duchene Traded to Ottawa as Part of Three Team Swap

It finally happened. The Colorado Avalanche have traded forward Matt Duchene to the Ottawa Senators as part of a three team trade that also includes the Nashville Predators. Things break down as follows: centre Kyle Turris has been traded to the Predators, with goalie Andrew Hammond, prospect Shane Bowers and a pair of draft picksContinue reading “Matt Duchene Traded to Ottawa as Part of Three Team Swap”

Unpacking the Matt Duchene Situation

You don’t have to go very far to find a story about Matt Duchene and the Colorado Avalanche. To put things mildly, things have gotten very interesting between the player and his team. But what exactly is going on? The 26-year-old has two years remaining on his current five-year contract, which was signed in JulyContinue reading “Unpacking the Matt Duchene Situation”

2017-2018 Season Preview: Colorado Avalanche

There’s nowhere to go but up for the Colorado Avalanche. The club finished 2016-2017 in last place, collecting just 22 wins and finishing last in scoring and goals allowed. Colorado general manager Joe Sakic got on the ball and has been making some big changes in the off-season, which seems like the only reasonable response.Continue reading “2017-2018 Season Preview: Colorado Avalanche”

Avalanche Eyeing Trades as Dismal Season Continues

The Colorado Avalanche occupy last place in the NHL and that means trade speculation is running rampant once more. The club has dropped four straight and holds 25 points, with even the lowly Arizona Coyotes two points ahead in the standings. And to think, Arizona has dropped seven in a row. Colorado has mustered justContinue reading “Avalanche Eyeing Trades as Dismal Season Continues”

2016-2017 Season Preview: Colorado Avalanche

To say the Colorado Avalanche are in a state of upheaval is a little on the nose, but the recent departure of head coach Patrick Roy has certainly left the franchise in a state of tumult. That’s not to say that the team is headed for the basement, but Joe Sakic does have a jobContinue reading “2016-2017 Season Preview: Colorado Avalanche”