Makar ‘honored’ to win Norris Trophy, focused on Cup with Avalanche

TAMPA – Cale Makar said he appreciated winning the Norris Trophy, given annually to the top defenseman in the NHL, at the 2022 NHL Awards on Tuesday. But winning the Stanley Cup with the Colorado Avalanche remains the ultimate goal. The Avalanche have a 2-1 lead in the best-of-7 series against the Tampa Bay Lightning … Read more

Flames executive Snow thankful to share story of ALS battle at NHL Awards

Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis has affected his face, speech and right arm, but here he was with his wife, Kelsie, and their children – Cohen, 10, and Willa, 7 – to present the Norris Trophy and raise awareness of the progressive neuromuscular disease. Snow thumped his chest with his left arm in appreciation. “ALS is an … Read more

Cale Makar is on the verge of becoming NHL royalty

Oh boy, after that complete evisceration, where do I even begin? Let’s try this: On Saturday night, the Avalanche and Lightning took each other on in Game 2 of the Stanley Cup Final, and Colorado took a 2-0 series lead. Cale Makar had– Hmm, no. I feel like I’m underselling it. Another attempt: On Saturday … Read more

The evolution of hockey fandom in Denver

DENVER – As the Colorado Avalanche continues its quest for a third Stanley Cup win, much has been said about its championship pedigree. Most notably, the fact that the team hoisted Lord Stanley’s Cup in its first year in Denver. But the evolution of hockey fandom in the Mile High City is a much longer … Read more

Makar continuing historic rise for Avalanche in Western Conference Final

DENVER – Cale Makar stood out amid the chaos of the Colorado Avalanche’s 8-6 win against the Edmonton Oilers in Game 1 of the Western Conference Final on Tuesday, in yet another episode of his historic rise. The 23-year-old defenseman had three points (one goal, two assists), giving him four three-point games in the Stanley … Read more

Makar finds his way in Western Second Round for Avalanche against Blues

ST. LOUIS – When Cale Makar comes to play, odds are his opponent will pay the price. That wasn’t the case during the opening two games of the Western Conference Second Round when the 23-year-old defenseman for the Colorado Avalanche found himself in an un-Makar-like state of mediocrity. Makar had no points and was minus-2 … Read more

McDavid, MacKinnon, Makar, Matthews and Gaudreau come up big in NHL Playioffs

Edmonton’s Connor McDavid had a goal and two assists against the Kings Tuesday night.Image: Getty Images Hockey followers love to taut that not only is hockey the ultimate team game – everyone gets a shift after all – but that the playoffs highlight this. It’s somewhat true, though it’s usually a top-end player or goalie … Read more