5-6-2007 Tyler Weiman uncertain about future
Tyler Weiman wants clarification on his future as he no longer can be considered a prospect. He wants you to clarify his status in the organization.

3-6-2007 Mark Rycroft frustrated
Colorado Avalanche right wing Mark Rycroft feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a core player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of Canada, Mark Rycroft, was originally signed as a free agent to the NHL. He has appeared in 242 NHL games during his career, notching 20 goals and adding 35 assists along with 182 penalty minutes. The 28 year old right wing has played 82 games with the Colorado Avalanche this season, totalling 5+16=21 with 100 PIM.


2-6-2007 Kurt Sauer frustrated
Colorado Avalanche defenseman Kurt Sauer feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a regular player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of USA, Kurt Sauer was originally drafted to the NHL by the Colorado Avalanche in the 3rd round of the 2000 entry draft. He has appeared in 237 NHL games during his career, notching 5 goals and adding 17 assists along with 167 penalty minutes. The 26 year old defenseman has played 51 games with the Colorado Avalanche this season, totalling 2+6=8 with 18 PIM.


31-5-2007 Joel Quenneville praises Ryan McDonagh
Colorado Avalanche head coach Joel Quenneville has praised young defenseman Ryan McDonagh in his latest interviews. Altough he seems very fond of this highly skilled youngster, he didn't want to comment on his team's strategy concerning the upcoming draft.

Ryan McDonagh has played 29 games with Wisconsin this season, collecting 4+9=13 with 40 PIM.


1-6-2007 European players signing window
European players must be signed to contract during the off-season, between June and August. No european is allowed to sign an NHL contract after the european leagues start in September.

30-5-2007 Ossi Vaananen frustrated
Colorado Avalanche defenseman Ossi Vaananen feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a core player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of Finland, Ossi Vaananen was originally drafted to the NHL by the Phoenix Coyotes in the 2nd round of the 1998 entry draft. He has appeared in 438 NHL games during his career, notching 12 goals and adding 66 assists along with 453 penalty minutes. The 26 year old defenseman has played 82 games with the Colorado Avalanche this season, totalling 2+27=29 with 62 PIM.


25-5-2007 Mikko Kalteva uncertain about future
Mikko Kalteva wants clarification on his future as he no longer can be considered a prospect. He wants you to clarify his status in the organization.

22-5-2007 Johnny Boychuk frustrated
Colorado Avalanche defenseman Johnny Boychuk feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a regular player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of Canada, Johnny Boychuk was originally drafted to the NHL by the Colorado Avalanche in the 2nd round of the 2002 entry draft. He has not yet played at NHL level. The 23 year old defenseman has not yet played for the Colorado Avalanche this season. He has played 70 games with the Albany River Rats this season, totalling 2+5=7 with 28 PIM.


21-5-2007 Mark McCutcheon uncertain about future
Mark McCutcheon wants clarification on his future as he no longer can be considered a prospect. He wants you to clarify his status in the organization.

20-5-2007 John-Michael Liles frustrated
Colorado Avalanche defenseman John-Michael Liles feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a core player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of USA, John-Michael Liles was originally drafted to the NHL by the Colorado Avalanche in the 5th round of the 2000 entry draft. He has appeared in 243 NHL games during his career, notching 36 goals and adding 105 assists along with 124 penalty minutes. The 26 year old defenseman has played 82 games with the Colorado Avalanche this season, totalling 12+46=58 with 52 PIM.


19-5-2007 Joel Quenneville praises Alexander Killorn
Colorado Avalanche head coach Joel Quenneville has praised young center Alexander Killorn in his latest interviews. Altough he seems very fond of this highly skilled youngster, he didn't want to comment on his team's strategy concerning the upcoming draft.

Alexander Killorn has played 27 games with Harvard this season, collecting 13+14=27 with 7 PIM.


16-5-2007 Ossi Vaananen frustrated
Colorado Avalanche defenseman Ossi Vaananen feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a core player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of Finland, Ossi Vaananen was originally drafted to the NHL by the Phoenix Coyotes in the 2nd round of the 1998 entry draft. He has appeared in 438 NHL games during his career, notching 12 goals and adding 66 assists along with 453 penalty minutes. The 26 year old defenseman has played 82 games with the Colorado Avalanche this season, totalling 2+27=29 with 62 PIM.


15-5-2007 Mark Rycroft frustrated
Colorado Avalanche right wing Mark Rycroft feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a core player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of Canada, Mark Rycroft, was originally signed as a free agent to the NHL. He has appeared in 242 NHL games during his career, notching 20 goals and adding 35 assists along with 182 penalty minutes. The 28 year old right wing has played 82 games with the Colorado Avalanche this season, totalling 5+16=21 with 100 PIM.


14-5-2007 Matt Murley frustrated
Colorado Avalanche left wing Matt Murley feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a regular player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of USA, Matt Murley was originally drafted to the NHL by the Pittsburgh Penguins in the 2nd round of the 1999 entry draft. He has appeared in 59 NHL games during his career, notching 1 goals and adding 6 assists along with 26 penalty minutes. The 27 year old left wing has not yet played for the Colorado Avalanche this season. He has played 70 games with the Albany River Rats this season, totalling 23+10=33 with 22 PIM.


2-5-2007 Ben Guite frustrated
Colorado Avalanche center Ben Guite feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a regular player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of Canada, Ben Guite was originally drafted to the NHL by the Montreal Canadiens in the 7th round of the 1997 entry draft. He has appeared in 1 NHL games during his career, notching 0 goals and adding 0 assists along with 0 penalty minutes. The 28 year old center has not yet played for the Colorado Avalanche this season. He has played 70 games with the Albany River Rats this season, totalling 5+14=19 with 28 PIM.


29-4-2007 Joel Quenneville praises Olivier Fortier
Colorado Avalanche head coach Joel Quenneville has praised young center Olivier Fortier in his latest interviews. Altough he seems very fond of this highly skilled youngster, he didn't want to comment on his team's strategy concerning the upcoming draft.

Olivier Fortier has played 73 games with Rimouski Oceanic this season, collecting 39+36=75 with 74 PIM.


26-4-2007 Joel Quenneville praises Tysen Dowzak
Colorado Avalanche head coach Joel Quenneville has praised young defenseman Tysen Dowzak in his latest interviews. Altough he seems very fond of this highly skilled youngster, he didn't want to comment on his team's strategy concerning the upcoming draft.

Tysen Dowzak has played 71 games with Kelowna Rockets this season, collecting 8+18=26 with 45 PIM.


25-4-2007 NHL nominates players for NHL Awards
The NHL has released the annual list of award nominees. For each category in which the winner is voted, there are three nominees. The annual NHL Awards Ceremony is held right after the Stanley Cup Finals.

Here are the candidates for season 2006-07:

Jack Adams Award
1. Ron Wilson, San Jose Sharks
2. Alain Vigneault, Vancouver Canucks
3. Barry Trotz, Nashville Predators
Annual award given to the NHL coach adjudged to have contributed the most to his team's success

Calder Memorial Trophy
1. Evgeny Malkin, Pittsburgh Penguins
2. Martin Kariya, Pittsburgh Penguins
3. Gilbert Brule, Pittsburgh Penguins
Annual award given to the player selected as the most proficient in his first year of competition in the National Hockey League

Hart Memorial Trophy
1. Eric Staal, Carolina Hurricanes
2. Brian Gionta, New Jersey Devils
3. Peter Forsberg, Nashville Predators
Annual award given to the player judged to be the most valuable to his team

Lady Byng Memorial Trophy
1. Pavel Datsyuk, Detroit Red Wings
2. Jason Spezza, Ottawa Senators
3. Mike York, Philadelphia Flyers
Annual award given to the player adjudged to have exhibited the best type of sportsmanship and gentlemanly conduct combined with a high standard of playing ability

James Norris Memorial Trophy
1. Zdeno Chara, Boston Bruins
2. Scott Niedermayer, Anaheim Ducks
3. David Tanabe, Carolina Hurricanes
Annual award given to the defense player who demonstrates throughout the season the greatest all-round ability in the position

Frank J. Selke Trophy
1. Eric Meloche, Philadelphia Flyers
2. Eric Godard, Calgary Flames
3. Colby Armstrong, Pittsburgh Penguins
Annual award given to the forward who best excels in the defensive aspects of the game



22-4-2007 John-Michael Liles frustrated
Colorado Avalanche defenseman John-Michael Liles feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a core player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of USA, John-Michael Liles was originally drafted to the NHL by the Colorado Avalanche in the 5th round of the 2000 entry draft. He has appeared in 243 NHL games during his career, notching 36 goals and adding 105 assists along with 124 penalty minutes. The 26 year old defenseman has played 82 games with the Colorado Avalanche this season, totalling 12+46=58 with 52 PIM.


18-4-2007 Colorado Avalanche players selected to World Championships
World Championships in icehockey are about to start. The following players from Colorado Avalanche have been selected to represent their countries:

-Andrew Brunette (CAN)
-Milan Hejduk (CZE)
-Jose Theodore (CAN)
-Karlis Skrastins (LAT)
-Ossi Vaananen (FIN)
-Peter Budaj (SVK)
-Denis Parshin (RUS)
-Wojtek Wolski (CAN)

Altough invited to the team, the following players refused to participate due to miscellaneous reasons:
-Joe Sakic(CAN)
-John-Michael Liles(USA)
-Jordan Leopold(USA)
-Paul Stastny(USA)
-Marek Svatos(SVK)
-Oleg Petrov(RUS)
-Patrice Brisebois(CAN)
-Antti Laaksonen(FIN)
-Nigel Williams(USA)
-Ian Laperriere(CAN)
-Brett Clark(CAN)
-Tyler Arnason(CAN)
-Kurt Sauer(USA)


16-4-2007 Kurt Sauer frustrated
Colorado Avalanche defenseman Kurt Sauer feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a regular player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of USA, Kurt Sauer was originally drafted to the NHL by the Colorado Avalanche in the 3rd round of the 2000 entry draft. He has appeared in 237 NHL games during his career, notching 5 goals and adding 17 assists along with 167 penalty minutes. The 26 year old defenseman has played 51 games with the Colorado Avalanche this season, totalling 2+6=8 with 18 PIM.


15-4-2007 Team captain meets with Oleg Petrov
Following the team's recent 3-1 loss at Washington Capitals on 6-4-2007, Colorado Avalanche captain Joe Sakic and Oleg Petrov were seen outside the dressing room going over some things. He has had some trouble chipping in, so I thought it was time for a little chat, said Joe Sakic

15-4-2007 Kurt Sauer speaks up.
Kurt Sauer is disappointed in the team tactics after having not played in the last five games. He wants more icetime.

14-4-2007 Team captain clashes with Patrice Brisebois
Team captain Joe Sakic finally broke the silence in the locker room today when he pointed out the less than stellar play of Patrice Brisebois. If he wants to play for this team, he should be ready to chip in, said the team captain.

14-4-2007 John-Michael Liles frustrated
Colorado Avalanche defenseman John-Michael Liles feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a core player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of USA, John-Michael Liles was originally drafted to the NHL by the Colorado Avalanche in the 5th round of the 2000 entry draft. He has appeared in 243 NHL games during his career, notching 36 goals and adding 105 assists along with 124 penalty minutes. The 26 year old defenseman has played 82 games with the Colorado Avalanche this season, totalling 12+46=58 with 52 PIM.


14-4-2007 Johnny Boychuk frustrated
Colorado Avalanche defenseman Johnny Boychuk feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a regular player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of Canada, Johnny Boychuk was originally drafted to the NHL by the Colorado Avalanche in the 2nd round of the 2002 entry draft. He has not yet played at NHL level. The 23 year old defenseman has not yet played for the Colorado Avalanche this season. He has played 70 games with the Albany River Rats this season, totalling 2+5=7 with 28 PIM.


12-4-2007 Weekly team report
Who's hot

No-one is especially hot at the moment.

Who's cold

Andrew Brunette has lost his sights and is now 5 games without a goal. Ian Laperriere has been a healthy scratch in his last five games. Oleg Petrov is down on his game pulling a 12 game streak without registering a single point. Brett Clark has played 14 games without a goal. Brett McLean is down on his game pulling a 12 game streak without registering a single point. Mark Rycroft has lost his sights and is now 22 games without a goal. Paul Stastny has lost his sights and is now 12 games without a goal. Kurt Sauer has been a healthy scratch in his last five games. Tyler Arnason has lost his sights and is now 7 games without a goal.

Trainer's room

No injuries at the moment.



11-4-2007 Gabe Gauthier resumes full training.
Albany River Rats right wing Gabe Gauthier has resumed full training after his injury.

10-4-2007 Mitch Love resumes full training.
Albany River Rats defenseman Mitch Love has resumed full training after his injury.

9-4-2007 Matt Murley frustrated
Colorado Avalanche left wing Matt Murley feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a regular player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of USA, Matt Murley was originally drafted to the NHL by the Pittsburgh Penguins in the 2nd round of the 1999 entry draft. He has appeared in 59 NHL games during his career, notching 1 goals and adding 6 assists along with 26 penalty minutes. The 27 year old left wing has not yet played for the Colorado Avalanche this season. He has played 70 games with the Albany River Rats this season, totalling 23+10=33 with 22 PIM.


7-4-2007 Johnny Boychuk frustrated
Colorado Avalanche defenseman Johnny Boychuk feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a regular player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of Canada, Johnny Boychuk was originally drafted to the NHL by the Colorado Avalanche in the 2nd round of the 2002 entry draft. He has not yet played at NHL level. The 23 year old defenseman has not yet played for the Colorado Avalanche this season. He has played 70 games with the Albany River Rats this season, totalling 2+5=7 with 28 PIM.


6-4-2007 Joel Quenneville praises Thomas Hickey
Colorado Avalanche head coach Joel Quenneville has praised young defenseman Thomas Hickey in his latest interviews. Altough he seems very fond of this highly skilled youngster, he didn't want to comment on his team's strategy concerning the upcoming draft.

Thomas Hickey has played 73 games with Seattle Thunderbirds this season, collecting 8+22=30 with 78 PIM.


6-4-2007 Brett Clark speaks up.
Brett Clark is disappointed in the team tactics after averaging 8 minutes in the last five games. He wants more icetime.

6-4-2007 Team captain meets with Antti Laaksonen
Following the team's recent 3-1 loss at Washington Capitals on 6-4-2007, Colorado Avalanche captain Joe Sakic and Antti Laaksonen were seen outside the dressing room going over some things. He has had some trouble chipping in, so I thought it was time for a little chat, said Joe Sakic

6-4-2007 Ben Guite frustrated
Colorado Avalanche center Ben Guite feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a regular player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of Canada, Ben Guite was originally drafted to the NHL by the Montreal Canadiens in the 7th round of the 1997 entry draft. He has appeared in 1 NHL games during his career, notching 0 goals and adding 0 assists along with 0 penalty minutes. The 28 year old center has not yet played for the Colorado Avalanche this season. He has played 70 games with the Albany River Rats this season, totalling 5+14=19 with 28 PIM.


6-4-2007 Gabe Gauthier resumes light training.
Albany River Rats right wing Gabe Gauthier has resumed light training after his injury and is listed day to day.

5-4-2007 Weekly team report
Who's hot

No-one is especially hot at the moment.

Who's cold

Ian Laperriere has been a healthy scratch in his last five games. Oleg Petrov is down on his game pulling a 11 game streak without registering a single point. Brett Clark has played 13 games without a goal. Brett McLean is down on his game pulling a 11 game streak without registering a single point. Mark Rycroft has lost his sights and is now 21 games without a goal. Paul Stastny has lost his sights and is now 11 games without a goal. Kurt Sauer has been a healthy scratch in his last five games. Tyler Arnason has lost his sights and is now 6 games without a goal. Wojtek Wolski has lost his sights and is now 10 games without a goal.

Trainer's room

No injuries at the moment.



5-4-2007 Mitch Love resumes light training.
Albany River Rats defenseman Mitch Love has resumed light training after his injury and is listed day to day.

3-4-2007 Kurt Sauer speaks up.
Kurt Sauer is disappointed in the team tactics after having not played in the last five games. He wants more icetime.

2-4-2007 Joel Quenneville praises Karl Alzner
Colorado Avalanche head coach Joel Quenneville has praised young defenseman Karl Alzner in his latest interviews. Altough he seems very fond of this highly skilled youngster, he didn't want to comment on his team's strategy concerning the upcoming draft.

Karl Alzner has played 73 games with Calgary Hitmen this season, collecting 10+22=32 with 93 PIM.


1-4-2007 Antti Laaksonen speaks up.
Antti Laaksonen is disappointed in the team tactics after averaging 6 minutes in the last five games. He wants more icetime.

31-3-2007 Team captain meets with Mark Rycroft
Following the team's recent 5-3 loss at Vancouver Canucks on 27-3-2007, Colorado Avalanche captain Joe Sakic and Mark Rycroft did not leave the dressing room for some time. I think it was time to get some things out of the way, said Joe Sakic

31-3-2007 Johnny Boychuk frustrated
Colorado Avalanche defenseman Johnny Boychuk feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a regular player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of Canada, Johnny Boychuk was originally drafted to the NHL by the Colorado Avalanche in the 2nd round of the 2002 entry draft. He has not yet played at NHL level. The 23 year old defenseman has not yet played for the Colorado Avalanche this season. He has played 69 games with the Albany River Rats this season, totalling 2+5=7 with 28 PIM.


30-3-2007 Brett Clark speaks up.
Brett Clark is disappointed in the team tactics after averaging 8 minutes in the last five games. He wants more icetime.

30-3-2007 Antti Laaksonen speaks up.
Antti Laaksonen is disappointed in the team tactics after averaging 6 minutes in the last five games. He wants more icetime.

30-3-2007 Kurt Sauer speaks up.
Kurt Sauer is disappointed in the team tactics after having not played in the last five games. He wants more icetime.

29-3-2007 Team captain meets with Brett McLean
Following the team's recent 5-3 loss at Vancouver Canucks on 27-3-2007, Colorado Avalanche captain Joe Sakic and Brett McLean did not leave the dressing room for some time. I think it was time to get some things out of the way, said Joe Sakic

29-3-2007 Mark Rycroft frustrated
Colorado Avalanche right wing Mark Rycroft feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a core player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of Canada, Mark Rycroft, was originally signed as a free agent to the NHL. He has appeared in 241 NHL games during his career, notching 20 goals and adding 35 assists along with 178 penalty minutes. The 28 year old right wing has played 81 games with the Colorado Avalanche this season, totalling 5+16=21 with 96 PIM.


29-3-2007 Antti Laaksonen speaks up.
Antti Laaksonen is disappointed in the team tactics after averaging 6 minutes in the last five games. He wants more icetime.

29-3-2007 Weekly team report
Who's hot

No-one is especially hot at the moment.

Who's cold

Ian Laperriere has been a healthy scratch in his last five games. Oleg Petrov is down on his game pulling a 11 game streak without registering a single point. Brett Clark has played 13 games without a goal. Brett McLean is down on his game pulling a 11 game streak without registering a single point. Mark Rycroft has lost his sights and is now 21 games without a goal. Peter Budaj has been chilly and allowed 9 goals in 2 games. Paul Stastny has lost his sights and is now 11 games without a goal. Kurt Sauer has been a healthy scratch in his last five games. Tyler Arnason has lost his sights and is now 6 games without a goal. Wojtek Wolski has lost his sights and is now 10 games without a goal.

Trainer's room

No injuries at the moment.



28-3-2007 Brett Clark speaks up.
Brett Clark is disappointed in the team tactics after averaging 8 minutes in the last five games. He wants more icetime.

28-3-2007 Matt Murley frustrated
Colorado Avalanche left wing Matt Murley feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a regular player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of USA, Matt Murley was originally drafted to the NHL by the Pittsburgh Penguins in the 2nd round of the 1999 entry draft. He has appeared in 59 NHL games during his career, notching 1 goals and adding 6 assists along with 26 penalty minutes. The 27 year old left wing has not yet played for the Colorado Avalanche this season. He has played 69 games with the Albany River Rats this season, totalling 23+10=33 with 22 PIM.


28-3-2007 Joel Quenneville praises Jean-Simon Allard
Colorado Avalanche head coach Joel Quenneville has praised young center Jean-Simon Allard in his latest interviews. Altough he seems very fond of this highly skilled youngster, he didn't want to comment on his team's strategy concerning the upcoming draft.

Jean-Simon Allard has played 71 games with Moncton Wildcats this season, collecting 30+41=71 with 58 PIM.


27-3-2007 Patrice Brisebois reaches a milestone !
Patrice Brisebois scored the 400th point of his career in tonight's game against the Vancouver Canucks on a feed by Jordan Leopold. I just want to thank this great organization for presenting me with the opportunity to play in the NHL, he commented and was all smiles.

A native of Canada, Patrice Brisebois was originally drafted to the NHL by the Montreal Canadiens in the 2nd round of the 1989 entry draft. He has appeared in 900 NHL games during his career, notching 93 goals and adding 307 assists along with 580 penalty minutes. The 36 year old defenseman has played 29 games with the Colorado Avalanche this season, totalling 4+16=20 with 24 PIM.


25-3-2007 Chris Stewart resumes full training.
Albany River Rats left wing Chris Stewart has resumed full training after his injury.

24-3-2007 Brett Clark speaks up.
Brett Clark is disappointed in the team tactics after averaging 8 minutes in the last five games. He wants more icetime.

24-3-2007 Brett McLean speaks up.
Brett McLean is disappointed in the team tactics after averaging 7 minutes in the last five games. He wants more icetime.

23-3-2007 Kurt Sauer speaks up.
Kurt Sauer is disappointed in the team tactics after having not played in the last five games. He wants more icetime.

22-3-2007 Ossi Vaananen frustrated
Colorado Avalanche defenseman Ossi Vaananen feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a core player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of Finland, Ossi Vaananen was originally drafted to the NHL by the Phoenix Coyotes in the 2nd round of the 1998 entry draft. He has appeared in 435 NHL games during his career, notching 12 goals and adding 66 assists along with 453 penalty minutes. The 26 year old defenseman has played 79 games with the Colorado Avalanche this season, totalling 2+27=29 with 62 PIM.


22-3-2007 Weekly team report
Who's hot

Andrew Brunette is looking steady with 4 points in 4 games last week. Joe Sakic is looking good with a 4 game point scoring streak with 2 game goalstreak. Milan Hejduk is looking steady with 4 points in 4 games last week. Patrice Brisebois is looking steady with 3 points in 4 games last week.

Who's cold

Ian Laperriere has been a healthy scratch in his last five games. Oleg Petrov has lost his sights and is now 9 games without a goal. Brett Clark has played 11 games without a goal. Brett McLean has lost his sights and is now 14 games without a goal. Mark Rycroft is down on his game pulling a 10 game streak without registering a single point. Antti Laaksonen has lost his sights and is now 40 games without a goal. Peter Budaj has been chilly and allowed 21 goals in 4 games. Paul Stastny has lost his sights and is now 9 games without a goal. Kurt Sauer has been a healthy scratch in his last five games. Wojtek Wolski has lost his sights and is now 8 games without a goal.

Trainer's room

No injuries at the moment.



22-3-2007 Ken Klee resumes full training.
Albany River Rats defenseman Ken Klee has resumed full training after his injury.

21-3-2007 Team captain meets with Oleg Petrov
Following the team's recent 5-2 loss at Vancouver Canucks on 21-3-2007, Colorado Avalanche captain Joe Sakic and Oleg Petrov did not leave the dressing room for some time. I think it was time to get some things out of the way, said Joe Sakic

21-3-2007 Team captain meets with Antti Laaksonen
Team captain Joe Sakic called a short meeting with Antti Laaksonen after practice today to discuss some issues that have affected his play. I have to take the brunt of this, said Antti Laaksonen as he left the ice. My play has not been up to snuff and if I'm not contributing more, I have to work harder.

21-3-2007 Gabe Gauthier frustrated
Colorado Avalanche right wing Gabe Gauthier feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a regular player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of USA, Gabe Gauthier, was originally signed as a free agent to the NHL. He has not yet played at NHL level. The 23 year old right wing has not yet played for the Colorado Avalanche this season. He has played 72 games with the Albany River Rats this season, totalling 8+9=17 with 50 PIM.


21-3-2007 Ken Klee injured.
Ken Klee of Albany River Rats suffered injury during tonights minorleague game against the Manitoba Moose. He is expected to be sidelined for a couple of days . I should be back in the lineup soon, it doesn't feel that serious, he said after the game in the dressing room.

20-3-2007 Kurt Sauer speaks up.
Kurt Sauer is disappointed in the team tactics after having not played in the last five games. He wants more icetime.

20-3-2007 Chris Stewart resumes light training.
Albany River Rats left wing Chris Stewart has resumed light training after his injury and is listed day to day.

20-3-2007 Chris Stewart injured.
Chris Stewart of Albany River Rats suffered groin injury during tonights minorleague game against the Philadelphia Phantoms. He is expected to be sidelined for about a week . They just want to be careful after what happened to my back last time - it doesn't feel very serious though, he quoted before being taken to the hospital for tests.

19-3-2007 Johnny Boychuk resumes full training.
Albany River Rats defenseman Johnny Boychuk has resumed full training after his injury.

16-3-2007 Team captain meets with Tyler Arnason
Following the team's recent 6-1 loss at Minnesota Wild on 16-3-2007, Colorado Avalanche captain Joe Sakic and Tyler Arnason were seen outside the dressing room going over some things. He has had some trouble chipping in, so I thought it was time for a little chat, said Joe Sakic

16-3-2007 Joel Quenneville praises Jake Hansen
Colorado Avalanche head coach Joel Quenneville has praised young right wing Jake Hansen in his latest interviews. Altough he seems very fond of this highly skilled youngster, he didn't want to comment on his team's strategy concerning the upcoming draft.

Jake Hansen has played 21 games with Minnesota this season, collecting 10+12=22 with 8 PIM.


16-3-2007 Media criticises the Colorado Avalanche
We dug ourselves in a hole... commented Colorado Avalanche GM François Gigučre after today's game against the Minnesota Wild. This brings their current streak to 8 games winless.

15-3-2007 Weekly team report
Who's hot

No-one is especially hot at the moment.

Who's cold

Milan Hejduk has lost his sights and is now 7 games without a goal. Ian Laperriere has been a healthy scratch in his last five games. Oleg Petrov has lost his sights and is now 5 games without a goal. Jose Theodore has been chilly and allowed 10 goals in 2 games. Patrice Brisebois has played 16 games without a goal. John-Michael Liles has played 14 games without a goal. Brett McLean has lost his sights and is now 10 games without a goal. Mark Rycroft has lost his sights and is now 15 games without a goal. Antti Laaksonen is sliding on a 15 game streak without registering a single point. Paul Stastny has lost his sights and is now 5 games without a goal. Kurt Sauer has been a healthy scratch in his last five games.

Trainer's room

No injuries at the moment.



14-3-2007 Team captain meets with Jordan Leopold
Following the team's recent 3-1 loss at Ottawa Senators on 14-3-2007, Colorado Avalanche captain Joe Sakic and Jordan Leopold were seen outside the dressing room going over some things. He has had some trouble chipping in, so I thought it was time for a little chat, said Joe Sakic

14-3-2007 Johnny Boychuk resumes light training.
Albany River Rats defenseman Johnny Boychuk has resumed light training after his injury and is listed day to day.

14-3-2007 Gabe Gauthier injured.
Gabe Gauthier of Albany River Rats suffered injury during tonights minorleague game against the Binghamton Senators. He is expected to be sidelined for almost a month . Well, there's not much I can say, it happens, was his answer to a reporter question after the game.

12-3-2007 Joel Quenneville praises Alexander Killorn
Colorado Avalanche head coach Joel Quenneville has praised young center Alexander Killorn in his latest interviews. Altough he seems very fond of this highly skilled youngster, he didn't want to comment on his team's strategy concerning the upcoming draft.

Alexander Killorn has played 20 games with Harvard this season, collecting 11+10=21 with 5 PIM.


12-3-2007 Johnny Boychuk frustrated
Colorado Avalanche defenseman Johnny Boychuk feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a regular player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of Canada, Johnny Boychuk was originally drafted to the NHL by the Colorado Avalanche in the 2nd round of the 2002 entry draft. He has not yet played at NHL level. The 23 year old defenseman has not yet played for the Colorado Avalanche this season. He has played 66 games with the Albany River Rats this season, totalling 2+5=7 with 28 PIM.


11-3-2007 Team captain meets with Ossi Vaananen
Following the team's recent 4-0 loss at Pittsburgh Penguins on 11-3-2007, Colorado Avalanche captain Joe Sakic and Ossi Vaananen did not leave the bench after the game for a while. I wanted to go over some things that have been troubling his game lately, said Joe Sakic

11-3-2007 Ben Guite frustrated
Colorado Avalanche center Ben Guite feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a regular player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of Canada, Ben Guite was originally drafted to the NHL by the Montreal Canadiens in the 7th round of the 1997 entry draft. He has appeared in 1 NHL games during his career, notching 0 goals and adding 0 assists along with 0 penalty minutes. The 28 year old center has not yet played for the Colorado Avalanche this season. He has played 62 games with the Albany River Rats this season, totalling 4+13=17 with 28 PIM.


11-3-2007 Kurt Sauer frustrated
Colorado Avalanche defenseman Kurt Sauer feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a regular player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of USA, Kurt Sauer was originally drafted to the NHL by the Colorado Avalanche in the 3rd round of the 2000 entry draft. He has appeared in 237 NHL games during his career, notching 5 goals and adding 17 assists along with 167 penalty minutes. The 26 year old defenseman has played 51 games with the Colorado Avalanche this season, totalling 2+6=8 with 18 PIM.


11-3-2007 Antti Laaksonen injured.
Antti Laaksonen (COL) suffered knee injury during the game in an incident with Radoslav Suchy (PIT). He is expected to be sidelined for a couple of days. It's nothing, just two good guys goin' at it - nobody got seriously hurt, he said as the trainers examined him.

10-3-2007 Team captain meets with Oleg Petrov
Following the team's recent 6-2 loss at Montreal Canadiens on 9-3-2007, Colorado Avalanche captain Joe Sakic and Oleg Petrov did not leave the dressing room for some time. I think it was time to get some things out of the way, said Joe Sakic

10-3-2007 Kurt Sauer speaks up.
Kurt Sauer is disappointed in the team tactics after having not played in the last five games. He wants more icetime.

10-3-2007 Johnny Boychuk frustrated
Colorado Avalanche defenseman Johnny Boychuk feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a regular player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of Canada, Johnny Boychuk was originally drafted to the NHL by the Colorado Avalanche in the 2nd round of the 2002 entry draft. He has not yet played at NHL level. The 23 year old defenseman has not yet played for the Colorado Avalanche this season. He has played 66 games with the Albany River Rats this season, totalling 2+5=7 with 28 PIM.


8-3-2007 Brett Clark speaks up.
Brett Clark is disappointed in the team tactics after averaging 7 minutes in the last five games. He wants more icetime.

8-3-2007 Brett McLean speaks up.
Brett McLean is disappointed in the team tactics after averaging 7 minutes in the last five games. He wants more icetime.

8-3-2007 Weekly team report
Who's hot

Andrew Brunette is looking steady with 3 points in 4 games last week. Joe Sakic is looking good with a 4 game point scoring streak with 4 game goalstreak. Patrice Brisebois is looking steady with 4 points in 4 games last week. John-Michael Liles is looking steady with 4 points in 4 games last week. Tyler Arnason is looking good with 7 points in 4 games last week. Wojtek Wolski is looking steady with 3 points in 4 games last week.

Who's cold

Ian Laperriere has been a healthy scratch in his last five games. Oleg Petrov is looking out of place on the ice despite notching 2 points last week. Jose Theodore has been chilly and allowed 21 goals in 4 games. Ossi Vaananen is looking out of place on the ice despite notching 2 points last week. Brett McLean has lost his sights and is now 7 games without a goal. Mark Rycroft has lost his sights and is now 12 games without a goal. Antti Laaksonen is down on his game pulling a 12 game streak without registering a single point. Peter Budaj hasn't got a chance to start in the last five games. Kurt Sauer has been a healthy scratch in his last five games.

Trainer's room

No injuries at the moment.



8-3-2007 Andrew Brunette reaches a milestone !
Andrew Brunette notched the 300th assist of his career in tonight's game against the Minnesota Wild on a goal by Joe Sakic. Making beautiful plays is fun on the ice I think, he said after the game in the dressing room..

A native of Canada, Andrew Brunette was originally drafted to the NHL by the Washington Capitals in the 7th round of the 1993 entry draft. He has appeared in 695 NHL games during his career, notching 181 goals and adding 300 assists along with 250 penalty minutes. The 33 year old left wing has played 71 games with the Colorado Avalanche this season, totalling 36+38=74 with 36 PIM.


5-3-2007 Wojtek Wolski resumes full training.
Colorado Avalanche left wing Wojtek Wolski has resumed full training after his wrist injury.

4-3-2007 Jordan Leopold reaches career high !
Jordan Leopold marked a new career high in points with 34 after assisting in tonights game against Boston Bruins on a goal by Paul Stastny. I hope this will get me in Don Cherry's good books, were his words after the game..

A native of USA, Jordan Leopold was originally drafted to the NHL by the Calgary Flames in the 2nd round of the 1999 entry draft. He has appeared in 283 NHL games during his career, notching 18 goals and adding 83 assists along with 126 penalty minutes. The 26 year old defenseman has played 69 games with the Colorado Avalanche this season, totalling 3+31=34 with 22 PIM.


4-3-2007 Karlis Skrastins reaches career high !
Karlis Skrastins marked a new career high in goals with 6 tallies after scoring in tonights game against Boston Bruins on a feed by Wojtek Wolski. It is just an amazing thing for me, he declared after viewing the replay of the goal.

A native of Latvia, Karlis Skrastins was originally drafted to the NHL by the Nashville Predators in the 9th round of the 1998 entry draft. He has appeared in 540 NHL games during his career, notching 27 goals and adding 80 assists along with 265 penalty minutes. The 32 year old defenseman has played 69 games with the Colorado Avalanche this season, totalling 6+20=26 with 44 PIM.


4-3-2007 Wojtek Wolski injured.
Wojtek Wolski (COL) suffered wrist injury during the game in an incident with Dennis Wideman (BOS). He is expected to be sidelined for a couple of days. This will just build character, sitting out a few days I mean, he said as medics fastened him onto the stretcher.

3-3-2007 Chris Stewart resumes full training.
Albany River Rats left wing Chris Stewart has resumed full training after his injury.

1-3-2007 Weekly team report
Who's hot

Andrew Brunette is looking red hot with a 6 game point streak. Joe Sakic is looking good with 6 points in 4 games last week. Milan Hejduk is looking good with a 3 game point scoring streak with 2 game goalstreak. Jordan Leopold is looking good with 5 points in 4 games last week. Paul Stastny is looking good with 6 points in 4 games last week. Wojtek Wolski is looking good with a 3 game point scoring streak with 1 game goalstreak.

Who's cold

Ian Laperriere has been a healthy scratch in his last five games. Oleg Petrov has lost his sights and is now 12 games without a goal. Mark Rycroft has lost his sights and is now 8 games without a goal. Antti Laaksonen has lost his sights and is now 29 games without a goal. Peter Budaj hasn't got a chance to start in the last five games. Kurt Sauer has been a healthy scratch in his last five games. Tyler Arnason has lost his sights and is now 10 games without a goal.

Trainer's room

No injuries at the moment.



1-3-2007 Andrew Brunette reaches career high !
Andrew Brunette marked a new career high in points with 70 after assisting in tonights game against Tampa Bay Lightning on a goal by Milan Hejduk. Wow, I feel good about it...I guess, were his words after the game..

A native of Canada, Andrew Brunette was originally drafted to the NHL by the Washington Capitals in the 7th round of the 1993 entry draft. He has appeared in 691 NHL games during his career, notching 180 goals and adding 297 assists along with 250 penalty minutes. The 33 year old left wing has played 67 games with the Colorado Avalanche this season, totalling 35+35=70 with 36 PIM.


1-3-2007 John-Michael Liles reaches career high !
John-Michael Liles marked a new career high in points with 50 after assisting in tonights game against Tampa Bay Lightning on a goal by Wojtek Wolski. My parents came to see this game so I just had to deliver, were his words after the game..

A native of USA, John-Michael Liles was originally drafted to the NHL by the Colorado Avalanche in the 5th round of the 2000 entry draft. He has appeared in 228 NHL games during his career, notching 35 goals and adding 98 assists along with 116 penalty minutes. The 26 year old defenseman has played 67 games with the Colorado Avalanche this season, totalling 11+39=50 with 44 PIM.


1-3-2007 Chris Stewart injured.
Chris Stewart of Albany River Rats suffered injury during tonights minorleague game against the Springfield Falcons. He is expected to be sidelined for a couple of months . Hockey is a physical game, it's not like we're playing chess out there, was his answer to a reporter question after the game.

1-3-2007 Chris Stewart injured.
Chris Stewart of Albany River Rats suffered injury during tonights minorleague game against the Springfield Falcons. He is expected to be sidelined for a couple of days . It's nothing, just two good guys goin' at it - nobody got seriously hurt, he said after the game.

28-2-2007 Joel Quenneville praises Alex Plante
Colorado Avalanche head coach Joel Quenneville has praised young defenseman Alex Plante in his latest interviews. Altough he seems very fond of this highly skilled youngster, he didn't want to comment on his team's strategy concerning the upcoming draft.

Alex Plante has played 61 games with Calgary Hitmen this season, collecting 6+15=21 with 64 PIM.


1-3-2007 Player of the month: Andrew Brunette (L)
NHL has awarded Andrew Brunette (L) of Colorado Avalanche as Player Of The Month He registered 11 goals and 8 assists for 19 points in 14 games last month. He also had 5 game winning goals.

A native of Canada, Andrew Brunette was originally drafted to the NHL by the Washington Capitals in the 7th round of the 1993 entry draft. He has appeared in 691 NHL games during his career, notching 180 goals and adding 295 assists along with 248 penalty minutes. The 33 year old left wing has played 67 games with the Colorado Avalanche this season, totalling 35+33=68 with 34 PIM.


27-2-2007 Cody McCormick frustrated
Colorado Avalanche center Cody McCormick feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a core player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of Canada, Cody McCormick was originally drafted to the NHL by the Colorado Avalanche in the 5th round of the 2001 entry draft. He has appeared in 89 NHL games during his career, notching 6 goals and adding 7 assists along with 102 penalty minutes. The 23 year old center has not yet played for the Colorado Avalanche this season. He has played 56 games with the Albany River Rats this season, totalling 15+25=40 with 16 PIM.


27-2-2007 Patrice Brisebois reaches a milestone !
Patrice Brisebois notched the 300th assist of his career in tonight's game against the Montreal Canadiens on a goal by Milan Hejduk. My line mate is so good I just have to throw it his direction and it's in the net. Anyone can look good playing with this guy, our record breaker told a Hockey Night in Canada reporter..

A native of Canada, Patrice Brisebois was originally drafted to the NHL by the Montreal Canadiens in the 2nd round of the 1989 entry draft. He has appeared in 886 NHL games during his career, notching 91 goals and adding 300 assists along with 564 penalty minutes. The 36 year old defenseman has played 15 games with the Colorado Avalanche this season, totalling 2+9=11 with 8 PIM.


26-2-2007 Team captain meets with Antti Laaksonen
Following the team's recent 5-4 OT loss at San Jose Sharks on 26-2-2007, Colorado Avalanche captain Joe Sakic and Antti Laaksonen were seen outside the dressing room going over some things. He has had some trouble chipping in, so I thought it was time for a little chat, said Joe Sakic

26-2-2007 Johnny Boychuk injured.
Johnny Boychuk of Albany River Rats suffered injury during tonights minorleague game against the Worchester Sharks. He is expected to be sidelined for almost a month . I won't be able to do much for the next few weeks, he said from the locker room after being helped off the ice.

26-2-2007 Scott Parker injured.
Scott Parker (COL) suffered abdomen injury during the game in an incident with Mark Bell (SJ). He is expected to be sidelined for a couple of days. Small things like this happen to guys almost every game, except this time it happened to me, the injured player commented.

25-2-2007 Ian Laperriere speaks up.
Ian Laperriere is disappointed in the team tactics after averaging 4 minutes in the last five games. He wants more icetime.

25-2-2007 Cody McCormick resumes full training.
Albany River Rats center Cody McCormick has resumed full training after his injury.

24-2-2007 John-Michael Liles frustrated
Colorado Avalanche defenseman John-Michael Liles feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a core player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of USA, John-Michael Liles was originally drafted to the NHL by the Colorado Avalanche in the 5th round of the 2000 entry draft. He has appeared in 226 NHL games during his career, notching 35 goals and adding 96 assists along with 116 penalty minutes. The 26 year old defenseman has played 65 games with the Colorado Avalanche this season, totalling 11+37=48 with 44 PIM.


23-2-2007 Linus Videll resumes full training.
Albany River Rats left wing Linus Videll has resumed full training after his injury.

22-2-2007 Brett Clark speaks up.
Brett Clark is disappointed in the team tactics after averaging 7 minutes in the last five games. He wants more icetime.

22-2-2007 Player of the week: Joe Sakic (C)
NHL has awarded Joe Sakic (C) of Colorado Avalanche as Player Of The Week He registered 4 goals and 7 assists for 11 points in 5 games last week. He also had 1 game winning goal.

A native of Canada, Joe Sakic was originally drafted to the NHL by the Colorado Avalanche in the 1st round of the 1987 entry draft. He has appeared in 1301 NHL games during his career, notching 605 goals and adding 952 assists along with 576 penalty minutes. The 37 year old center has played 64 games with the Colorado Avalanche this season, totalling 31+37=68 with 34 PIM.


22-2-2007 Weekly team report
Who's hot

Andrew Brunette is looking steady with 4 points in 5 games last week. Joe Sakic is looking red hot with a 6 game point streak. Milan Hejduk is looking good with a 3 game point scoring streak with 1 game goalstreak. Scott Parker is looking steady with 3 points in 5 games last week. Karlis Skrastins is looking steady with 3 points in 5 games last week. John-Michael Liles is looking steady with 5 points in 5 games last week. Jordan Leopold is looking steady with 3 points in 5 games last week. Tyler Arnason is looking steady with 3 points in 5 games last week. Wojtek Wolski is looking steady with 3 points in 5 games last week.

Who's cold

Ian Laperriere has lost his sights and is now 6 games without a goal. Oleg Petrov has lost his sights and is now 8 games without a goal. Brett Clark has played 37 games without a goal. Brett McLean is looking out of place on the ice despite notching 2 points last week. Mark Rycroft is looking out of place on the ice despite notching 2 points last week. Antti Laaksonen has lost his sights and is now 25 games without a goal. Peter Budaj hasn't got a chance to start in the last five games. Kurt Sauer has been a healthy scratch in his last five games. Marek Svatos has lost his sights and is now 5 games without a goal.

Trainer's room

No injuries at the moment.



22-2-2007 Jordan Leopold reaches career high !
Jordan Leopold marked a new career high in assists with 25 assists after assisting in tonights game against Vancouver Canucks on a goal by Andrew Brunette. You gotta' hand it to their team today, they came to play and made us work for everything we got, he said to the press.

A native of USA, Jordan Leopold was originally drafted to the NHL by the Calgary Flames in the 2nd round of the 1999 entry draft. He has appeared in 277 NHL games during his career, notching 18 goals and adding 77 assists along with 124 penalty minutes. The 26 year old defenseman has played 63 games with the Colorado Avalanche this season, totalling 3+25=28 with 20 PIM.


21-2-2007 Team captain meets with Mark Rycroft
Following the team's recent 5-0 win against Phoenix Coyotes on 20-2-2007, Colorado Avalanche captain Joe Sakic and Mark Rycroft were seen outside the dressing room going over some things. He has had some trouble chipping in, so I thought it was time for a little chat, said Joe Sakic

21-2-2007 Matt Murley frustrated
Colorado Avalanche left wing Matt Murley feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a regular player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of USA, Matt Murley was originally drafted to the NHL by the Pittsburgh Penguins in the 2nd round of the 1999 entry draft. He has appeared in 59 NHL games during his career, notching 1 goals and adding 6 assists along with 26 penalty minutes. The 27 year old left wing has not yet played for the Colorado Avalanche this season. He has played 51 games with the Albany River Rats this season, totalling 15+8=23 with 16 PIM.


20-2-2007 Joel Quenneville praises Dwight King
Colorado Avalanche head coach Joel Quenneville has praised young left wing Dwight King in his latest interviews. Altough he seems very fond of this highly skilled youngster, he didn't want to comment on his team's strategy concerning the upcoming draft.

Dwight King has played 59 games with Lethbridge Hurricanes this season, collecting 41+19=60 with 101 PIM.


20-2-2007 Cody McCormick resumes light training.
Albany River Rats center Cody McCormick has resumed light training after his injury and is listed day to day.

20-2-2007 John-Michael Liles reaches career high !
John-Michael Liles marked a new career high in assists with 36 assists after assisting in tonights game against Phoenix Coyotes on a goal by Joe Sakic. It's always nice to give a good pass..., the happy player commented.

A native of USA, John-Michael Liles was originally drafted to the NHL by the Colorado Avalanche in the 5th round of the 2000 entry draft. He has appeared in 223 NHL games during his career, notching 35 goals and adding 95 assists along with 110 penalty minutes. The 26 year old defenseman has played 62 games with the Colorado Avalanche this season, totalling 11+36=47 with 38 PIM.


20-2-2007 Mark Rycroft reaches career high !
Mark Rycroft marked a new career high in assists with 13 assists after assisting in tonights game against Phoenix Coyotes on a goal by Joe Sakic. Tonight things went my way and what can I say, i got the record, he commented to the media.

A native of Canada, Mark Rycroft, was originally signed as a free agent to the NHL. He has appeared in 222 NHL games during his career, notching 20 goals and adding 32 assists along with 156 penalty minutes. The 28 year old right wing has played 62 games with the Colorado Avalanche this season, totalling 5+13=18 with 74 PIM.


19-2-2007 Marek Svatos reaches career high !
Marek Svatos marked a new career high in points with 51 after assisting in tonights game against Vancouver Canucks on a goal by Karlis Skrastins. I just want to thank this great organization for presenting me with the opportunity to play in the NHL, he replied before ducking into the dressing room..

A native of Slovakia, Marek Svatos was originally drafted to the NHL by the Colorado Avalanche in the 7th round of the 2001 entry draft. He has appeared in 126 NHL games during his career, notching 59 goals and adding 44 assists along with 108 penalty minutes. The 24 year old right wing has played 61 games with the Colorado Avalanche this season, totalling 25+26=51 with 48 PIM.


18-2-2007 Ian Laperriere resumes full training.
Colorado Avalanche center Ian Laperriere has resumed full training after his knee injury.

18-2-2007 Linus Videll resumes light training.
Albany River Rats left wing Linus Videll has resumed light training after his injury and is listed day to day.

17-2-2007 Brett Clark speaks up.
Brett Clark is disappointed in the team tactics after averaging 8 minutes in the last five games. He wants more icetime.

17-2-2007 Team captain meets with Paul Stastny
Following the team's recent 3-5 loss against Minnesota Wild on 17-2-2007, Colorado Avalanche captain Joe Sakic and Paul Stastny did not leave the bench after the game for a while. I wanted to go over some things that have been troubling his game lately, said Joe Sakic

17-2-2007 Kurt Sauer speaks up.
Kurt Sauer is disappointed in the team tactics after having not played in the last five games. He wants more icetime.

16-2-2007 Mitch Love injured.
Mitch Love of Albany River Rats suffered injury during tonights minorleague game against the Houston Aeros. He is expected to be sidelined for a couple of months . Last time I was injured in that area I came back too soon. I'm not going to come back until I'm able to go 100%, he commented to the media.

15-2-2007 Weekly team report
Who's hot

Andrew Brunette is looking red hot with a 6 game point streak. Patrice Brisebois is looking good with a 4 game point scoring streak with 1 game goalstreak. John-Michael Liles is looking good with 4 points in 2 games last week. Marek Svatos is looking good with a 5 game point scoring streak with 1 game goalstreak. Wojtek Wolski is looking good with 3 points in 2 games last week.

Who's cold

Brett Clark has played 32 games without a goal. Brett McLean is down on his game pulling a 14 game streak without registering a single point. Mark Rycroft has lost his sights and is now 15 games without a goal. Antti Laaksonen has lost his sights and is now 20 games without a goal. Peter Budaj hasn't got a chance to start in the last five games. Kurt Sauer has been a healthy scratch in his last five games.

Trainer's room

Ian Laperriere remains sidelined with knee injury.



14-2-2007 Joel Quenneville praises Brandon Sutter
Colorado Avalanche head coach Joel Quenneville has praised young center Brandon Sutter in his latest interviews. Altough he seems very fond of this highly skilled youngster, he didn't want to comment on his team's strategy concerning the upcoming draft.

Brandon Sutter has played 56 games with Red Deer Rebels this season, collecting 29+29=58 with 35 PIM.


13-2-2007 Ian Laperriere resumes light training.
Colorado Avalanche center Ian Laperriere has resumed light training after his knee injury and is listed day to day.

13-2-2007 Ben Guite resumes full training.
Albany River Rats center Ben Guite has resumed full training after his injury.

10-2-2007 Antti Laaksonen speaks up.
Antti Laaksonen is disappointed in the team tactics after averaging 7 minutes in the last five games. He wants more icetime.

10-2-2007 Kurt Sauer speaks up.
Kurt Sauer is disappointed in the team tactics after having not played in the last five games. He wants more icetime.

9-2-2007 Team captain meets with Paul Stastny
Team captain Joe Sakic called a short meeting with Paul Stastny after practice today to discuss some issues that have affected his play. I have to take the brunt of this, said Paul Stastny as he left the ice. My play has not been up to snuff and if I'm not contributing more, I have to work harder.

8-2-2007 Team captain meets with Mark Rycroft
Following the team's recent 4-3 win against Edmonton Oilers on 8-2-2007, Colorado Avalanche captain Joe Sakic and Mark Rycroft were seen outside the dressing room going over some things. He has had some trouble chipping in, so I thought it was time for a little chat, said Joe Sakic

8-2-2007 Player of the week: Andrew Brunette (L)
NHL has awarded Andrew Brunette (L) of Colorado Avalanche as Player Of The Week He registered 4 goals and 4 assists for 8 points in 4 games last week. He also had 3 game winning goals.

A native of Canada, Andrew Brunette was originally drafted to the NHL by the Washington Capitals in the 7th round of the 1993 entry draft. He has appeared in 681 NHL games during his career, notching 173 goals and adding 291 assists along with 246 penalty minutes. The 33 year old left wing has played 57 games with the Colorado Avalanche this season, totalling 28+29=57 with 32 PIM.


8-2-2007 Weekly team report
Who's hot

Andrew Brunette is looking good with a 4 game point scoring streak with 2 game goalstreak. Joe Sakic is looking good with 5 points in 4 games last week. Milan Hejduk is looking good with 5 points in 4 games last week. Patrice Brisebois is looking steady with 3 points in 4 games last week. Karlis Skrastins is looking steady with 4 points in 4 games last week. John-Michael Liles is looking steady with 3 points in 4 games last week. Paul Stastny is looking steady with 3 points in 4 games last week. Marek Svatos is looking steady with 3 points in 4 games last week. Tyler Arnason is looking good with a 4 game point scoring streak with 1 game goalstreak. Wojtek Wolski is looking steady with 3 points in 4 games last week.

Who's cold

Brett Clark has played 30 games without a goal. Brett McLean is down on his game pulling a 12 game streak without registering a single point. Mark Rycroft has lost his sights and is now 13 games without a goal. Antti Laaksonen has lost his sights and is now 18 games without a goal. Kurt Sauer has been a healthy scratch in his last five games.

Trainer's room

Ian Laperriere remains sidelined with knee injury.



8-2-2007 Ben Guite resumes light training.
Albany River Rats center Ben Guite has resumed light training after his injury and is listed day to day.

7-2-2007 John-Michael Liles frustrated
Colorado Avalanche defenseman John-Michael Liles feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a core player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of USA, John-Michael Liles was originally drafted to the NHL by the Colorado Avalanche in the 5th round of the 2000 entry draft. He has appeared in 217 NHL games during his career, notching 31 goals and adding 91 assists along with 100 penalty minutes. The 26 year old defenseman has played 56 games with the Colorado Avalanche this season, totalling 7+32=39 with 28 PIM.


6-2-2007 Ian Laperriere speaks up.
Ian Laperriere is disappointed in the team tactics after averaging 6 minutes in the last five games. He wants more icetime.

6-2-2007 Kurt Sauer speaks up.
Kurt Sauer is disappointed in the team tactics after having not played in the last five games. He wants more icetime.

6-2-2007 Ben Guite injured.
Ben Guite of Albany River Rats suffered injury during tonights minorleague game against the Chicago Wolves. He is expected to be sidelined for about a week . The doctors told me to take it easy for a while but I'll be taking back what's mine soon enough, he said before being taken away for x-rays.

5-2-2007 Ossi Vaananen frustrated
Colorado Avalanche defenseman Ossi Vaananen feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a core player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of Finland, Ossi Vaananen was originally drafted to the NHL by the Phoenix Coyotes in the 2nd round of the 1998 entry draft. He has appeared in 411 NHL games during his career, notching 11 goals and adding 57 assists along with 435 penalty minutes. The 26 year old defenseman has played 55 games with the Colorado Avalanche this season, totalling 1+18=19 with 44 PIM.


5-2-2007 Joe Sakic reaches a milestone !
Joe Sakic scored the 600th goal of his career in tonight's game against the Vancouver Canucks on a feed by Milan Hejduk. With line mates like I have, it makes it pretty easy to score goals, was his only statement before going to the dressing room.

A native of Canada, Joe Sakic was originally drafted to the NHL by the Colorado Avalanche in the 1st round of the 1987 entry draft. He has appeared in 1291 NHL games during his career, notching 600 goals and adding 942 assists along with 568 penalty minutes. The 37 year old center has played 54 games with the Colorado Avalanche this season, totalling 26+27=53 with 26 PIM.


5-2-2007 Karlis Skrastins reaches career high !
Karlis Skrastins marked a new career high in points with 18 after assisting in tonights game against Vancouver Canucks on a goal by Wojtek Wolski. I'm not out here to set records, but it's always nice to get the points, he said after signing autographs for some kids..

A native of Latvia, Karlis Skrastins was originally drafted to the NHL by the Nashville Predators in the 9th round of the 1998 entry draft. He has appeared in 525 NHL games during his career, notching 24 goals and adding 75 assists along with 253 penalty minutes. The 32 year old defenseman has played 54 games with the Colorado Avalanche this season, totalling 3+15=18 with 32 PIM.


5-2-2007 Cody McCormick injured.
Cody McCormick of Albany River Rats suffered injury during tonights minorleague game against the Manitoba Moose. He is expected to be sidelined for almost a month . I hit a bad patch of ice, and it's not the first time that's happened here. The league should do something about this Arena, he quoted before being taken to the hospital for tests.

3-2-2007 Joel Quenneville praises Teddy Ruth
Colorado Avalanche head coach Joel Quenneville has praised young defenseman Teddy Ruth in his latest interviews. Altough he seems very fond of this highly skilled youngster, he didn't want to comment on his team's strategy concerning the upcoming draft.

Teddy Ruth has played 17 games with Notre Dame this season, collecting 2+5=7 with 29 PIM.


3-2-2007 Andrew Brunette reaches career high !
Andrew Brunette marked a new career high in goals with 25 tallies after scoring in tonights game against Carolina Hurricanes on a feed by Patrice Brisebois. This is an unbeliveable feeling, i don't know what else to say, he said outside the teams dressing room.

A native of Canada, Andrew Brunette was originally drafted to the NHL by the Washington Capitals in the 7th round of the 1993 entry draft. He has appeared in 677 NHL games during his career, notching 170 goals and adding 287 assists along with 242 penalty minutes. The 33 year old left wing has played 53 games with the Colorado Avalanche this season, totalling 25+25=50 with 28 PIM.


1-2-2007 Weekly team report
Who's hot

Andrew Brunette is looking steady with 3 points in 3 games last week.

Who's cold

Joe Sakic has lost his sights and is now 5 games without a goal. Oleg Petrov has lost his sights and is now 5 games without a goal. Brett Clark has played 26 games without a goal. John-Michael Liles has played 16 games without a goal. Brett McLean has lost his sights and is now 8 games without a goal. Mark Rycroft has lost his sights and is now 9 games without a goal. Antti Laaksonen has lost his sights and is now 14 games without a goal. Peter Budaj hasn't got a chance to start in the last five games. Paul Stastny has lost his sights and is now 7 games without a goal.

Trainer's room

Ian Laperriere remains sidelined with knee injury.



31-1-2007 Antti Laaksonen speaks up.
Antti Laaksonen is disappointed in the team tactics after averaging 7 minutes in the last five games. He wants more icetime.

1-2-2007 Board considering budget
The board of owners is considering about increasing your player budget because of your good financial record. If the good financial record is kept until the end of the season, your player budget might be increased.

30-1-2007 Johnny Boychuk frustrated
Colorado Avalanche defenseman Johnny Boychuk feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a regular player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of Canada, Johnny Boychuk was originally drafted to the NHL by the Colorado Avalanche in the 2nd round of the 2002 entry draft. He has not yet played at NHL level. The 23 year old defenseman has not yet played for the Colorado Avalanche this season. He has played 52 games with the Albany River Rats this season, totalling 1+3=4 with 28 PIM.


29-1-2007 Ian Laperriere injured.
Ian Laperriere (COL) suffered knee injury during the game in an incident with Raffi Torres (EDM). He is expected to be sidelined for almost a month. When you've gone as long as I have without injuries these things are hard to accept, but it's all part of the game, he commented from the trainers bench.

28-1-2007 Joel Quenneville praises Tyler Johnson
Colorado Avalanche head coach Joel Quenneville has praised young center Tyler Johnson in his latest interviews. Altough he seems very fond of this highly skilled youngster, he didn't want to comment on his team's strategy concerning the upcoming draft.

Tyler Johnson has played 16 games with Colorado College this season, collecting 9+8=17 with 0 PIM.


26-1-2007 Matt Murley frustrated
Colorado Avalanche left wing Matt Murley feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a regular player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of USA, Matt Murley was originally drafted to the NHL by the Pittsburgh Penguins in the 2nd round of the 1999 entry draft. He has appeared in 59 NHL games during his career, notching 1 goals and adding 6 assists along with 26 penalty minutes. The 27 year old left wing has not yet played for the Colorado Avalanche this season. He has played 38 games with the Albany River Rats this season, totalling 13+7=20 with 12 PIM.


26-1-2007 Gabe Gauthier frustrated
Colorado Avalanche right wing Gabe Gauthier feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a regular player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of USA, Gabe Gauthier, was originally signed as a free agent to the NHL. He has not yet played at NHL level. The 23 year old right wing has not yet played for the Colorado Avalanche this season. He has played 47 games with the Albany River Rats this season, totalling 6+7=13 with 32 PIM.


25-1-2007 Joel Quenneville praises Zack Torquato
Colorado Avalanche head coach Joel Quenneville has praised young center Zack Torquato in his latest interviews. Altough he seems very fond of this highly skilled youngster, he didn't want to comment on his team's strategy concerning the upcoming draft.

Zack Torquato has played 50 games with Erie Otters this season, collecting 35+28=63 with 38 PIM.


25-1-2007 Weekly team report
Who's hot

Wojtek Wolski is looking steady with 3 points in 4 games last week.

Who's cold

Scott Parker has been a healthy scratch in his last five games. Jose Theodore has been chilly and allowed 18 goals in 4 games. Patrice Brisebois has been a healthy scratch in his last five games. Brett Clark has played 23 games without a goal. John-Michael Liles has played 13 games without a goal. Brett McLean has lost his sights and is now 5 games without a goal. Mark Rycroft has lost his sights and is now 6 games without a goal. Antti Laaksonen is down on his game pulling a 11 game streak without registering a single point. Peter Budaj hasn't got a chance to start in the last five games. Marek Svatos is looking out of place on the ice despite notching 2 points last week. Tyler Arnason has lost his sights and is now 5 games without a goal.

Trainer's room

No injuries at the moment.



24-1-2007 John-Michael Liles frustrated
Colorado Avalanche defenseman John-Michael Liles feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a core player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of USA, John-Michael Liles was originally drafted to the NHL by the Colorado Avalanche in the 5th round of the 2000 entry draft. He has appeared in 210 NHL games during his career, notching 30 goals and adding 87 assists along with 98 penalty minutes. The 26 year old defenseman has played 49 games with the Colorado Avalanche this season, totalling 6+28=34 with 26 PIM.


24-1-2007 Johnny Boychuk frustrated
Colorado Avalanche defenseman Johnny Boychuk feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a regular player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of Canada, Johnny Boychuk was originally drafted to the NHL by the Colorado Avalanche in the 2nd round of the 2002 entry draft. He has not yet played at NHL level. The 23 year old defenseman has not yet played for the Colorado Avalanche this season. He has played 49 games with the Albany River Rats this season, totalling 1+3=4 with 28 PIM.


21-1-2007 Paul Stastny speaks up.
Paul Stastny is disappointed in the team tactics after averaging 7 minutes in the last five games. He wants more icetime.

21-1-2007 Karlis Skrastins reaches career high !
Karlis Skrastins marked a new career high in assists with 14 assists after assisting in tonights game against Anaheim Ducks on a goal by Joe Sakic. Making beautiful plays is fun on the ice I think, he commented and was all smiles.

A native of Latvia, Karlis Skrastins was originally drafted to the NHL by the Nashville Predators in the 9th round of the 1998 entry draft. He has appeared in 518 NHL games during his career, notching 23 goals and adding 74 assists along with 247 penalty minutes. The 32 year old defenseman has played 47 games with the Colorado Avalanche this season, totalling 2+14=16 with 26 PIM.


20-1-2007 Gabe Gauthier uncertain about future
Gabe Gauthier wants clarification on his future as he no longer can be considered a prospect. He wants you to clarify his status in the organization.

19-1-2007 Johnny Boychuk uncertain about future
Johnny Boychuk wants clarification on his future as he no longer can be considered a prospect. He wants you to clarify his status in the organization.

19-1-2007 Landon Bathe resumes full training.
Albany River Rats left wing Landon Bathe has resumed full training after his injury.

19-1-2007 Chris Stewart resumes full training.
Albany River Rats left wing Chris Stewart has resumed full training after his injury.

18-1-2007 Brett McLean speaks up.
Brett McLean is disappointed in the team tactics after averaging 6 minutes in the last five games. He wants more icetime.

18-1-2007 Weekly team report
Who's hot

Andrew Brunette is looking good with 7 points in 4 games last week. Joe Sakic is looking steady with 3 points in 4 games last week. Milan Hejduk is looking steady with 3 points in 4 games last week. Ian Laperriere is looking good with a 3 game point scoring streak with 1 game goalstreak. Brett McLean is looking steady with 3 points in 4 games last week. Jordan Leopold is looking steady with 4 points in 4 games last week. Paul Stastny is looking steady with 4 points in 4 games last week. Wojtek Wolski is looking steady with 3 points in 4 games last week.

Who's cold

Scott Parker has been a healthy scratch in his last five games. Oleg Petrov has lost his sights and is now 15 games without a goal. Brett Clark has played 19 games without a goal. Antti Laaksonen has lost his sights and is now 7 games without a goal. Peter Budaj hasn't got a chance to start in the last five games. Marek Svatos has lost his sights and is now 9 games without a goal.

Trainer's room

No injuries at the moment.



18-1-2007 Mathieu Roy agrees on a contract.
Mathieu Roy has signed a one year deal with the Albany River Rats. Financial terms of the deal were not announced.

18-1-2007 Linus Videll injured.
Linus Videll of Albany River Rats suffered injury during tonights minorleague game against the Syracuse Cruch. He is expected to be sidelined for more than a month . Hopefully the team won't suffer for the next month or so, he said after the game in the dressing room.

17-1-2007 Matt Murley frustrated
Colorado Avalanche left wing Matt Murley feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a regular player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of USA, Matt Murley was originally drafted to the NHL by the Pittsburgh Penguins in the 2nd round of the 1999 entry draft. He has appeared in 59 NHL games during his career, notching 1 goals and adding 6 assists along with 26 penalty minutes. The 27 year old left wing has not yet played for the Colorado Avalanche this season. He has played 33 games with the Albany River Rats this season, totalling 11+7=18 with 10 PIM.


16-1-2007 Ryan Steeves resumes full training.
Albany River Rats center Ryan Steeves has resumed full training after his injury.

16-1-2007 Landon Bathe injured.
Landon Bathe of Albany River Rats suffered injury during tonights minorleague game against the Worchester Sharks. He is expected to be sidelined for a couple of days . It is just a minor bump, were his words after the game.

15-1-2007 Brett McLean speaks up.
Brett McLean is disappointed in the team tactics after averaging 5 minutes in the last five games. He wants more icetime.

14-1-2007 Joel Quenneville praises Keven Veilleux
Colorado Avalanche head coach Joel Quenneville has praised young center Keven Veilleux in his latest interviews. Altough he seems very fond of this highly skilled youngster, he didn't want to comment on his team's strategy concerning the upcoming draft.

Keven Veilleux has played 41 games with Victoriaville Tigres this season, collecting 29+16=45 with 35 PIM.


14-1-2007 Chris Stewart resumes light training.
Albany River Rats left wing Chris Stewart has resumed light training after his injury and is listed day to day.

13-1-2007 Ossi Vaananen frustrated
Colorado Avalanche defenseman Ossi Vaananen feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a core player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of Finland, Ossi Vaananen was originally drafted to the NHL by the Phoenix Coyotes in the 2nd round of the 1998 entry draft. He has appeared in 399 NHL games during his career, notching 11 goals and adding 55 assists along with 423 penalty minutes. The 26 year old defenseman has played 43 games with the Colorado Avalanche this season, totalling 1+16=17 with 32 PIM.


13-1-2007 Mitch Love resumes full training.
Albany River Rats defenseman Mitch Love has resumed full training after his injury.

12-1-2007 Ryan Steeves injured.
Ryan Steeves of Albany River Rats suffered injury during tonights minorleague game against the Omaha Ak-Sar-Ben Knights. He is expected to be sidelined for a couple of days . This is a rough game and injuries happen, lucky for me that this one is not serious, he said when he was taken off the ice.

11-1-2007 Joel Quenneville praises Keaton Ellerby
Colorado Avalanche head coach Joel Quenneville has praised young defenseman Keaton Ellerby in his latest interviews. Altough he seems very fond of this highly skilled youngster, he didn't want to comment on his team's strategy concerning the upcoming draft.

Keaton Ellerby has played 44 games with Kamloops Blazers this season, collecting 6+9=15 with 51 PIM.


11-1-2007 Weekly team report
Who's hot

Milan Hejduk is looking good with 5 points in 3 games last week. Ossi Vaananen is looking good with 4 points in 3 games last week. John-Michael Liles is looking good with 4 points in 3 games last week. Mark Rycroft is looking steady with 3 points in 3 games last week. Wojtek Wolski is looking steady with 3 points in 3 games last week.

Who's cold

Scott Parker has been a healthy scratch in his last five games. Oleg Petrov has lost his sights and is now 11 games without a goal. Brett Clark has played 15 games without a goal. Brett McLean has lost his sights and is now 11 games without a goal. Peter Budaj hasn't got a chance to start in the last five games. Marek Svatos has lost his sights and is now 5 games without a goal.

Trainer's room

Patrice Brisebois remains sidelined with abdomen injury.



10-1-2007 Ossi Vaananen reaches career high !
Ossi Vaananen marked a new career high in points with 17 after assisting in tonights game against Edmonton Oilers on a goal by Ian Laperriere. I just want to thank all the people that have supported me throughout my career. I couldn't have done this without them, he read from a prepared statement..

A native of Finland, Ossi Vaananen was originally drafted to the NHL by the Phoenix Coyotes in the 2nd round of the 1998 entry draft. He has appeared in 397 NHL games during his career, notching 11 goals and adding 55 assists along with 421 penalty minutes. The 26 year old defenseman has played 41 games with the Colorado Avalanche this season, totalling 1+16=17 with 30 PIM.


9-1-2007 Joel Quenneville praises James O'Brien
Colorado Avalanche head coach Joel Quenneville has praised young left wing James O'Brien in his latest interviews. Altough he seems very fond of this highly skilled youngster, he didn't want to comment on his team's strategy concerning the upcoming draft.

James O'Brien has played 14 games with Minnesota this season, collecting 9+5=14 with 2 PIM.


9-1-2007 Patrice Brisebois resumes light training.
Colorado Avalanche defenseman Patrice Brisebois has resumed light training after his abdomen injury and is listed day to day.

8-1-2007 Mitch Love resumes light training.
Albany River Rats defenseman Mitch Love has resumed light training after his injury and is listed day to day.

7-1-2007 Matt Murley frustrated
Colorado Avalanche left wing Matt Murley feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a regular player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of USA, Matt Murley was originally drafted to the NHL by the Pittsburgh Penguins in the 2nd round of the 1999 entry draft. He has appeared in 59 NHL games during his career, notching 1 goals and adding 6 assists along with 26 penalty minutes. The 27 year old left wing has not yet played for the Colorado Avalanche this season. He has played 28 games with the Albany River Rats this season, totalling 11+5=16 with 10 PIM.


6-1-2007 Antti Laaksonen speaks up.
Antti Laaksonen is disappointed in the team tactics after averaging 7 minutes in the last five games. He wants more icetime.

6-1-2007 Ossi Vaananen reaches career high !
Ossi Vaananen marked a new career high in assists with 13 assists after assisting in tonights game against Columbus Blue Jackets on a goal by Milan Hejduk. Tonight things went my way and what can I say, i got the record, he said as he packed up his gear.

A native of Finland, Ossi Vaananen was originally drafted to the NHL by the Phoenix Coyotes in the 2nd round of the 1998 entry draft. He has appeared in 395 NHL games during his career, notching 11 goals and adding 52 assists along with 421 penalty minutes. The 26 year old defenseman has played 39 games with the Colorado Avalanche this season, totalling 1+13=14 with 30 PIM.


5-1-2007 Team captain meets with Jordan Leopold
Following the team's recent 2-5 loss against Washington Capitals on 4-1-2007, Colorado Avalanche captain Joe Sakic and Jordan Leopold were seen outside the dressing room going over some things. He has had some trouble chipping in, so I thought it was time for a little chat, said Joe Sakic

5-1-2007 Kurt Sauer frustrated
Colorado Avalanche defenseman Kurt Sauer feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a regular player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of USA, Kurt Sauer was originally drafted to the NHL by the Colorado Avalanche in the 3rd round of the 2000 entry draft. He has appeared in 225 NHL games during his career, notching 4 goals and adding 16 assists along with 165 penalty minutes. The 25 year old defenseman has played 39 games with the Colorado Avalanche this season, totalling 1+5=6 with 16 PIM.


4-1-2007 Weekly team report
Who's hot

No-one is especially hot at the moment.

Who's cold

Scott Parker has been a healthy scratch in his last five games. Oleg Petrov has lost his sights and is now 8 games without a goal. Jose Theodore has been chilly and allowed 9 goals in 2 games. Brett Clark has played 12 games without a goal. Brett McLean has lost his sights and is now 8 games without a goal. Mark Rycroft has lost his sights and is now 13 games without a goal. Antti Laaksonen is looking out of place on the ice despite notching 2 points last week. Paul Stastny has lost his sights and is now 12 games without a goal.

Trainer's room

Patrice Brisebois remains sidelined with abdomen injury.



2-1-2007 Joel Quenneville praises Rastislav Konecný
Colorado Avalanche head coach Joel Quenneville has praised young left wing Rastislav Konecný in his latest interviews. Altough he seems very fond of this highly skilled youngster, he didn't want to comment on his team's strategy concerning the upcoming draft.

Rastislav Konecný has played 27 games with HKM Zvolen this season, collecting 20+9=29 with 22 PIM.


2-1-2007 Colorado Avalanche players selected to World Junior Championships
World Junior Championships (U-20) in icehockey are about to start. The following players from Colorado Avalanche organization have been selected to represent their countries:

-Chris Durand (CAN)
-Tom Fritsche (USA)
-Raymond Macias (USA)
-Ryan Stoa (USA)
-Richard Willaume (SWE)


1-1-2007 Matt Murley frustrated
Colorado Avalanche left wing Matt Murley feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a regular player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of USA, Matt Murley was originally drafted to the NHL by the Pittsburgh Penguins in the 2nd round of the 1999 entry draft. He has appeared in 59 NHL games during his career, notching 1 goals and adding 6 assists along with 26 penalty minutes. The 27 year old left wing has not yet played for the Colorado Avalanche this season. He has played 25 games with the Albany River Rats this season, totalling 10+5=15 with 8 PIM.


28-12-2006 Weekly team report
Who's hot

Joe Sakic is looking good with a 3 game point scoring streak with 1 game goalstreak. Marek Svatos is looking good with 3 points in 2 games last week. Wojtek Wolski is looking good with 3 points in 2 games last week.

Who's cold

Scott Parker has been a healthy scratch in his last five games. Ian Laperriere has lost his sights and is now 8 games without a goal. Oleg Petrov has lost his sights and is now 6 games without a goal. Brett Clark has played 10 games without a goal. Brett McLean has lost his sights and is now 6 games without a goal. Mark Rycroft has lost his sights and is now 11 games without a goal. Antti Laaksonen has lost his sights and is now 7 games without a goal. Peter Budaj has been chilly and allowed 4 goals in 1 games. Paul Stastny has lost his sights and is now 10 games without a goal.

Trainer's room

Patrice Brisebois remains sidelined with abdomen injury.



27-12-2006 John-Michael Liles frustrated
Colorado Avalanche defenseman John-Michael Liles feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a core player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of USA, John-Michael Liles was originally drafted to the NHL by the Colorado Avalanche in the 5th round of the 2000 entry draft. He has appeared in 198 NHL games during his career, notching 30 goals and adding 82 assists along with 94 penalty minutes. The 26 year old defenseman has played 37 games with the Colorado Avalanche this season, totalling 6+23=29 with 22 PIM.


26-12-2006 Marek Svatos reaches career high !
Marek Svatos marked a new career high in assists with 19 assists after assisting in tonights game against Toronto Maple Leafs on a goal by John-Michael Liles. My line mate is so good I just have to throw it his direction and it's in the net. Anyone can look good playing with this guy, he said after the game.

A native of Slovakia, Marek Svatos was originally drafted to the NHL by the Colorado Avalanche in the 7th round of the 2001 entry draft. He has appeared in 101 NHL games during his career, notching 53 goals and adding 37 assists along with 88 penalty minutes. The 24 year old right wing has played 36 games with the Colorado Avalanche this season, totalling 19+19=38 with 28 PIM.


26-12-2006 Chris Stewart injured.
Chris Stewart of Albany River Rats suffered injury during tonights minorleague game against the Toronto Marlies. He is expected to be sidelined for almost a month . I think it's rehabilitation for the next couple of weeks for me, he said from the locker room after being helped off the ice.

23-12-2006 Antti Laaksonen speaks up.
Antti Laaksonen is disappointed in the team tactics after averaging 7 minutes in the last five games. He wants more icetime.

23-12-2006 Brandon Yip resumes full training.
Albany River Rats right wing Brandon Yip has resumed full training after his injury.

23-12-2006 Gabe Gauthier agrees on a contract.
Gabe Gauthier has signed a one year deal with the Albany River Rats. Financial terms of the deal were not announced.

22-12-2006 Mark Rycroft frustrated
Colorado Avalanche right wing Mark Rycroft feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a core player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of Canada, Mark Rycroft, was originally signed as a free agent to the NHL. He has appeared in 195 NHL games during his career, notching 17 goals and adding 26 assists along with 126 penalty minutes. The 28 year old right wing has played 35 games with the Colorado Avalanche this season, totalling 2+7=9 with 44 PIM.


21-12-2006 Weekly team report
Who's hot

Andrew Brunette is looking steady with 3 points in 3 games last week. Joe Sakic is looking steady with 3 points in 3 games last week. John-Michael Liles is looking steady with 3 points in 3 games last week.

Who's cold

Scott Parker has been a healthy scratch in his last five games. Ian Laperriere has lost his sights and is now 6 games without a goal. Jose Theodore hasn't got a chance to start in the last five games. Mark Rycroft has lost his sights and is now 9 games without a goal. Antti Laaksonen has lost his sights and is now 5 games without a goal. Peter Budaj has been chilly and allowed 12 goals in 3 games. Paul Stastny has lost his sights and is now 8 games without a goal. Tyler Arnason has lost his sights and is now 11 games without a goal.

Trainer's room

Patrice Brisebois remains sidelined with abdomen injury.



21-12-2006 Brandon Yip injured.
Brandon Yip of Albany River Rats suffered groin injury during tonights minorleague game against the Rochester Americans. He is expected to be sidelined for a couple of days . This is nothing major, I feel that I should be ready for the next game but you never know, he said as the trainers examined him.

20-12-2006 Team captain meets with Oleg Petrov
Following the team's recent 1-4 loss against Vancouver Canucks on 17-12-2006, Colorado Avalanche captain Joe Sakic and Oleg Petrov did not leave the bench after the game for a while. I wanted to go over some things that have been troubling his game lately, said Joe Sakic

20-12-2006 Team captain meets with Tyler Arnason
Following the team's recent 1-4 loss against Vancouver Canucks on 17-12-2006, Colorado Avalanche captain Joe Sakic and Tyler Arnason were seen outside the dressing room going over some things. He has had some trouble chipping in, so I thought it was time for a little chat, said Joe Sakic

14-12-2006 Weekly team report
Who's hot

Wojtek Wolski is looking red hot with a 7 game point streak.

Who's cold

Milan Hejduk has lost his sights and is now 5 games without a goal. Scott Parker has been a healthy scratch in his last five games. Jose Theodore hasn't got a chance to start in the last five games. Mark Rycroft has lost his sights and is now 6 games without a goal. Peter Budaj has been chilly and allowed 10 goals in 2 games. Paul Stastny has lost his sights and is now 5 games without a goal. Tyler Arnason has lost his sights and is now 8 games without a goal.

Trainer's room

Patrice Brisebois remains sidelined with abdomen injury.



12-12-2006 Ossi Vaananen frustrated
Colorado Avalanche defenseman Ossi Vaananen feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a core player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of Finland, Ossi Vaananen was originally drafted to the NHL by the Phoenix Coyotes in the 2nd round of the 1998 entry draft. He has appeared in 387 NHL games during his career, notching 11 goals and adding 50 assists along with 419 penalty minutes. The 26 year old defenseman has played 31 games with the Colorado Avalanche this season, totalling 1+11=12 with 28 PIM.


12-12-2006 Matt Murley frustrated
Colorado Avalanche left wing Matt Murley feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a regular player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of USA, Matt Murley was originally drafted to the NHL by the Pittsburgh Penguins in the 2nd round of the 1999 entry draft. He has appeared in 59 NHL games during his career, notching 1 goals and adding 6 assists along with 26 penalty minutes. The 26 year old left wing has not yet played for the Colorado Avalanche this season. He has played 19 games with the Albany River Rats this season, totalling 9+4=13 with 6 PIM.


12-12-2006 Brett Hemingway resumes full training.
Albany River Rats right wing Brett Hemingway has resumed full training after his injury.

9-12-2006 Brett McLean speaks up.
Brett McLean is disappointed in the team tactics after averaging 5 minutes in the last five games. He wants more icetime.

9-12-2006 Brett Hemingway injured.
Brett Hemingway of Albany River Rats suffered injury during tonights minorleague game against the Milwaukee Admirals. He is expected to be sidelined for a couple of days . These small things happen every now and then, it's all part of hockey, was his answer to a reporter question after the game.

7-12-2006 Weekly team report
Who's hot

Andrew Brunette is looking steady with 3 points in 3 games last week. Joe Sakic is looking steady with 3 points in 3 games last week. Milan Hejduk is looking red hot with a 12 game point streak. Marek Svatos is looking good with a 4 game point scoring streak with 4 game goalstreak. Wojtek Wolski is looking good with 6 points in 3 games last week.

Who's cold

Scott Parker has been a healthy scratch in his last five games. Oleg Petrov has lost his sights and is now 5 games without a goal. Jose Theodore hasn't got a chance to start in the last five games. Brett McLean has lost his sights and is now 23 games without a goal. Peter Budaj has been chilly and allowed 14 goals in 3 games. Tyler Arnason has lost his sights and is now 6 games without a goal.

Trainer's room

Patrice Brisebois remains sidelined with abdomen injury.



7-12-2006 Mitch Love injured.
Mitch Love of Albany River Rats suffered injury during tonights minorleague game against the Omaha Ak-Sar-Ben Knights. He is expected to be sidelined for more than a month . You can't rush these kinds of injuries, sometimes you just have to stay off your feet for awhile, were his words after the game.

6-12-2006 Matt Murley resumes full training.
Albany River Rats left wing Matt Murley has resumed full training after his injury.

5-12-2006 Team captain meets with Brett McLean
Team captain Joe Sakic called a short meeting with Brett McLean after practice today to discuss some issues that have affected his play. I have to take the brunt of this, said Brett McLean as he left the ice. My play has not been up to snuff and if I'm not contributing more, I have to work harder.

4-12-2006 Team captain meets with Peter Budaj
Team captain Joe Sakic called a short meeting with Peter Budaj after practice today to discuss some issues that have affected his play. I guess they needed someone to take the blame..., said Peter Budaj as he left the ice, ...but I'll take it like a man

4-12-2006 Milan Hejduk reaches a milestone !
Milan Hejduk scored the 500th point of his career in tonight's game against the Nashville Predators on a goal by Andrew Brunette. Yes, it does feel great, the player said in an interview..

A native of Czech, Milan Hejduk was originally drafted to the NHL by the Colorado Avalanche in the 4th round of the 1994 entry draft. He has appeared in 572 NHL games during his career, notching 233 goals and adding 267 assists along with 205 penalty minutes. The 30 year old right wing has played 28 games with the Colorado Avalanche this season, totalling 12+14=26 with 27 PIM.


1-12-2006 Mark Rycroft frustrated
Colorado Avalanche right wing Mark Rycroft feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a core player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of Canada, Mark Rycroft, was originally signed as a free agent to the NHL. He has appeared in 188 NHL games during his career, notching 17 goals and adding 25 assists along with 120 penalty minutes. The 28 year old right wing has played 28 games with the Colorado Avalanche this season, totalling 2+6=8 with 38 PIM.


1-12-2006 Matt Murley resumes light training.
Albany River Rats left wing Matt Murley has resumed light training after his injury and is listed day to day.

1-12-2006 Brad Richardson resumes full training.
Albany River Rats center Brad Richardson has resumed full training after his injury.

30-11-2006 Weekly team report
Who's hot

Milan Hejduk is looking red hot with a 9 game point streak. Brett Clark is looking good with a 4 game point scoring streak with 1 game goalstreak. John-Michael Liles is looking good with 5 points in 3 games last week. Jordan Leopold is looking steady with 3 points in 3 games last week. Paul Stastny is looking steady with 3 points in 3 games last week.

Who's cold

Scott Parker has been a healthy scratch in his last five games. Jose Theodore hasn't got a chance to start in the last five games. Brett McLean has lost his sights and is now 20 games without a goal. Antti Laaksonen is looking out of place on the ice despite notching 2 points last week. Peter Budaj has been chilly and allowed 17 goals in 3 games.

Trainer's room

Patrice Brisebois remains sidelined with abdomen injury.



26-11-2006 Tyler Arnason frustrated
Colorado Avalanche center Tyler Arnason feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a core player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of Canada, Tyler Arnason was originally drafted to the NHL by the Chicago Blackhawks in the 7th round of the 1998 entry draft. He has appeared in 289 NHL games during his career, notching 66 goals and adding 97 assists along with 102 penalty minutes. The 27 year old center has played 25 games with the Colorado Avalanche this season, totalling 9+11=20 with 18 PIM.


26-11-2006 Brad Richardson resumes light training.
Albany River Rats center Brad Richardson has resumed light training after his injury and is listed day to day.

23-11-2006 Weekly team report
Who's hot

Andrew Brunette is looking good with a 4 game point scoring streak with 1 game goalstreak. Joe Sakic is looking red hot with a 7 game point streak. Milan Hejduk is looking red hot with a 6 game point streak. Karlis Skrastins is looking steady with 3 points in 3 games last week. Ossi Vaananen is looking steady with 3 points in 3 games last week. John-Michael Liles is looking steady with 3 points in 3 games last week. Paul Stastny is looking steady with 3 points in 3 games last week. Marek Svatos is looking red hot with a 6 game point streak. Tyler Arnason is looking steady with 3 points in 3 games last week. Wojtek Wolski is looking good with 4 points in 3 games last week.

Who's cold

Brett Clark has played 18 games without a goal. Brett McLean has lost his sights and is now 17 games without a goal. Mark Rycroft has lost his sights and is now 23 games without a goal.

Trainer's room

Patrice Brisebois remains sidelined with abdomen injury.



22-11-2006 Ben Guite resumes full training.
Albany River Rats center Ben Guite has resumed full training after his injury.

19-11-2006 Team captain meets with Brett McLean
Team captain Joe Sakic called a short meeting with Brett McLean after practice today to discuss some issues that have affected his play. I guess they needed someone to take the blame..., said Brett McLean as he left the ice, ...but I'll take it like a man

19-11-2006 Brett McLean speaks up.
Brett McLean is disappointed in the team tactics after averaging 6 minutes in the last five games. He wants more icetime.

19-11-2006 Team captain meets with Tyler Arnason
Team captain Joe Sakic called a short meeting with Tyler Arnason after practice today to discuss some issues that have affected his play. I guess they needed someone to take the blame..., said Tyler Arnason as he left the ice, ...but I'll take it like a man

19-11-2006 Blair Yaworski agrees on a contract.
Blair Yaworski has signed a one year deal with the Albany River Rats. Financial terms of the deal were not announced.

18-11-2006 Ben Guite frustrated
Colorado Avalanche center Ben Guite feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a regular player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of Canada, Ben Guite was originally drafted to the NHL by the Montreal Canadiens in the 7th round of the 1997 entry draft. He has appeared in 1 NHL games during his career, notching 0 goals and adding 0 assists along with 0 penalty minutes. The 28 year old center has not yet played for the Colorado Avalanche this season. He has played 22 games with the Albany River Rats this season, totalling 3+4=7 with 10 PIM.


18-11-2006 Ben Guite injured.
Ben Guite of Albany River Rats suffered injury during tonights minorleague game against the Hartford Wolfpack. He is expected to be sidelined for a couple of days . I should be back in the lineup soon, it doesn't feel that serious, he commented to the press.

17-11-2006 Ben Guite frustrated
Colorado Avalanche center Ben Guite feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a regular player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of Canada, Ben Guite was originally drafted to the NHL by the Montreal Canadiens in the 7th round of the 1997 entry draft. He has appeared in 1 NHL games during his career, notching 0 goals and adding 0 assists along with 0 penalty minutes. The 28 year old center has not yet played for the Colorado Avalanche this season. He has played 21 games with the Albany River Rats this season, totalling 3+3=6 with 10 PIM.


17-11-2006 Ben Guite resumes full training.
Albany River Rats center Ben Guite has resumed full training after his injury.

16-11-2006 Weekly team report
Who's hot

Andrew Brunette is looking good with 5 points in 4 games last week. Joe Sakic is looking good with a 4 game point scoring streak with 1 game goalstreak. Milan Hejduk is looking good with a 3 game point scoring streak with 2 game goalstreak. John-Michael Liles is looking steady with 3 points in 4 games last week. Paul Stastny is looking steady with 3 points in 4 games last week. Marek Svatos is looking good with 5 points in 4 games last week. Wojtek Wolski is looking steady with 4 points in 4 games last week.

Who's cold

Oleg Petrov has been a healthy scratch in his last five games. Brett Clark has played 15 games without a goal. Brett McLean is down on his game pulling a 12 game streak without registering a single point. Mark Rycroft has lost his sights and is now 20 games without a goal. Peter Budaj hasn't got a chance to start in the last five games. Tyler Arnason is looking out of place on the ice despite notching 2 points last week.

Trainer's room

Patrice Brisebois remains sidelined with abdomen injury.



16-11-2006 Ben Guite injured.
Ben Guite of Albany River Rats suffered injury during tonights minorleague game against the Iowa Stars. He is expected to be sidelined for a couple of days . This is nothing major, I feel that I should be ready for the next game but you never know, he commented from the trainers bench.

14-11-2006 Oleg Petrov speaks up.
Oleg Petrov is disappointed in the team tactics after averaging 4 minutes in the last five games. He wants more icetime.

14-11-2006 Team captain meets with Mark Rycroft
Following the team's recent 3-5 loss against Chicago Blackhawks on 14-11-2006, Colorado Avalanche captain Joe Sakic and Mark Rycroft were seen outside the dressing room going over some things. He has had some trouble chipping in, so I thought it was time for a little chat, said Joe Sakic

10-11-2006 Oleg Petrov speaks up.
Oleg Petrov is disappointed in the team tactics after averaging 5 minutes in the last five games. He wants more icetime.

10-11-2006 Peter Tsimikalis agrees on a contract.
Peter Tsimikalis has signed a one year deal with the Albany River Rats. Financial terms of the deal were not announced.

10-11-2006 Matt Murley injured.
Matt Murley of Albany River Rats suffered injury during tonights minorleague game against the Rochester Americans. He is expected to be sidelined for almost a month . I think it's rehabilitation for the next couple of weeks for me, were his words after the game.

9-11-2006 Matt Murley frustrated
Colorado Avalanche left wing Matt Murley feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a regular player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of USA, Matt Murley was originally drafted to the NHL by the Pittsburgh Penguins in the 2nd round of the 1999 entry draft. He has appeared in 59 NHL games during his career, notching 1 goals and adding 6 assists along with 26 penalty minutes. The 26 year old left wing has not yet played for the Colorado Avalanche this season. He has played 17 games with the Albany River Rats this season, totalling 9+3=12 with 6 PIM.


9-11-2006 Kurt Sauer frustrated
Colorado Avalanche defenseman Kurt Sauer feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a regular player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of USA, Kurt Sauer was originally drafted to the NHL by the Colorado Avalanche in the 3rd round of the 2000 entry draft. He has appeared in 203 NHL games during his career, notching 3 goals and adding 12 assists along with 159 penalty minutes. The 25 year old defenseman has played 17 games with the Colorado Avalanche this season, totalling 0+1=1 with 10 PIM.


9-11-2006 Marek Svatos frustrated
Colorado Avalanche right wing Marek Svatos feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a core player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of Slovakia, Marek Svatos was originally drafted to the NHL by the Colorado Avalanche in the 7th round of the 2001 entry draft. He has appeared in 82 NHL games during his career, notching 42 goals and adding 25 assists along with 68 penalty minutes. The 24 year old right wing has played 17 games with the Colorado Avalanche this season, totalling 8+7=15 with 8 PIM.


9-11-2006 Weekly team report
Who's hot

No-one is especially hot at the moment.

Who's cold

Ian Laperriere has lost his sights and is now 9 games without a goal. Oleg Petrov has lost his sights and is now 8 games without a goal. Jose Theodore has been chilly and allowed 8 goals in 2 games. Brett Clark has played 11 games without a goal. Brett McLean has lost his sights and is now 10 games without a goal. Mark Rycroft has lost his sights and is now 16 games without a goal. Antti Laaksonen has lost his sights and is now 17 games without a goal. Paul Stastny is down on his game pulling a 13 game streak without registering a single point.

Trainer's room

Patrice Brisebois remains sidelined with abdomen injury.



9-11-2006 Brad Richardson injured.
Brad Richardson of Albany River Rats suffered knee injury during tonights minorleague game against the Chicago Wolves. He is expected to be sidelined for almost a month . It hurts, but what hurts even more is when you're injured by a cheap shot like that, he quoted before being taken to the hospital for tests.

8-11-2006 John-Michael Liles frustrated
Colorado Avalanche defenseman John-Michael Liles feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a core player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of USA, John-Michael Liles was originally drafted to the NHL by the Colorado Avalanche in the 5th round of the 2000 entry draft. He has appeared in 177 NHL games during his career, notching 27 goals and adding 67 assists along with 74 penalty minutes. The 25 year old defenseman has played 16 games with the Colorado Avalanche this season, totalling 3+8=11 with 2 PIM.


4-11-2006 Jordan Leopold frustrated
Colorado Avalanche defenseman Jordan Leopold feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a core player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of USA, Jordan Leopold was originally drafted to the NHL by the Calgary Flames in the 2nd round of the 1999 entry draft. He has appeared in 229 NHL games during his career, notching 17 goals and adding 58 assists along with 104 penalty minutes. The 26 year old defenseman has played 15 games with the Colorado Avalanche this season, totalling 2+6=8 with 0 PIM.


2-11-2006 Weekly team report
Who's hot

Joe Sakic is looking red hot with a 8 game point streak. Milan Hejduk is looking good with 3 points in 2 games last week. Tyler Arnason is looking red hot with a 6 game point streak.

Who's cold

Ian Laperriere has lost his sights and is now 7 games without a goal. Jose Theodore has been chilly and allowed 8 goals in 2 games. Brett McLean has lost his sights and is now 8 games without a goal. Mark Rycroft has lost his sights and is now 14 games without a goal. Antti Laaksonen has lost his sights and is now 15 games without a goal. Peter Budaj hasn't got a chance to start in the last five games. Paul Stastny is down on his game pulling a 11 game streak without registering a single point.

Trainer's room

Oleg Petrov remains sidelined with arm injury. Patrice Brisebois remains sidelined with abdomen injury.



1-11-2006 Peter Budaj frustrated
Colorado Avalanche goaltender Peter Budaj feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a core player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of Slovakia, Peter Budaj was originally drafted to the NHL by the Colorado Avalanche in the 2nd round of the 2001 entry draft. He has appeared in 34 NHL games during his career, booking 2 career shutouts and allowing 86 goals. The 24 year old goaltender has not yet played for the Colorado Avalanche this season.


1-11-2006 Oleg Petrov resumes light training.
Colorado Avalanche right wing Oleg Petrov has resumed light training after his arm injury and is listed day to day.

31-10-2006 Team captain meets with Brett McLean
Following the team's recent 3-5 win at Tampa Bay Lightning on 28-10-2006, Colorado Avalanche captain Joe Sakic and Brett McLean did not leave the bench after the game for a while. I wanted to go over some things that have been troubling his game lately, said Joe Sakic

1-11-2006 Rookie of the month: Wojtek Wolski (L)
NHL has awarded Wojtek Wolski (L) of Colorado Avalanche as Rookie Of The Month He registered 7 goals and 9 assists for 16 points in 14 games last month.

A native of Canada, Wojtek Wolski was originally drafted to the NHL by the Colorado Avalanche in the 1st round of the 2004 entry draft. He has appeared in 23 NHL games during his career, notching 9 goals and adding 13 assists along with 16 penalty minutes. The 20 year old left wing has played 14 games with the Colorado Avalanche this season, totalling 7+9=16 with 12 PIM.


28-10-2006 Oleg Petrov injured.
Oleg Petrov (COL) suffered arm injury during the game in an incident with Cory Sarich (TB). He is expected to be sidelined for about a week. It is one of those nagging injuries that you just have to wait out, he said after the game.

26-10-2006 Weekly team report
Who's hot

Andrew Brunette is looking red hot with a 6 game point streak. Joe Sakic is looking red hot with a 6 game point streak. Jordan Leopold is looking steady with 3 points in 3 games last week. Marek Svatos is looking good with a 3 game point scoring streak with 3 game goalstreak. Tyler Arnason is looking good with a 4 game point scoring streak with 1 game goalstreak. Wojtek Wolski is looking red hot with a 8 game point streak.

Who's cold

Milan Hejduk has lost his sights and is now 9 games without a goal. Scott Parker has been a healthy scratch in his last five games. Ian Laperriere has lost his sights and is now 5 games without a goal. Oleg Petrov has lost his sights and is now 7 games without a goal. Brett McLean has lost his sights and is now 6 games without a goal. Mark Rycroft has lost his sights and is now 12 games without a goal. Antti Laaksonen has lost his sights and is now 13 games without a goal. Peter Budaj hasn't got a chance to start in the last five games. Paul Stastny has lost his sights and is now 9 games without a goal.

Trainer's room

Patrice Brisebois remains sidelined with abdomen injury.



24-10-2006 Team captain meets with Mark Rycroft
Following the team's recent 2-4 win at New York Rangers on 24-10-2006, Colorado Avalanche captain Joe Sakic and Mark Rycroft did not leave the bench after the game for a while. I wanted to go over some things that have been troubling his game lately, said Joe Sakic

24-10-2006 Team captain meets with Paul Stastny
Team captain Joe Sakic called a short meeting with Paul Stastny after practice today to discuss some issues that have affected his play. I guess they needed someone to take the blame..., said Paul Stastny as he left the ice, ...but I'll take it like a man

22-10-2006 Paul Stastny speaks up.
Paul Stastny is disappointed in the team tactics after averaging 7 minutes in the last five games. He wants more icetime.

22-10-2006 Joe Sakic reaches a milestone !
Joe Sakic scored the 1500th point of his career in tonight's game against the Minnesota Wild on a goal by Marek Svatos. My parents came to see this game so I just had to deliver, was his only comment for the media..

A native of Canada, Joe Sakic was originally drafted to the NHL by the Colorado Avalanche in the 1st round of the 1987 entry draft. He has appeared in 1247 NHL games during his career, notching 579 goals and adding 921 assists along with 548 penalty minutes. The 37 year old center has played 10 games with the Colorado Avalanche this season, totalling 5+6=11 with 6 PIM.


20-10-2006 Jose Theodore frustrated
Colorado Avalanche goaltender Jose Theodore feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a franchise player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a core player.

A native of Canada, Jose Theodore was originally drafted to the NHL by the Montreal Canadiens in the 2nd round of the 1994 entry draft. He has appeared in 368 NHL games during his career, booking 24 career shutouts and allowing 920 goals. The 30 year old goaltender has played 10 games with the Colorado Avalanche this season, allowing 29 goals on 258 while booking 1 shutouts.


20-10-2006 Brett McLean frustrated
Colorado Avalanche left wing Brett McLean feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a core player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of Canada, Brett McLean was originally drafted to the NHL by the Dallas Stars in the 9th round of the 1997 entry draft. He has appeared in 170 NHL games during his career, notching 21 goals and adding 52 assists along with 105 penalty minutes. The 28 year old left wing has played 10 games with the Colorado Avalanche this season, totalling 1+1=2 with 0 PIM.


20-10-2006 Marek Svatos frustrated
Colorado Avalanche right wing Marek Svatos feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a core player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of Slovakia, Marek Svatos was originally drafted to the NHL by the Colorado Avalanche in the 7th round of the 2001 entry draft. He has appeared in 75 NHL games during his career, notching 39 goals and adding 22 assists along with 62 penalty minutes. The 24 year old right wing has played 10 games with the Colorado Avalanche this season, totalling 5+4=9 with 2 PIM.


19-10-2006 Weekly team report
Who's hot

Andrew Brunette is looking steady with 3 points in 4 games last week. Joe Sakic is looking good with a 3 game point scoring streak with 3 game goalstreak. Milan Hejduk is looking steady with 3 points in 4 games last week. Ian Laperriere is looking steady with 4 points in 4 games last week. Marek Svatos is looking steady with 3 points in 4 games last week. Wojtek Wolski is looking good with a 5 game point scoring streak with 2 game goalstreak.

Who's cold

Scott Parker has been a healthy scratch in his last five games. Brett McLean is looking out of place on the ice despite notching 2 points last week. Mark Rycroft has lost his sights and is now 9 games without a goal. Antti Laaksonen has lost his sights and is now 10 games without a goal. Peter Budaj hasn't got a chance to start in the last five games. Paul Stastny has lost his sights and is now 6 games without a goal.

Trainer's room

Patrice Brisebois remains sidelined with abdomen injury.



16-10-2006 Chris Stewart resumes full training.
Albany River Rats right wing Chris Stewart has resumed full training after his injury.

14-10-2006 Marek Svatos frustrated
Colorado Avalanche right wing Marek Svatos feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a core player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of Slovakia, Marek Svatos was originally drafted to the NHL by the Colorado Avalanche in the 7th round of the 2001 entry draft. He has appeared in 72 NHL games during his career, notching 38 goals and adding 21 assists along with 62 penalty minutes. The 24 year old right wing has played 7 games with the Colorado Avalanche this season, totalling 4+3=7 with 2 PIM.


13-10-2006 Ian Laperriere reaches a milestone !
Ian Laperriere scored the 100th goal of his career in tonight's game against the Anaheim Ducks on a feed by Antti Laaksonen. Hopefully one day this puck will end up in the Hall of Fame, the happy player commented.

A native of Canada, Ian Laperriere was originally drafted to the NHL by the St. Louis Blues in the 7th round of the 1992 entry draft. He has appeared in 782 NHL games during his career, notching 100 goals and adding 155 assists along with 1371 penalty minutes. The 32 year old center has played 6 games with the Colorado Avalanche this season, totalling 1+5=6 with 13 PIM.


12-10-2006 Weekly team report
Who's hot

Brett Clark is looking steady with 3 points in 4 games last week. John-Michael Liles is looking steady with 3 points in 4 games last week. Jordan Leopold is looking steady with 3 points in 4 games last week. Marek Svatos is looking good with 6 points in 4 games last week. Wojtek Wolski is looking good with 5 points in 4 games last week.

Who's cold

Scott Parker has been a healthy scratch in his last five games. Ian Laperriere has lost his sights and is now 6 games without a goal. Brett McLean has lost his sights and is now 6 games without a goal. Mark Rycroft has lost his sights and is now 5 games without a goal. Antti Laaksonen has lost his sights and is now 6 games without a goal. Peter Budaj hasn't got a chance to start in the last five games.

Trainer's room

Patrice Brisebois remains sidelined with abdomen injury.



11-10-2006 Chris Stewart resumes light training.
Albany River Rats right wing Chris Stewart has resumed light training after his injury and is listed day to day.

11-10-2006 Chris Stewart injured.
Chris Stewart of Albany River Rats suffered injury during tonights minorleague game against the Peoria Rivermen. He is expected to be sidelined for about a week . I'm just looking forward to getting back on the ice and helping this team win, he said before being taken away for x-rays.

10-10-2006 Mark Rycroft frustrated
Colorado Avalanche right wing Mark Rycroft feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a core player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of Canada, Mark Rycroft, was originally signed as a free agent to the NHL. He has appeared in 165 NHL games during his career, notching 16 goals and adding 19 assists along with 90 penalty minutes. The 28 year old right wing has played 5 games with the Colorado Avalanche this season, totalling 1+0=1 with 8 PIM.


6-10-2006 Cody McCormick frustrated
Colorado Avalanche center Cody McCormick feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a regular player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of Canada, Cody McCormick was originally drafted to the NHL by the Colorado Avalanche in the 5th round of the 2001 entry draft. He has appeared in 89 NHL games during his career, notching 6 goals and adding 7 assists along with 102 penalty minutes. The 23 year old center has not yet played for the Colorado Avalanche this season. He has played 3 games with the Albany River Rats this season, totalling 0+1=1 with 2 PIM.


5-10-2006 Marek Svatos frustrated
Colorado Avalanche right wing Marek Svatos feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a core player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of Slovakia, Marek Svatos was originally drafted to the NHL by the Colorado Avalanche in the 7th round of the 2001 entry draft. He has appeared in 67 NHL games during his career, notching 34 goals and adding 18 assists along with 60 penalty minutes. The 24 year old right wing has played 2 games with the Colorado Avalanche this season, totalling 0+0=0 with 0 PIM.


5-10-2006 Weekly team report
Who's hot

Andrew Brunette is looking good with 3 points in 2 games last week. Milan Hejduk is looking good with 3 points in 2 games last week. Tyler Arnason is looking good with 3 points in 2 games last week.

Who's cold

No-one is especially cold at the moment.

Trainer's room

Patrice Brisebois remains sidelined with abdomen injury.



3-10-2006 Marek Svatos frustrated
Colorado Avalanche right wing Marek Svatos feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a core player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of Slovakia, Marek Svatos was originally drafted to the NHL by the Colorado Avalanche in the 7th round of the 2001 entry draft. He has appeared in 66 NHL games during his career, notching 34 goals and adding 18 assists along with 60 penalty minutes. The 24 year old right wing has played 1 games with the Colorado Avalanche this season, totalling 0+0=0 with 0 PIM.


30-9-2006 Media rates the best players in the league
GOALTENDER
NameOFDFOAAgeTeam
Martin BrodeurA-BA-34New Jersey Devils
Roberto LuongoA-A-A-27Vancouver Canucks
Nikolai KhabibulinBB-B33Chicago Blackhawks
Miikka KiprusoffBBB29Calgary Flames
Henrik LundqvistBB-B24Minnesota Wild
Tomas VokounB-BB30New York Rangers
Marty TurcoBBB31Dallas Stars
Jose TheodoreBBB30Colorado Avalanche
Felix PotvinBB-B35San Jose Sharks
Jean-Sebastien GiguereB-B-B-29Anaheim Ducks
DEFENSEMAN
NameOFDFOAAgeTeam
Nicklas LidstromBA-A-36Anaheim Ducks
Scott NiedermayerBB-B33Anaheim Ducks
Chris ProngerB-A-B31Detroit Red Wings
Rob BlakeB-BB-36Los Angeles Kings
Zdeno CharaB-A-B-29Boston Bruins
Wade ReddenB-B-B-29Ottawa Senators
Tomas Kaberle78747928Toronto Maple Leafs
Sergei ZubovB-B-B-36Dallas Stars
Brian RafalskiB-B-B-33New Jersey Devils
Chris PhillipsCBB-29Ottawa Senators
LEFT WING
NameOFDFOAAgeTeam
Teemu SelanneBB-B36Anaheim Ducks
Mike KnubleBB-B34Philadelphia Flyers
Patrik EliasBB-B30New Jersey Devils
Daniel SedinBBB26Vancouver Canucks
Ilya KovalchukA-CB23Atlanta Thrashers
Mike FisherBB-B-26Ottawa Senators
Keith TkachukBCB-34Atlanta Thrashers
Markus NaslundBCB-33Vancouver Canucks
Henrik ZetterbergBCB-25Nashville Predators
Rick NashBB-B-22Columbus Blue Jackets
CENTER
NameOFDFOAAgeTeam
Joe ThorntonAB-A-27San Jose Sharks
Peter ForsbergAB-A-33Nashville Predators
Joe SakicBB-B37Colorado Avalanche
Vincent LecavalierA-B-B26Tampa Bay Lightning
Sergei FedorovB-B-B36Columbus Blue Jackets
Pavol DemitraA-CB31Minnesota Wild
Mats Sundin83718135Toronto Maple Leafs
Eric StaalA-B-B21Carolina Hurricanes
Rod Brind'AmourB-B-B-36Carolina Hurricanes
Chris DruryBB-B-30Buffalo Sabres
RIGHT WING
NameOFDFOAAgeTeam
Jaromir JagrAB-B34New York Rangers
Jarome IginlaBB-B29Calgary Flames
Mike ModanoBCB36Dallas Stars
Marian HossaA-B-B27Atlanta Thrashers
Alexander OvechkinA-B-B21Washington Capitals
Paul KariyaBCB-31Nashville Predators
Daniel AlfredssonBB-B-33Ottawa Senators
Martin St. LouisBCB-31Tampa Bay Lightning
Dany HeatleyBB-B-25Ottawa Senators
Marian GaborikBCB-24Minnesota Wild


30-9-2006 Landon Bathe agrees on a contract.
Landon Bathe has signed a one year deal with the Albany River Rats. Financial terms of the deal were not announced.

28-9-2006 Brett Hemingway uncertain about future
Brett Hemingway wants clarification on his future as he no longer can be considered a prospect. He wants you to clarify his status in the organization.

28-9-2006 Weekly team report
Who's hot

Andrew Brunette is looking good with 4 points in 3 games last week. Joe Sakic is looking good with 4 points in 3 games last week. Jordan Leopold is looking steady with 3 points in 3 games last week. Marek Svatos is looking good with 4 points in 3 games last week. Wojtek Wolski is looking steady with 3 points in 3 games last week.

Who's cold

Jose Theodore has been chilly and allowed 13 goals in 3 games. Brett McLean has been a healthy scratch in his last five games. Mark Rycroft has lost his sights and is now 8 games without a goal. Antti Laaksonen has lost his sights and is now 7 games without a goal. Peter Budaj hasn't got a chance to start in the last five games. Paul Stastny has lost his sights and is now 6 games without a goal.

Trainer's room

Patrice Brisebois remains sidelined with abdomen injury.



27-9-2006 Ossi Vaananen frustrated
Colorado Avalanche defenseman Ossi Vaananen feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a regular player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of Finland, Ossi Vaananen was originally drafted to the NHL by the Phoenix Coyotes in the 2nd round of the 1998 entry draft. He has appeared in 363 NHL games during his career, notching 10 goals and adding 41 assists along with 399 penalty minutes. The 26 year old defenseman has played 7 games with the Colorado Avalanche this season, totalling 0+2=2 with 8 PIM.


25-9-2006 Marek Svatos frustrated
Colorado Avalanche right wing Marek Svatos feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a core player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of Slovakia, Marek Svatos was originally drafted to the NHL by the Colorado Avalanche in the 7th round of the 2001 entry draft. He has appeared in 72 NHL games during his career, notching 38 goals and adding 22 assists along with 64 penalty minutes. The 24 year old right wing has played 7 games with the Colorado Avalanche this season, totalling 4+4=8 with 4 PIM.


24-9-2006 Jose Theodore frustrated
Colorado Avalanche goaltender Jose Theodore feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a franchise player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a core player.

A native of Canada, Jose Theodore was originally drafted to the NHL by the Montreal Canadiens in the 2nd round of the 1994 entry draft. He has appeared in 364 NHL games during his career, booking 23 career shutouts and allowing 909 goals. The 30 year old goaltender has played 6 games with the Colorado Avalanche this season, allowing 18 goals on 172 while booking 0 shutouts.


21-9-2006 Weekly team report
Who's hot

Milan Hejduk is looking good with 3 points in 2 games last week. Ian Laperriere is looking good with 4 points in 2 games last week. Marek Svatos is looking good with 3 points in 2 games last week.

Who's cold

Brett McLean has been a healthy scratch in his last five games. Mark Rycroft has lost his sights and is now 5 games without a goal. Peter Budaj hasn't got a chance to start in the last five games.

Trainer's room

Patrice Brisebois remains sidelined with abdomen injury.



20-9-2006 Ben Guite frustrated
Colorado Avalanche center Ben Guite feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a regular player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of Canada, Ben Guite was originally drafted to the NHL by the Montreal Canadiens in the 7th round of the 1997 entry draft. He has appeared in 1 NHL games during his career, notching 0 goals and adding 0 assists along with 0 penalty minutes. The 28 year old center has not yet played for the Colorado Avalanche this season.


15-9-2006 Ossi Vaananen frustrated
Colorado Avalanche defenseman Ossi Vaananen feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a regular player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of Finland, Ossi Vaananen was originally drafted to the NHL by the Phoenix Coyotes in the 2nd round of the 1998 entry draft. He has appeared in 359 NHL games during his career, notching 10 goals and adding 40 assists along with 391 penalty minutes. The 26 year old defenseman has played 3 games with the Colorado Avalanche this season, totalling 0+1=1 with 0 PIM.


15-9-2006 Tyler Arnason frustrated
Colorado Avalanche center Tyler Arnason feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a core player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of Canada, Tyler Arnason was originally drafted to the NHL by the Chicago Blackhawks in the 7th round of the 1998 entry draft. He has appeared in 267 NHL games during his career, notching 57 goals and adding 87 assists along with 88 penalty minutes. The 27 year old center has played 3 games with the Colorado Avalanche this season, totalling 0+1=1 with 4 PIM.


14-9-2006 Cody McCormick frustrated
Colorado Avalanche center Cody McCormick feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a regular player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of Canada, Cody McCormick was originally drafted to the NHL by the Colorado Avalanche in the 5th round of the 2001 entry draft. He has appeared in 89 NHL games during his career, notching 6 goals and adding 7 assists along with 102 penalty minutes. The 23 year old center has not yet played for the Colorado Avalanche this season.


14-9-2006 Weekly team report
Who's hot

Andrew Brunette is looking good with 5 points in 2 games last week. Milan Hejduk is looking good with 3 points in 2 games last week. Marek Svatos is looking good with 3 points in 2 games last week. Wojtek Wolski is looking good with 3 points in 2 games last week.

Who's cold

No-one is especially cold at the moment.

Trainer's room

Patrice Brisebois remains sidelined with abdomen injury.



10-9-2006 Peter Budaj frustrated
Colorado Avalanche goaltender Peter Budaj feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a core player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of Slovakia, Peter Budaj was originally drafted to the NHL by the Colorado Avalanche in the 2nd round of the 2001 entry draft. He has appeared in 34 NHL games during his career, booking 2 career shutouts and allowing 86 goals. The 23 year old goaltender has not yet played for the Colorado Avalanche this season.


7-9-2006 Weekly team report
Who's hot

John-Michael Liles is looking good with 2 points in 1 games last week.

Who's cold

Jose Theodore has been chilly and allowed 4 goals in 1 games.

Trainer's room

Patrice Brisebois remains sidelined with abdomen injury.



5-9-2006 Jose Theodore frustrated
Colorado Avalanche goaltender Jose Theodore feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a franchise player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a core player.

A native of Canada, Jose Theodore was originally drafted to the NHL by the Montreal Canadiens in the 2nd round of the 1994 entry draft. He has appeared in 358 NHL games during his career, booking 23 career shutouts and allowing 891 goals. The 29 year old goaltender is expecting a good season for the team.


5-9-2006 Peter Budaj frustrated
Colorado Avalanche goaltender Peter Budaj feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a core player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of Slovakia, Peter Budaj was originally drafted to the NHL by the Colorado Avalanche in the 2nd round of the 2001 entry draft. He has appeared in 34 NHL games during his career, booking 2 career shutouts and allowing 86 goals. The 23 year old goaltender is eagerly waiting to hit the ice once the season starts.


30-6-2006 Pierre Turgeon retires
Pierre Turgeon has retired from professional hockey.

30-6-2006 Training camp preview
Colorado Avalanche will arrange the annual training camp starting on September 14th. Players reporting to the training camp with either Colorado Avalanche and San Antonio Rampage:
- Andrew Brunette L
- Michael Vernace D
- Joe Sakic C
- Milan Hejduk R
- Scott Parker R
- Ian Laperriere C
- José Theodore G
- Patrice Brisebois D
- Kris Mayotte G
- Karlis Skrastins D
- Ossi Väänänen D
- Ken Klee D
- Brett Clark D
- John-Michael Liles D
- Jeff Finger D
- Brett McLean C
- Mark Rycroft R
- Antti Laaksonen L
- Jordan Leopold D
- Matt Murley L
- Peter Budaj G
- Michael Wall G
- Ryan Steeves C
- Paul Stastny C
- Ben Guite C
- Cody McCormick C
- Kurt Sauer D
- Marek Svatos R
- Johnny Boychuk D
- Tyler Arnason C
- Dan DaSilva R
- Mitch Love D
- Tyler Weiman G
- Brad Richardson C
- David Svagrovsky R
- Wojtek Wolski L
- Darryl Yacboski D

Players reporting out of shape:
- Joe Sakic C
- Scott Parker R
- Ian Laperriere C
- Kris Mayotte G
- Brett Clark D
- Jordan Leopold D
- Cody McCormick C
- Dan DaSilva R
- Mitch Love D

Players reporting in good shape:
- Milan Hejduk R
- Ken Klee D
- Brett McLean C
- Matt Murley L
- Ryan Steeves C
- Paul Stastny C
- Ben Guite C
- Tyler Weiman G
- Brad Richardson C


26-6-2006 Ben Guite frustrated
Colorado Avalanche center Ben Guite feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a regular player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of Canada, Ben Guite was originally drafted to the NHL by the Montreal Canadiens in the 7th round of the 1997 entry draft. He has appeared in 1 NHL games during his career, notching 0 goals and adding 0 assists along with 0 penalty minutes. The 27 year old center is looking forward for the start of the season.


26-6-2006 Joel Quenneville praises Jeremy Smith
Colorado Avalanche head coach Joel Quenneville has praised young goaltender Jeremy Smith in his latest interviews. Altough he seems very fond of this highly skilled youngster, he didn't want to comment on his team's strategy concerning the upcoming draft.

25-6-2006 Joel Quenneville praises Yuri Cheremetiev
Colorado Avalanche head coach Joel Quenneville has praised young left wing Yuri Cheremetiev in his latest interviews. Altough he seems very fond of this highly skilled youngster, he didn't want to comment on his team's strategy concerning the upcoming draft.



25-6-2006 Marek Svatos frustrated
Colorado Avalanche right wing Marek Svatos feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a core player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of Slovakia, Marek Svatos was originally drafted to the NHL by the Colorado Avalanche in the 7th round of the 2001 entry draft. He has appeared in 65 NHL games during his career, notching 34 goals and adding 18 assists along with 60 penalty minutes. The 24 year old right wing is getting ready for the upcoming season.


24-6-2006 Jordan Leopold frustrated
Colorado Avalanche defenseman Jordan Leopold feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a regular player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of USA, Jordan Leopold was originally drafted to the NHL by the Calgary Flames in the 2nd round of the 1999 entry draft. He has appeared in 214 NHL games during his career, notching 15 goals and adding 52 assists along with 104 penalty minutes. The 25 year old defenseman is eagerly waiting to hit the ice once the season starts.


23-6-2006 Ben Guite frustrated
Colorado Avalanche center Ben Guite feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a regular player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of Canada, Ben Guite was originally drafted to the NHL by the Montreal Canadiens in the 7th round of the 1997 entry draft. He has appeared in 1 NHL games during his career, notching 0 goals and adding 0 assists along with 0 penalty minutes. The 27 year old center is looking forward for the start of the season.


24-6-2006 Options to be confirmed tomorrow
The following players' contract options need to be confirmed tomorrow:


30-6-2006 Training camp preview
Colorado Avalanche will arrange the annual training camp starting on September 14th. Players reporting to the training camp with either Colorado Avalanche and Lake Erie Monsters:
- Andrew Brunette L
- Michael Vernace D
- Joe Sakic C
- Milan Hejduk R
- Scott Parker R
- Ian Laperriere C
- José Theodore G
- Patrice Brisebois D
- Kris Mayotte G
- Karlis Skrastins D
- Ossi Väänänen D
- Pierre Turgeon C
- Ken Klee D
- Brett Clark D
- John-Michael Liles D
- Jeff Finger D
- Brett McLean C
- Mark Rycroft R
- Antti Laaksonen L
- Jordan Leopold D
- Matt Murley L
- Peter Budaj G
- Michael Wall G
- Ryan Steeves C
- Paul Stastny C
- Ben Guite C
- Cody McCormick C
- Kurt Sauer D
- Marek Svatos R
- Johnny Boychuk D
- Tyler Arnason C
- Dan DaSilva R
- Mitch Love D
- Tyler Weiman G
- Brad Richardson C
- David Svagrovsky R
- Wojtek Wolski L
- Darryl Yacboski D

Players reporting out of shape:
- Joe Sakic C
- Pierre Turgeon C
- Brett Clark D
- Mark Rycroft R
- Michael Wall G
- Mitch Love D
- Wojtek Wolski L

Players reporting in good shape:
- Scott Parker R
- José Theodore G
- Kris Mayotte G
- Ossi Väänänen D
- Ken Klee D
- John-Michael Liles D
- Jeff Finger D
- Paul Stastny C
- Cody McCormick C
- Marek Svatos R
- David Svagrovsky R


28-6-2006 Ossi Väänänen frustrated
Colorado Avalanche defenseman Ossi Väänänen feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a regular player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of Finland, Ossi Väänänen was originally drafted to the NHL by the Phoenix Coyotes in the 2nd round of the 1998 entry draft. He has appeared in 356 NHL games during his career, notching 10 goals and adding 39 assists along with 391 penalty minutes. The 25 year old defenseman is getting ready for the upcoming season.


24-6-2006 Options to be confirmed tomorrow
The following players' contract options need to be confirmed tomorrow:


22-6-2006 Kurt Sauer frustrated
Colorado Avalanche defenseman Kurt Sauer feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a regular player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of USA, Kurt Sauer was originally drafted to the NHL by the Colorado Avalanche in the 3rd round of the 2000 entry draft. He has appeared in 186 NHL games during his career, notching 3 goals and adding 11 assists along with 149 penalty minutes. The 25 year old defenseman is expecting a good season for the team.


23-6-2006 Contracts expiring !
The following players' contracts are going to expire in one week:


23-6-2006 Contracts expiring !
The following staff members' contracts are going to expire in one week:


21-6-2006 Kris Mayotte uncertain about future
Kris Mayotte wants clarification on his future as he no longer can be considered a prospect. He wants you to clarify his status in the organization.

21-6-2006 Ossi Väänänen uncertain about future
Ossi Väänänen wants clarification on his future as he no longer can be considered a prospect. He wants you to clarify his status in the organization.

21-6-2006 Vitaly Kolesnik uncertain about future
Vitaly Kolesnik wants clarification on his future as he no longer can be considered a prospect. He wants you to clarify his status in the organization.

21-6-2006 John-Michael Liles uncertain about future
John-Michael Liles wants clarification on his future as he no longer can be considered a prospect. He wants you to clarify his status in the organization.

21-6-2006 Jeff Finger uncertain about future
Jeff Finger wants clarification on his future as he no longer can be considered a prospect. He wants you to clarify his status in the organization.

21-6-2006 Brett McLean uncertain about future
Brett McLean wants clarification on his future as he no longer can be considered a prospect. He wants you to clarify his status in the organization.

21-6-2006 Mark Rycroft uncertain about future
Mark Rycroft wants clarification on his future as he no longer can be considered a prospect. He wants you to clarify his status in the organization.

21-6-2006 Jordan Leopold uncertain about future
Jordan Leopold wants clarification on his future as he no longer can be considered a prospect. He wants you to clarify his status in the organization.

21-6-2006 Matt Murley uncertain about future
Matt Murley wants clarification on his future as he no longer can be considered a prospect. He wants you to clarify his status in the organization.

21-6-2006 Peter Budaj uncertain about future
Peter Budaj wants clarification on his future as he no longer can be considered a prospect. He wants you to clarify his status in the organization.

21-6-2006 Ryan Steeves uncertain about future
Ryan Steeves wants clarification on his future as he no longer can be considered a prospect. He wants you to clarify his status in the organization.

21-6-2006 Ben Guite uncertain about future
Ben Guite wants clarification on his future as he no longer can be considered a prospect. He wants you to clarify his status in the organization.

21-6-2006 Riku Hahl uncertain about future
Riku Hahl wants clarification on his future as he no longer can be considered a prospect. He wants you to clarify his status in the organization.

21-6-2006 Cody McCormick uncertain about future
Cody McCormick wants clarification on his future as he no longer can be considered a prospect. He wants you to clarify his status in the organization.

21-6-2006 Kurt Sauer uncertain about future
Kurt Sauer wants clarification on his future as he no longer can be considered a prospect. He wants you to clarify his status in the organization.

21-6-2006 Marek Svatos uncertain about future
Marek Svatos wants clarification on his future as he no longer can be considered a prospect. He wants you to clarify his status in the organization.

21-6-2006 Tyler Arnason uncertain about future
Tyler Arnason wants clarification on his future as he no longer can be considered a prospect. He wants you to clarify his status in the organization.

21-6-2001 Colorado Avalanche trade rumoured
Colorado Avalanche are rumoured to be planning a trade sending center Brett McLean and COL 3rd round pick in 2003 draft to Anaheim Ducks for right wing Corey Perry

Rumours from various sources around the league say that the Colorado Avalanche are looking for a 1st line right wing and that Corey Perry would be a good fit there.


Eastside Hockey Manager