LeBrun: The NHL goalie carousel’s early hits, misses, surprises and flops

Let me reiterate a sentiment I’ve shared before over the past year or two: I don’t think NHL front offices have ever felt less confident about evaluating the goaltending position as they do today. Which is strange because teams have never been blessed with as much data as they now have. But the position has … Read more

The NHL All-In Power Rankings: Top Five

Nick Turchiaro-USA TODAY Sports What does it mean to go “all-in”? Well, that’s a great question. To me, going all-in means throwing every single possible answer at the wall in the hopes that it sticks. It means plundering your prospect cupboard to upgrade your roster. It means shuttling out draft picks for real, tangible players. … Read more

Avalanche defeat Stars in shootout for third straight win

DALLAS — The Colorado Avalanche blew a late lead but recovered for their third straight win, 3-2 in a shootout against the Dallas Stars at American Airlines Center on Monday. Jason Robertson tied it 2-2 for Dallas with 26 seconds remaining in the third period on a shot from the bottom of the right face-off … Read more

Women in Hockey: Erin DeGraff

The NHL is celebrating women in hockey, and every week through November, NHL.com will highlight a woman from each of the 32 teams. Today, a look at Colorado Avalanche director, team services and immigration Erin DeGraff: Name: Erin DeGraff Job title: Director, team services and immigration Education: BS Sports Entertainment and Event Management. Johnson & … Read more

Mike Harrington’s NHL power rankings

Through Saturday’s games. Last week’s rankings in parentheses. 1. Boston Bruins. Tied with Sabers for 52 minutes before pulling it out. Veteran savvy. (1) 2. Vegas Golden Knights. Stumbled at home in trap game vs. Blues after Eichelfest in Buffalo. (2) 3. Carolina Hurricanes. Searching for more offense but playing such a rugged two-way game. … Read more

Rantanen has two goals, assist for Avalanche in win against Predators

DENVER — Mikko Rantanen had two goals and an assist for the Colorado Avalanche in a 5-3 win against the Nashville Predators at Ball Arena on Thursday. It was Colorado’s first game since sweeping the Columbus Blue Jackets at the 2022 NHL Global Series in Finland on Nov. 4-5, and first home game since Oct. … Read more

Ryan Reynolds expresses interest in buying NHL team Ottawa Senators

Actor Ryan Reynolds has his eyes on a major sporting purchase, revealing he’s interested in buying the NHL franchise the Ottawa Senators. The 30-year-old team is for sale after the estate of former owner Eugene Melnyk, who had owned the Senators since 2003, died in March at age 62. His daughters have been part of … Read more

LeBrun: Potential NHL trade candidates (O’Reilly? Horvat?) and deadline buyers emerging early

It’s just one month into the NHL season, and already we can start contemplating potential scenarios for the March 3 trade deadline. Including, perhaps, some that we didn’t see coming. Take the Blues, for example, mired in a franchise-record eight-game losing streak, and already having had their general manager, Doug Armstrong, warn of possible consequences … Read more

McNab dies at 70, was 2021 US Hockey Hall of Fame inductee

Peter McNab, color analyst for the Colorado Avalanche who played 14 NHL seasons as a forward, died Sunday. He was 70. “The Altitude and KSE family are saddened to announce the passing of our friend, Peter McNab,” Altitude TV, the regional sports network of the Avalanche, said in a tweet. “Our hearts go out to … Read more

Avalanche names engraved on Stanley Cup

The Colorado Avalanche are etched in history — literally. After winning the Stanley Cup last season, the Avalanche got their names engraved on the Cup, the final product which was unveiled Friday. Earlier this offseason, “Colorado Avalanche 2021-22” had been engraved on the Cup, but the 52 members of the team and staff were recently … Read more