In today’s NHL rumor rundown, there is speculation Taylor Hall might sign a deal similar to the one Marian Hossa did years ago, the New York Rangers have no idea which goaltender to start for the play-ins, and what is the plan for Tuukka Rask in Boston? Finally, how big a role will Kailer Yamamoto
In today’s NHL rumor rundown, while fans have heard from the Tampa Bay Lightning, there are comments from the other team to vote “no” on the 24-team play-in, the Carolina Hurricanes. In Detroit, there seems to be some correction on an earlier report about Dmytro Timashov, and in Colorado Bowen Byram got some less-than stellar
The 2020 NHL Draft will have multiple rounds of 1st-round caliber players. That’s what made the THW Writers’ Mock Draft such a challenge; there’s no one “correct” fit for any draft slot. I should have chosen a center for the Colorado Avalanche’s 1st-round selection instead of a blueliner, but I compensated by drafting three middle-six forwards in the 3rd through 5th rounds.
May take a Zadorov trade to get Byram in the lineup Mike Chambers of the Denver Post: (mailbag) The Colorado Avalanche have pending restricted free agent defensemen in Nikita Zadorov and Ryan Graves. Graves will get a nice contract from the Avs, but Zadorov may not. If the Avs move Zadorov, Bo Byram would have
The Colorado Avalanche face some tough choices with their non-roster players whose contracts are set to expire at the end of the season. Seven players who aren’t starters but are on team contracts will confront their future with the organization shortly. They all filled roles with the Colorado Eagles, the club’s AHL affiliate, and over
In today’s NHL rumor rundown, one scribe took a look at the potential of Taylor Hall going to the Colorado Avalanche. Another inside provided the latest word on the Dustin Byfuglien saga? And, a third asked what will the Ottawa Senators do with Anthony Duclair? Avalanche Have Eyes on Taylor Hall? The Score’s Sean O’Leary
The Colorado Avalanche face some interesting choices over the offseason. They could be set for another substantial roster change. Currently, 12 players listed on the team’s starting roster sit on contracts ending whenever the 2019-20 season’s over. It’s the perfect time to look at each player and consider their chances of staying with the team.
As you surely know by now, the NHL has suspended the 2019-20 season amid the coronavirus outbreak. This decision, of course, reflects the best interests of players, team staff, fans, and everyone engaged with the hockey community. However, from a hockey standpoint, the paused season benefits some teams more than others. The Philadelphia Flyers, for
With over 220 games under his belt, it’s easy to forget that Colorado Avalanche defenseman Samuel Girard is only 21 years old. His NHL experience at such a young age has contributed to his steady improvement over three seasons. Now, he has become a staple on the team’s blue line. He has not only increased
The top of the Western Conference is a close head-to-head-to-head race between the St. Louis Blues, Dallas Stars and Colorado Avalanche. Injuries, inconsistency and scheduling could factor into the competition down the stretch. The Avalanche are at a disadvantage with injuries, but they have won games in similar situations in the past and may do
Rookie Martin Kaut fought to reach his debut with the Colorado Avalanche. The 20-year-old Colorado Eagles call-up proved ready for his NHL shot. His efforts pose a question – should he remain with the club once the injured veterans return? 2018 NHL Draft Kaut participated in the 2018 NHL Draft combine hoping to find a
We are less than a week away from the Feb. 24 NHL trade deadline and rumors are flying around like a Russian gymnast on speed. Probably the most sought after player in this year’s group of trade rumors is New York Rangers’ left wing Chris Kreider. He is in the final year of his contract
Scouting the Colorado Avalanche and Tampa Bay Lightning Mike Chambers: Scouts listed to attend last night’s Avalanche – Lightning game includes the Pittsburgh Penguin, Los Angeles Kings, Montreal Canadiens, Toronto Maple Leafs, and the Detroit Red Wings (assistant GM Pat Verbeek). Pierre LeBrun: Canadiens Marc Bergevin and Scott Mellanby were scheduled to be in Colorado.
Rumor roundup involving the Sharks, Devils, Wild, Canadiens, Panthers, Senators, and the Rangers Bruce Garrioch of the Ottawa Sun: The San Jose Sharks season is a writeoff and the “For Sale” sign is up. Defenseman Brenden Dillon is expected to be traded and there will be teams keeping an eye on Joe Thornton. Thornton carries
Asking price for Chris Kreider and potential teams that might be interested Rick Carpiniello of The Athletic: New York Rangers pending UFA Chris Kreider is looking for a seven-year deal at around $7 million per season. The Rangers asking trade price for Kreider has to be a first-round pick, or multiple conditional second-round picks, or
Avalanche may not be able to afford Zadorov Nick Kypreos: Colorado Avalanche have a pending restricted free agent Nikita Zadorov to keep an eye on between the trade deadline and the opening of free agency on July 1st. Have been hearing that the Avalanche may not be willing to sign him up to a big
In today’s NHL rumor rundown, expect the Colorado Avalanche to spend some money and try to acquire a couple of pieces after learning forward Nazem Kadri is out long-term. The Minnesota Wild have an asking price for Matt Dumba and Jonas Brodin, there is news on Arizona’s plans for Taylor Hall and the St. Louis
Looking at some trade candidates for the Anaheim Ducks Eric Stephens of The Athletic: Looking at some potential trade candidates for the Anaheim Ducks. They have backup goaltender Ryan Miller who is a pending UFA. (He does have some trade control) 29-year old forward Derek Grant could get some interest for a team looking for