Avalanche History

June 10 is a memorable date for a handful of fan bases across the National Hockey League. There were champions crowned in the most dramatic of fashions as well as some franchise-altering draft picks. This was also the date when the hockey world lost one of its greatest players. Hockey World Says Goodbye to a
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Over the past 25 seasons since they moved from Quebec in 1995, the Colorado Avalanche have made a handful of trades whose legacy was felt for seasons after the transaction itself. This list will discuss the five franchise-defining trades in Avalanche history (not Quebec Nordiques, so the Peter Forsberg/Eric Lindros trade does not appear).  Before we jump into the rankings,
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July 20 has been an eventful date in National Hockey League history despite no games being played. A Hall of Fame goaltender finally lands in a spot where he can get a crack at the NHL. A two-time Stanley Cup winner retires. There was a historic hire among the scouting ranks and a very talented
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July 1 has been a big news day for the National Hockey League in recent years thanks to the start of free agency. In addition to some big contracts getting signed, this date has also seen the birth of three different Hall of Fame forwards. Free Agency Frenzy July 1 has been the opening of
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One of the most dramatic sagas in National Hockey League history finally came to an end on this date in 1992. Also, a talented draft class entered the league, a new franchise got its first coach and a relocated one got its new identity. Lindros’ Fate Decided The Quebec Nordiques used the first overall pick
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The Colorado Avalanche share a 40-year history with the Quebec Nordiques, including a checkered record concerning draft selections. The Nordiques joined the NHL for the 1979 season and played 16 seasons before relocating to Denver, becoming the Colorado Avalanche. While the location changed, the draft classes share a hit-or-miss track record. In breaking down the
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There was still plenty of hockey played on June 7 and we got to see a trio of unique Stanley Cup winners, some overtime drama, clutch goaltending and one streak extended while another was snapped. Plus, some of the best players in National Hockey League history got their calls to the Hockey Hall of Fame.
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May 29 has proven to be a very eventful date in the history of the National Hockey League. The greatest player to ever play shattering the dreams of one the Original Six franchises was just one of many Stanley Cup playoff moments to occur on this date. The Great One Breaks Hearts in Toronto The
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Today’s history lesson is full of great Stanley Cup playoff memories including some exciting overtime goals, huge offensive performances and big-time goaltending. Plus, a Hall of Famer and favorite in Motown is celebrating another trip around the sun. It’s “The Captain’s” Birthday Happy Birthday, Stevie Y! (Photo by Bruce Bennett Studios via Getty Images Studios/Getty
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This date has given us a little bit of everything over the years, including some very late regular-season games as well as Stanley Cup playoff milestones. Also, one of the greatest blueliners in National Hockey League history is celebrating his 50th trip around the sun. Goalie Power On April 28, 1970, Jacques Plante recorded his
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If you had to choose two words to describe April 24 throughout the history of the National Hockey League, “overtime goal” would be the perfect pair to use. This date has provided some of the most memorable playoff goals ever scored, as well as some legends breaking records. More OT Goals Than You Can Shake
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