14-4-2009 Linus Videll injured.
Linus Videll of Hershey Bears suffered injury during tonights minorleague game against the Manitoba Moose. He is expected to be sidelined for a couple of days . It's nothing big, I'll be back soon, ready to strike back, he said in a TV interview.

12-4-2009 Team captain meets with Milan Hejduk
Following the team's recent 5-1 loss at Vancouver Canucks on 11-4-2009, Colorado Avalanche captain Joe Sakic and Milan Hejduk 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

12-4-2009 Team captain meets with Cody McCormick
Following the team's recent 5-1 loss at Vancouver Canucks on 11-4-2009, Colorado Avalanche captain Joe Sakic and Cody McCormick 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

12-4-2009 Brad Richardson frustrated
Colorado Avalanche right wing Brad Richardson 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, Brad Richardson was originally drafted to the NHL by the Colorado Avalanche in the 5th round of the 2003 entry draft. He has appeared in 41 NHL games during his career, notching 3 goals and adding 10 assists along with 12 penalty minutes. The 24 year old right wing has not yet played for the Colorado Avalanche this season. He has played 51 games with the Hershey Bears this season, totalling 15+11=26 with 24 PIM.


11-4-2009 Denis Parshin frustrated
Colorado Avalanche center Denis Parshin 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 Russia, Denis Parshin was originally drafted to the NHL by the Colorado Avalanche in the 3rd round of the 2004 entry draft. He has not yet played at NHL level. The 23 year old center has not yet played for the Colorado Avalanche this season. He has played 75 games with the Hershey Bears this season, totalling 24+39=63 with 16 PIM.


10-4-2009 Ladislav Nagy reaches a milestone !
Ladislav Nagy scored the 200th goal of his career in tonight's game against the Toronto Maple Leafs on a feed by John-Michael Liles. Yes I'm happy, who wouldn't be, he said before boarding the teams chartered jet.

A native of Slovakia, Ladislav Nagy was originally drafted to the NHL by the St. Louis Blues in the 7th round of the 1997 entry draft. He has appeared in 547 NHL games during his career, notching 200 goals and adding 302 assists along with 530 penalty minutes. The 29 year old center has played 66 games with the Colorado Avalanche this season, totalling 33+50=83 with 108 PIM.


9-4-2009 Weekly team report
Who's hot

No-one is especially hot at the moment.

Who's cold

Joe Sakic has lost his sights and is now 7 games without a goal. Ian Laperriere has lost his sights and is now 22 games without a goal. Jose Theodore has been chilly and allowed 8 goals in 2 games. Patrice Brisebois has played 18 games without a goal. Ladislav Nagy has lost his sights and is now 5 games without a goal. Jordan Leopold is sliding on a 15 game streak without registering a single point. Peter Budaj hasn't got a chance to start in the last five games. Cody McCormick is sliding on a 16 game streak without registering a single point. Marek Svatos has lost his sights and is now 7 games without a goal. Brooks Laich has been a healthy scratch in his last five games. Wojtek Wolski has lost his sights and is now 5 games without a goal. Blair Yaworski has been a healthy scratch in his last five games.

Trainer's room

No injuries at the moment.



5-4-2009 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 25 year old defenseman has not yet played for the Colorado Avalanche this season. He has played 56 games with the Hershey Bears this season, totalling 3+5=8 with 18 PIM.


4-4-2009 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 25 year old right wing has not yet played for the Colorado Avalanche this season. He has played 72 games with the Hershey Bears this season, totalling 13+11=24 with 50 PIM.


3-4-2009 Team captain meets with Patrice Brisebois
Following the team's recent 4-0 loss at Ottawa Senators on 2-4-2009, Colorado Avalanche captain Joe Sakic and Patrice Brisebois 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

2-4-2009 Weekly team report
Who's hot

Milan Hejduk is looking good with 5 points in 4 games last week. John-Michael Liles is looking steady with 3 points in 4 games last week. Ladislav Nagy is looking good with 5 points in 4 games last week. Wojtek Wolski is looking steady with 3 points in 4 games last week.

Who's cold

Mike Leclerc has lost his sights and is now 35 games without a goal. Joe Sakic has lost his sights and is now 5 games without a goal. Ian Laperriere has lost his sights and is now 20 games without a goal. Patrice Brisebois has played 16 games without a goal. Peter Budaj hasn't got a chance to start in the last five games. Paul Stastny is looking out of place on the ice despite notching 2 points last week. Cody McCormick is down on his game pulling a 14 game streak without registering a single point. Marek Svatos has lost his sights and is now 5 games without a goal. Brooks Laich has been a healthy scratch in his last five games. Blair Yaworski has been a healthy scratch in his last five games.

Trainer's room

No injuries at the moment.



1-4-2009 Team captain meets with Cody McCormick
Following the team's recent 5-4 OT loss at Montreal Canadiens on 31-3-2009, Colorado Avalanche captain Joe Sakic and Cody McCormick 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

31-3-2009 Brad Richardson frustrated
Colorado Avalanche right wing Brad Richardson 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, Brad Richardson was originally drafted to the NHL by the Colorado Avalanche in the 5th round of the 2003 entry draft. He has appeared in 41 NHL games during his career, notching 3 goals and adding 10 assists along with 12 penalty minutes. The 24 year old right wing has not yet played for the Colorado Avalanche this season. He has played 46 games with the Hershey Bears this season, totalling 15+11=26 with 14 PIM.


31-3-2009 Ladislav Nagy reaches a milestone !
Ladislav Nagy scored the 500th point of his career in tonight's game against the Montreal Canadiens on a goal by Paul Stastny. I just want to thank this great organization for presenting me with the opportunity to play in the NHL, was the comment released to the press after the game..

A native of Slovakia, Ladislav Nagy was originally drafted to the NHL by the St. Louis Blues in the 7th round of the 1997 entry draft. He has appeared in 543 NHL games during his career, notching 199 goals and adding 301 assists along with 522 penalty minutes. The 29 year old center has played 62 games with the Colorado Avalanche this season, totalling 32+49=81 with 100 PIM.


30-3-2009 Michael Wall frustrated
Colorado Avalanche goaltender Michael Wall 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, Michael Wall, was originally signed as a free agent to the NHL. He has not yet played at NHL level. The 23 year old goaltender has not yet played for the Colorado Avalanche this season. He has played 74 games with the Hershey Bears this season, totalling 0+3=3 with 0 PIM.


29-3-2009 Ladislav Nagy reaches a milestone !
Ladislav Nagy notched the 300th assist of his career in tonight's game against the Minnesota Wild on a goal by Milan Hejduk. The pass just found the right guy, what more can I say, he read from a prepared speech..

A native of Slovakia, Ladislav Nagy was originally drafted to the NHL by the St. Louis Blues in the 7th round of the 1997 entry draft. He has appeared in 542 NHL games during his career, notching 199 goals and adding 300 assists along with 522 penalty minutes. The 29 year old center has played 61 games with the Colorado Avalanche this season, totalling 32+48=80 with 100 PIM.


27-3-2009 Gabe Gauthier resumes full training.
Hershey Bears right wing Gabe Gauthier has resumed full training after his injury.

26-3-2009 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 25 year old defenseman has not yet played for the Colorado Avalanche this season. He has played 51 games with the Hershey Bears this season, totalling 3+5=8 with 16 PIM.


26-3-2009 Weekly team report
Who's hot

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. Ladislav Nagy is looking steady with 4 points in 4 games last week. Marek Svatos is looking steady with 4 points in 4 games last week. Wojtek Wolski is looking steady with 4 points in 4 games last week.

Who's cold

Mike Leclerc is down on his game pulling a 11 game streak without registering a single point. Ian Laperriere is down on his game pulling a 11 game streak without registering a single point. Jose Theodore has been chilly and allowed 14 goals in 3 games. Patrice Brisebois has played 12 games without a goal. John-Michael Liles has played 11 games without a goal. Paul Stastny has lost his sights and is now 6 games without a goal. Cody McCormick is down on his game pulling a 10 game streak without registering a single point. Brooks Laich has been a healthy scratch in his last five games. Blair Yaworski has been a healthy scratch in his last five games. Chris Stewart has lost his sights and is now 9 games without a goal.

Trainer's room

No injuries at the moment.



26-3-2009 Gabe Gauthier injured.
Gabe Gauthier of Hershey Bears suffered injury during tonights minorleague game against the Manitoba Moose. 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 as medics fastened him onto the stretcher.

22-3-2009 Nigel Williams reaches career high !
Nigel Williams marked a new career high in goals with 9 tallies after scoring in tonights game against Florida Panthers on a feed by Patrice Brisebois. This is an unbeliveable feeling, i don't know what else to say, he declared after viewing the replay of the goal.

A native of USA, Nigel Williams was originally drafted to the NHL by the Colorado Avalanche in the 2nd round of the 2006 entry draft. He has appeared in 151 NHL games during his career, notching 17 goals and adding 54 assists along with 90 penalty minutes. The 20 year old defenseman has played 69 games with the Colorado Avalanche this season, totalling 9+23=32 with 34 PIM.


20-3-2009 Wojtek Wolski frustrated
Colorado Avalanche left wing Wojtek Wolski 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, 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 241 NHL games during his career, notching 97 goals and adding 122 assists along with 194 penalty minutes. The 23 year old left wing has played 68 games with the Colorado Avalanche this season, totalling 27+30=57 with 56 PIM.


19-3-2009 Player of the week: Ladislav Nagy (C)
NHL has awarded Ladislav Nagy (C) of Colorado Avalanche as Player Of The Week He registered 4 goals and 6 assists for 10 points in 4 games last week. He also had 1 game winning goal.

A native of Slovakia, Ladislav Nagy was originally drafted to the NHL by the St. Louis Blues in the 7th round of the 1997 entry draft. He has appeared in 537 NHL games during his career, notching 196 goals and adding 295 assists along with 516 penalty minutes. The 29 year old center has played 56 games with the Colorado Avalanche this season, totalling 29+43=72 with 94 PIM.


19-3-2009 Weekly team report
Who's hot

Joe Sakic is looking good with a 4 game point scoring streak with 2 game goalstreak. Milan Hejduk is looking good with a 4 game point scoring streak with 3 game goalstreak. Patrice Brisebois is looking good with 6 points in 4 games last week. Ladislav Nagy is looking good with a 4 game point scoring streak with 2 game goalstreak. Paul Stastny is looking steady with 4 points in 4 games last week. Marek Svatos is looking steady with 4 points in 4 games last week. Wojtek Wolski is looking good with a 4 game point scoring streak with 1 game goalstreak.

Who's cold

Mike Leclerc has lost his sights and is now 27 games without a goal. Ian Laperriere has lost his sights and is now 12 games without a goal. Jose Theodore hasn't got a chance to start in the last five games. Peter Budaj has been chilly and allowed 18 goals in 4 games. Cody McCormick has lost his sights and is now 6 games without a goal. Brooks Laich has been a healthy scratch in his last five games. Blair Yaworski has been a healthy scratch in his last five games. Chris Stewart has lost his sights and is now 5 games without a goal.

Trainer's room

No injuries at the moment.



19-3-2009 Milan Hejduk reaches a milestone !
Milan Hejduk scored the 700th point of his career in tonight's game against the Calgary Flames on a feed by Patrice Brisebois. 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 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 775 NHL games during his career, notching 321 goals and adding 379 assists along with 335 penalty minutes. The 33 year old right wing has played 67 games with the Colorado Avalanche this season, totalling 28+31=59 with 48 PIM.


16-3-2009 Johnny Boychuk resumes full training.
Albany River Rats defenseman Johnny Boychuk has resumed full training after his injury.

14-3-2009 Cody McCormick frustrated
Colorado Avalanche right wing 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 236 NHL games during his career, notching 26 goals and adding 27 assists along with 189 penalty minutes. The 25 year old right wing has played 65 games with the Colorado Avalanche this season, totalling 10+7=17 with 28 PIM.


13-3-2009 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 25 year old defenseman has not yet played for the Colorado Avalanche this season. He has played 48 games with the Albany River Rats this season, totalling 3+5=8 with 14 PIM.


12-3-2009 Kevin Porter uncertain about future
Kevin Porter wants clarification on his future as he no longer can be considered a prospect. He wants you to clarify his status in the organization.

12-3-2009 Weekly team report
Who's hot

Marek Svatos is looking steady with 3 points in 3 games last week.

Who's cold

Mike Leclerc has lost his sights and is now 23 games without a goal. Milan Hejduk has lost his sights and is now 5 games without a goal. Ian Laperriere has lost his sights and is now 8 games without a goal. Jose Theodore hasn't got a chance to start in the last five games. Paul Stastny has lost his sights and is now 5 games without a goal. Brooks Laich has been a healthy scratch in his last five games. Blair Yaworski has been a healthy scratch in his last five games.

Trainer's room

No injuries at the moment.



11-3-2009 Johnny Boychuk resumes light training.
Albany River Rats defenseman Johnny Boychuk has resumed light training after his injury and is listed day to day.

5-3-2009 Weekly team report
Who's hot

Joe Sakic is looking good with a 4 game point scoring streak with 4 game goalstreak. Milan Hejduk is looking good with 3 points in 2 games last week. Jonathan Blum is looking good with 3 points in 2 games last week. Ladislav Nagy is looking good with 4 points in 2 games last week. Wojtek Wolski is looking good with a 3 game point scoring streak with 3 game goalstreak.

Who's cold

Mike Leclerc has lost his sights and is now 20 games without a goal. Ian Laperriere 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. Cody McCormick has lost his sights and is now 5 games without a goal. Brooks Laich has been a healthy scratch in his last five games. Blair Yaworski has been a healthy scratch in his last five games.

Trainer's room

No injuries at the moment.



3-3-2009 Denis Parshin frustrated
Colorado Avalanche center Denis Parshin 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 Russia, Denis Parshin was originally drafted to the NHL by the Colorado Avalanche in the 3rd round of the 2004 entry draft. He has not yet played at NHL level. 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 19+22=41 with 6 PIM.


2-3-2009 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 580 NHL games during his career, notching 14 goals and adding 91 assists along with 535 penalty minutes. The 28 year old defenseman has played 60 games with the Colorado Avalanche this season, totalling 0+3=3 with 18 PIM.


26-2-2009 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 384 NHL games during his career, notching 47 goals and adding 159 assists along with 258 penalty minutes. The 28 year old defenseman has played 59 games with the Colorado Avalanche this season, totalling 6+20=26 with 74 PIM.


26-2-2009 Weekly team report
Who's hot

Joe Sakic is looking good with 6 points in 4 games last week. Milan Hejduk is looking steady with 3 points in 4 games last week. Brett Sonne is looking steady with 3 points in 4 games last week. Ian Laperriere is looking steady with 3 points in 4 games last week. Mike Ricci is looking steady with 4 points in 4 games last week. Ladislav Nagy is looking steady with 4 points in 4 games last week. Paul Stastny is looking steady with 4 points in 4 games last week. Marek Svatos is looking good with a 3 game point scoring streak with 1 game goalstreak. Nigel Williams is looking steady with 4 points in 4 games last week.

Who's cold

Mike Leclerc has lost his sights and is now 18 games without a goal. Jose Theodore hasn't got a chance to start in the last five games. Jonathan Blum has played 11 games without a goal. Brooks Laich has been a healthy scratch in his last five games. Blair Yaworski has been a healthy scratch in his last five games.

Trainer's room

No injuries at the moment.



26-2-2009 Brad Richardson resumes full training.
Albany River Rats right wing Brad Richardson has resumed full training after his injury.

24-2-2009 Wojtek Wolski uncertain about future
Wojtek Wolski wants clarification on his future as he no longer can be considered a prospect. He wants you to clarify his status in the organization.

24-2-2009 Chris Stewart reaches career high !
Chris Stewart marked a new career high in goals with 10 tallies after scoring in tonights game against Calgary Flames on a feed by Ossi Vaananen. It's always nice score but this was one special goal for me, the happy player commented.

A native of Canada, Chris Stewart was originally drafted to the NHL by the Colorado Avalanche in the 1st round of the 2006 entry draft. He has appeared in 139 NHL games during his career, notching 19 goals and adding 16 assists along with 202 penalty minutes. The 21 year old right wing has played 57 games with the Colorado Avalanche this season, totalling 10+9=19 with 93 PIM.


23-2-2009 Denis Parshin resumes full training.
Albany River Rats center Denis Parshin has resumed full training after his injury.

22-2-2009 Team captain meets with Brett Sonne
Following the team's recent 1-1 tie against Calgary Flames on 22-2-2009, Colorado Avalanche captain Joe Sakic and Brett Sonne 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

22-2-2009 Denis Parshin injured.
Denis Parshin of Albany River Rats suffered injury during tonights minorleague game against the Omaha Knights. 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, he commented from the trainers bench.

21-2-2009 Brad Richardson resumes light training.
Albany River Rats right wing Brad Richardson has resumed light training after his injury and is listed day to day.

20-2-2009 Joe Sakic reaches a milestone !
Joe Sakic scored the 1700th point of his career in tonight's game against the Minnesota Wild on a feed by Nigel Williams. That's one for the books, the happy player commented.

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 1456 NHL games during his career, notching 663 goals and adding 1037 assists along with 676 penalty minutes. The 39 year old center has played 55 games with the Colorado Avalanche this season, totalling 14+29=43 with 36 PIM.


19-2-2009 Michael Wall frustrated
Colorado Avalanche goaltender Michael Wall 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, Michael Wall, was originally signed as a free agent to the NHL. He has not yet played at NHL level. The 23 year old goaltender has not yet played for the Colorado Avalanche this season. He has played 55 games with the Albany River Rats this season, totalling 0+2=2 with 0 PIM.


19-2-2009 Weekly team report
Who's hot

Milan Hejduk is looking steady with 3 points in 3 games last week. Brett Sonne is looking good with a 4 game point scoring streak with 3 game goalstreak. Patrice Brisebois is looking steady with 3 points in 3 games last week. Jordan Leopold is looking steady with 3 points in 3 games last week. Paul Stastny is looking good with a 3 game point scoring streak with 1 game goalstreak.

Who's cold

Mike Leclerc has lost his sights and is now 14 games without a goal. Ian Laperriere has lost his sights and is now 28 games without a goal. Cody McCormick has lost his sights and is now 7 games without a goal. Brooks Laich has been a healthy scratch in his last five games. Blair Yaworski has been a healthy scratch in his last five games.

Trainer's room

No injuries at the moment.



19-2-2009 Ryan Steeves resumes full training.
Albany River Rats center Ryan Steeves has resumed full training after his injury.

17-2-2009 Brad Richardson frustrated
Colorado Avalanche right wing Brad Richardson 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, Brad Richardson was originally drafted to the NHL by the Colorado Avalanche in the 5th round of the 2003 entry draft. He has appeared in 41 NHL games during his career, notching 3 goals and adding 10 assists along with 12 penalty minutes. The 24 year old right wing has not yet played for the Colorado Avalanche this season. He has played 40 games with the Albany River Rats this season, totalling 13+10=23 with 12 PIM.


16-2-2009 Denis Parshin frustrated
Colorado Avalanche center Denis Parshin 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 Russia, Denis Parshin was originally drafted to the NHL by the Colorado Avalanche in the 3rd round of the 2004 entry draft. He has not yet played at NHL level. The 23 year old center has not yet played for the Colorado Avalanche this season. He has played 49 games with the Albany River Rats this season, totalling 17+22=39 with 6 PIM.


14-2-2009 Ryan Steeves resumes light training.
Albany River Rats center Ryan Steeves has resumed light training after his injury and is listed day to day.

13-2-2009 Cody McCormick frustrated
Colorado Avalanche right wing 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 224 NHL games during his career, notching 24 goals and adding 26 assists along with 189 penalty minutes. The 25 year old right wing has played 53 games with the Colorado Avalanche this season, totalling 8+6=14 with 28 PIM.


13-2-2009 Chris Stewart reaches career high !
Chris Stewart marked a new career high in points with 17 after scoring in tonights game against Calgary Flames on a feed by Paul Stastny. I just want to thank this great organization for presenting me with the opportunity to play in the NHL, the player said in an interview.

A native of Canada, Chris Stewart was originally drafted to the NHL by the Colorado Avalanche in the 1st round of the 2006 entry draft. He has appeared in 134 NHL games during his career, notching 17 goals and adding 16 assists along with 194 penalty minutes. The 21 year old right wing has played 52 games with the Colorado Avalanche this season, totalling 8+9=17 with 85 PIM.


12-2-2009 Weekly team report
Who's hot

Ladislav Nagy is looking good with 4 points in 3 games last week. Marek Svatos 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

Mike Leclerc has lost his sights and is now 11 games without a goal. Milan Hejduk has lost his sights and is now 5 games without a goal. Ossi Vaananen is sliding on a 44 game streak without registering a single point. Brooks Laich has been a healthy scratch in his last five games. Blair Yaworski has been a healthy scratch in his last five games. Nigel Williams has played 10 games without a goal.

Trainer's room

Ian Laperriere remains sidelined with wrist injury.



12-2-2009 Ian Laperriere resumes full training.
Colorado Avalanche center Ian Laperriere has resumed full training after his wrist injury.

11-2-2009 Kevin Montgomery injured.
Kevin Montgomery of Dusseldorf EG has suffered wrist injury yesterday while playing a DEL league game. He is expected to be sidelined for almost a month.

10-2-2009 Johnny Boychuk injured.
Johnny Boychuk of Albany River Rats suffered injury during tonights minorleague game against the Houston Aeros. He is expected to be sidelined for more than a month . We have to play as a team in my absence. We're not playing the system right now and we're only playing 40 minutes of hockey every night, while the other team is playing 60. That's not good enough. I hope we get it in gear by the time I return, was his comment to the press after leaving the game.

10-2-2009 Ian Laperriere injured.
Ian Laperriere (COL) suffered wrist injury during the game in an incident with Mikko Koivu (MIN). 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, he said in a TV interview.

9-2-2009 Peter Tsimikalis resumes full training.
Albany River Rats center Peter Tsimikalis has resumed full training after his injury.

8-2-2009 Team captain meets with Jose Theodore
Following the team's recent 1-6 loss against Edmonton Oilers on 7-2-2009, Colorado Avalanche captain Joe Sakic and Jose Theodore 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

8-2-2009 Team captain meets with Ossi Vaananen
Team captain Joe Sakic called a short meeting with Ossi Vaananen after practice today to discuss some issues that have affected his play. I guess they needed someone to take the blame..., said Ossi Vaananen as he left the ice, ...but I'll take it like a man

7-2-2009 Team captain meets with Jordan Leopold
Following the team's recent 1-6 loss against Edmonton Oilers on 7-2-2009, Colorado Avalanche captain Joe Sakic and Jordan Leopold 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

6-2-2009 Paul Stastny frustrated
Colorado Avalanche left wing Paul Stastny 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, Paul Stastny was originally drafted to the NHL by the Colorado Avalanche in the 2nd round of the 2005 entry draft. He has appeared in 214 NHL games during his career, notching 54 goals and adding 71 assists along with 142 penalty minutes. The 23 year old left wing has played 50 games with the Colorado Avalanche this season, totalling 15+20=35 with 40 PIM.


5-2-2009 Brad Richardson frustrated
Colorado Avalanche right wing Brad Richardson 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, Brad Richardson was originally drafted to the NHL by the Colorado Avalanche in the 5th round of the 2003 entry draft. He has appeared in 41 NHL games during his career, notching 3 goals and adding 10 assists along with 12 penalty minutes. The 24 year old right wing has not yet played for the Colorado Avalanche this season. He has played 40 games with the Albany River Rats this season, totalling 13+10=23 with 12 PIM.


5-2-2009 Weekly team report
Who's hot

Milan Hejduk is looking good with 3 points in 2 games last week. Mike Ricci is looking good with a 4 game point scoring streak with 1 game goalstreak. Jonathan Blum is looking good with 3 points in 2 games last week. Ladislav Nagy is looking good with 5 points in 2 games last week.

Who's cold

Mike Leclerc has lost his sights and is now 8 games without a goal. Joe Sakic has lost his sights and is now 16 games without a goal. Ian Laperriere has lost his sights and is now 22 games without a goal. Ossi Vaananen is sliding on a 41 game streak without registering a single point. Brooks Laich has been a healthy scratch in his last five games. Wojtek Wolski has lost his sights and is now 6 games without a goal. Blair Yaworski has been a healthy scratch in his last five games.

Trainer's room

No injuries at the moment.



4-2-2009 Peter Tsimikalis resumes light training.
Albany River Rats center Peter Tsimikalis has resumed light training after his injury and is listed day to day.

1-2-2009 Denis Parshin uncertain about future
Denis Parshin wants clarification on his future as he no longer can be considered a prospect. He wants you to clarify his status in the organization.

31-1-2009 Ladislav Nagy frustrated
Colorado Avalanche center Ladislav Nagy 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, Ladislav Nagy was originally drafted to the NHL by the St. Louis Blues in the 7th round of the 1997 entry draft. He has appeared in 516 NHL games during his career, notching 183 goals and adding 278 assists along with 484 penalty minutes. The 29 year old center has played 35 games with the Colorado Avalanche this season, totalling 16+26=42 with 62 PIM.


1-2-2009 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.

29-1-2009 Weekly team report
Who's hot

No-one is especially hot at the moment.

Who's cold

Mike Leclerc has lost his sights and is now 6 games without a goal. Joe Sakic has lost his sights and is now 14 games without a goal. Ian Laperriere has lost his sights and is now 20 games without a goal. Ossi Vaananen is sliding on a 39 game streak without registering a single point. Cody McCormick has lost his sights and is now 5 games without a goal. Brooks Laich has been a healthy scratch in his last five games. Blair Yaworski has been a healthy scratch in his last five games.

Trainer's room

No injuries at the moment.



28-1-2009 Team captain meets with Ian Laperriere
Following the team's recent 5-3 loss at Vancouver Canucks on 22-1-2009, Colorado Avalanche captain Joe Sakic and Ian Laperriere 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

26-1-2009 Mitch Love resumes full training.
Albany River Rats defenseman Mitch Love has resumed full training after his injury.

24-1-2009 praises Alan Kibitz
Colorado Avalanche head coach has praised young defenseman Alan Kibitz 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.

Alan Kibitz has played 32 games with Zelezarny Trinec this season, collecting 4+10=14 with 4 PIM.


22-1-2009 Weekly team report
Who's hot

Milan Hejduk is looking steady with 3 points in 4 games last week. Patrice Brisebois is looking steady with 4 points in 4 games last week. Jonathan Blum is looking steady with 3 points in 4 games last week. Paul Stastny is looking good with 5 points in 4 games last week. Wojtek Wolski is looking steady with 4 points in 4 games last week. Nigel Williams is looking steady with 3 points in 4 games last week.

Who's cold

Mike Leclerc has lost his sights and is now 6 games without a goal. Joe Sakic has lost his sights and is now 14 games without a goal. Ian Laperriere has lost his sights and is now 20 games without a goal. Ossi Vaananen is sliding on a 39 game streak without registering a single point. Peter Budaj has been chilly and allowed 17 goals in 4 games. Cody McCormick has lost his sights and is now 5 games without a goal. Brooks Laich has been a healthy scratch in his last five games. Blair Yaworski has been a healthy scratch in his last five games. Chris Stewart is looking out of place on the ice despite notching 2 points last week.

Trainer's room

No injuries at the moment.



21-1-2009 Mitch Love resumes light training.
Albany River Rats defenseman Mitch Love has resumed light training after his injury and is listed day to day.

21-1-2009 Darryl Yacboski resumes full training.
Albany River Rats defenseman Darryl Yacboski has resumed full training after his injury.

20-1-2009 Ian Laperriere reaches a milestone !
Ian Laperriere scored the 300th point of his career in tonight's game against the Vancouver Canucks on a goal by Mike Ricci. I hope this will get me in Don Cherry's good books, he said after the game..

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 955 NHL games during his career, notching 118 goals and adding 182 assists along with 1613 penalty minutes. The 35 year old center has played 45 games with the Colorado Avalanche this season, totalling 5+6=11 with 66 PIM.


20-1-2009 Darryl Yacboski injured.
Darryl Yacboski 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 may be out of the line up for the next game just as a precaution, but I don't think it's anything serious, he commented in a radio interview after the game.

19-1-2009 Team captain meets with Cody McCormick
Following the team's recent 6-2 loss at Anaheim Ducks on 19-1-2009, Colorado Avalanche captain Joe Sakic and Cody McCormick 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

18-1-2009 Colorado Avalanche players named to All-Star Game
The following players from Colorado Avalanche were named to this year's All-Star Game:
-Ladislav Nagy


17-1-2009 Greg Mauldin resumes full training.
Albany River Rats center Greg Mauldin has resumed full training after his injury.

17-1-2009 Peter Tsimikalis injured.
Peter Tsimikalis of Albany River Rats suffered knee injury during tonights minorleague game against the Portland Pirates. He is expected to be sidelined for almost a month . There's no operation necessary. It's a third-degree separation. We'll know better in a couple of days how bad it really is and go from there, he commented to the media.

17-1-2009 Brad Richardson injured.
Brad Richardson of Albany River Rats suffered injury during tonights minorleague game against the Portland Pirates. He is expected to be sidelined for more than a month . We have to play as a team in my absence. We're not playing the system right now and we're only playing 40 minutes of hockey every night, while the other team is playing 60. That's not good enough. I hope we get it in gear by the time I return, he said before being taken away for x-rays.

15-1-2009 Team captain meets with Brett Sonne
Team captain Joe Sakic called a short meeting with Brett Sonne after practice today to discuss some issues that have affected his play. I have to take the brunt of this, said Brett Sonne 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.

15-1-2009 Team captain meets with Ossi Vaananen
Following the team's recent 2-4 loss against Phoenix Coyotes on 14-1-2009, Colorado Avalanche captain Joe Sakic and Ossi Vaananen 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

15-1-2009 Ladislav Nagy frustrated
Colorado Avalanche center Ladislav Nagy 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, Ladislav Nagy was originally drafted to the NHL by the St. Louis Blues in the 7th round of the 1997 entry draft. He has appeared in 512 NHL games during his career, notching 183 goals and adding 276 assists along with 478 penalty minutes. The 29 year old center has played 31 games with the Colorado Avalanche this season, totalling 16+24=40 with 56 PIM.


15-1-2009 Weekly team report
Who's hot

Nigel Williams is looking steady with 3 points in 3 games last week.

Who's cold

Joe Sakic has lost his sights and is now 10 games without a goal. Brett Sonne is looking out of place on the ice despite notching 2 points last week. Ian Laperriere has lost his sights and is now 16 games without a goal. Jose Theodore hasn't got a chance to start in the last five games. Patrice Brisebois has played 39 games without a goal. Ossi Vaananen is sliding on a 35 game streak without registering a single point. Jonathan Blum has played 40 games without a goal. Cody McCormick is looking out of place on the ice despite notching 2 points last week. Brooks Laich has been a healthy scratch in his last five games. Blair Yaworski has been a healthy scratch in his last five games. Chris Stewart has lost his sights and is now 6 games without a goal.

Trainer's room

No injuries at the moment.



14-1-2009 Greg Mauldin injured.
Greg Mauldin of Albany River Rats suffered injury during tonights minorleague game against the San Antonio Rampage. 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 comment to the press after leaving the game.

13-1-2009 Oscar Moller resumes full training.
Albany River Rats right wing Oscar Moller has resumed full training after his injury.

12-1-2009 Mike Ricci reaches a milestone !
Mike Ricci notched the 400th assist of his career in tonight's game against the Atlanta Thrashers on a goal by Cody McCormick. I'm just happy to contribute, he commented to the media..

A native of Canada, Mike Ricci was originally drafted to the NHL by the Philadelphia Flyers in the 1st round of the 1990 entry draft. He has appeared in 1297 NHL games during his career, notching 266 goals and adding 400 assists along with 1262 penalty minutes. The 37 year old left wing has played 41 games with the Colorado Avalanche this season, totalling 5+10=15 with 72 PIM.


12-1-2009 Mitch Love injured.
Mitch Love of Albany River Rats suffered injury during tonights minorleague game against the Chicago Wolves. He is expected to be sidelined for around two weeks . This is the same injury I had as a junior. Not too serious, but it needs some time to heal, he said after the game.

11-1-2009 Ossi Vaananen resumes full training.
Colorado Avalanche defenseman Ossi Vaananen has resumed full training after his wrist injury.

10-1-2009 Peter Tsimikalis uncertain about future
Peter Tsimikalis wants clarification on his future as he no longer can be considered a prospect. He wants you to clarify his status in the organization.

10-1-2009 Ossi Vaananen injured.
Ossi Vaananen (COL) suffered wrist injury during the game in an incident with Noah Welch (FLA). 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, he quoted before being taken to the hospital for tests.

8-1-2009 Weekly team report
Who's hot

Milan Hejduk is looking steady with 4 points in 5 games last week. Brett Sonne is looking steady with 3 points in 5 games last week. Ladislav Nagy is looking steady with 5 points in 5 games last week. Paul Stastny is looking steady with 4 points in 5 games last week. Marek Svatos is looking steady with 3 points in 5 games last week. Wojtek Wolski is looking steady with 4 points in 5 games last week.

Who's cold

Joe Sakic has lost his sights and is now 7 games without a goal. Ian Laperriere has lost his sights and is now 13 games without a goal. Patrice Brisebois has played 36 games without a goal. Ossi Vaananen is sliding on a 32 game streak without registering a single point. Jonathan Blum has played 37 games without a goal. John-Michael Liles has played 16 games without a goal. Brooks Laich has been a healthy scratch in his last five games. Blair Yaworski has been a healthy scratch in his last five games. Chris Stewart is looking out of place on the ice despite notching 2 points last week. Nigel Williams has played 11 games without a goal.

Trainer's room

No injuries at the moment.



8-1-2009 Oscar Moller resumes light training.
Albany River Rats right wing Oscar Moller has resumed light training after his injury and is listed day to day.

8-1-2009 Oscar Moller injured.
Oscar Moller of Albany River Rats suffered knee injury during tonights minorleague game against the Manchester Monarch. He is expected to be sidelined for about a week . Hopefully i will return sometime next week, and help my team win, were his words after the game.

6-1-2009 Ian Keserich uncertain about future
Ian Keserich wants clarification on his future as he no longer can be considered a prospect. He wants you to clarify his status in the organization.

5-1-2009 Denis Parshin resumes full training.
Albany River Rats center Denis Parshin has resumed full training after his injury.

4-1-2009 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 24 year old right wing has not yet played for the Colorado Avalanche this season. He has played 37 games with the Albany River Rats this season, totalling 10+8=18 with 26 PIM.


4-1-2009 Johnny Boychuk resumes full training.
Albany River Rats defenseman Johnny Boychuk has resumed full training after his injury.

2-1-2009 Paul Stastny frustrated
Colorado Avalanche left wing Paul Stastny 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, Paul Stastny was originally drafted to the NHL by the Colorado Avalanche in the 2nd round of the 2005 entry draft. He has appeared in 200 NHL games during his career, notching 48 goals and adding 67 assists along with 134 penalty minutes. The 23 year old left wing has played 36 games with the Colorado Avalanche this season, totalling 9+16=25 with 32 PIM.


2-1-2009 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:

-Alan Pyc (CZE)
-Denis Dudarev (RUS)
-Lukas Flueler (SUI)
-Billy Sauer (USA)
-Michael Carman (USA)


2-1-2009 Greg Mauldin agrees on a contract.
Greg Mauldin has signed a one year deal with the Hershey Bears. Financial terms of the deal were not announced.

2-1-2009 Johnny Boychuk injured.
Johnny Boychuk of Hershey Bears suffered injury during tonights minorleague game against the Lowell Lock Monsters. 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 to the media.

1-1-2009 Ladislav Nagy frustrated
Colorado Avalanche center Ladislav Nagy 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, Ladislav Nagy was originally drafted to the NHL by the St. Louis Blues in the 7th round of the 1997 entry draft. He has appeared in 504 NHL games during his career, notching 180 goals and adding 272 assists along with 466 penalty minutes. The 29 year old center has played 23 games with the Colorado Avalanche this season, totalling 13+20=33 with 44 PIM.


1-1-2009 Weekly team report
Who's hot

Joe Sakic is looking good with 7 points in 3 games last week. Milan Hejduk is looking red hot with a 8 game point streak. Ladislav Nagy is looking red hot with a 12 game point streak. Wojtek Wolski is looking red hot with a 11 game point streak.

Who's cold

Mike Leclerc is sliding on a 17 game streak without registering a single point. Brett Sonne is looking out of place on the ice despite notching 2 points last week. Ian Laperriere has lost his sights and is now 8 games without a goal. Patrice Brisebois has played 31 games without a goal. Ossi Vaananen is sliding on a 27 game streak without registering a single point. Jonathan Blum has played 32 games without a goal. John-Michael Liles has played 11 games without a goal. Peter Budaj has been chilly and allowed 13 goals in 3 games. Paul Stastny has lost his sights and is now 8 games without a goal. Cody McCormick is looking out of place on the ice despite notching 2 points last week. Marek Svatos has lost his sights and is now 8 games without a goal. Brooks Laich has been a healthy scratch in his last five games. Blair Yaworski has been a healthy scratch in his last five games. Chris Stewart is sliding on a 17 game streak without registering a single point.

Trainer's room

No injuries at the moment.



31-12-2008 Denis Parshin resumes light training.
Hershey Bears center Denis Parshin has resumed light training after his injury and is listed day to day.

31-12-2008 Denis Parshin injured.
Denis Parshin of Hershey Bears suffered injury during tonights minorleague game against the Hartford Wolfpack. 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 commented to the press.

29-12-2008 Cody McCormick frustrated
Colorado Avalanche right wing 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 205 NHL games during his career, notching 21 goals and adding 24 assists along with 180 penalty minutes. The 25 year old right wing has played 34 games with the Colorado Avalanche this season, totalling 5+4=9 with 19 PIM.


29-12-2008 Ryan Steeves injured.
Ryan Steeves of Hershey Bears suffered injury during tonights minorleague game against the Worcester Icecats. He is expected to be sidelined for a couple of months . We have to play as a team in my absence. We're not playing the system right now and we're only playing 40 minutes of hockey every night, while the other team is playing 60. That's not good enough. I hope we get it in gear by the time I return, he said from the locker room after being helped off the ice.

27-12-2008 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 553 NHL games during his career, notching 14 goals and adding 89 assists along with 529 penalty minutes. The 28 year old defenseman has played 33 games with the Colorado Avalanche this season, totalling 0+1=1 with 12 PIM.


27-12-2008 Michael Wall frustrated
Colorado Avalanche goaltender Michael Wall 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, Michael Wall, was originally signed as a free agent to the NHL. He has not yet played at NHL level. The 23 year old goaltender has not yet played for the Colorado Avalanche this season. He has played 33 games with the Hershey Bears this season, totalling 0+2=2 with 0 PIM.


27-12-2008 Paul Stastny uncertain about future
Paul Stastny wants clarification on his future as he no longer can be considered a prospect. He wants you to clarify his status in the organization.

25-12-2008 Weekly team report
Who's hot

Milan Hejduk is looking good with 4 points in 3 games last week. Ladislav Nagy is looking red hot with a 9 game point streak. Wojtek Wolski is looking red hot with a 8 game point streak.

Who's cold

Mike Leclerc is down on his game pulling a 14 game streak without registering a single point. Ian Laperriere has lost his sights and is now 5 games without a goal. Patrice Brisebois has played 28 games without a goal. Ossi Vaananen is sliding on a 24 game streak without registering a single point. Jonathan Blum has played 29 games without a goal. Paul Stastny has lost his sights and is now 5 games without a goal. Marek Svatos has lost his sights and is now 5 games without a goal. Brooks Laich has been a healthy scratch in his last five games. Blair Yaworski has been a healthy scratch in his last five games. Chris Stewart is down on his game pulling a 14 game streak without registering a single point.

Trainer's room

No injuries at the moment.



24-12-2008 Peter Tsimikalis resumes full training.
Hershey Bears center Peter Tsimikalis has resumed full training after his injury.

22-12-2008 Maxim Sheviev agrees on a contract.
Maxim Sheviev has signed a one year deal with the Hershey Bears. Financial terms of the deal were not announced.

21-12-2008 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.

21-12-2008 Team captain meets with Ossi Vaananen
Team captain Joe Sakic called a short meeting with Ossi Vaananen after practice today to discuss some issues that have affected his play. I have to take the brunt of this, said Ossi Vaananen 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.

20-12-2008 Cody McCormick frustrated
Colorado Avalanche right wing 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 201 NHL games during his career, notching 18 goals and adding 24 assists along with 171 penalty minutes. The 25 year old right wing has played 30 games with the Colorado Avalanche this season, totalling 2+4=6 with 10 PIM.


20-12-2008 Peter Tsimikalis injured.
Peter Tsimikalis of Hershey Bears suffered knee injury during tonights minorleague game against the St. Johns Maple Leafs. He is expected to be sidelined for a couple of days . It's nothing big, I'll be back soon, ready to strike back, he said from the locker room after being helped off the ice.

18-12-2008 Team captain meets with Cody McCormick
Team captain Joe Sakic called a short meeting with Cody McCormick after practice today to discuss some issues that have affected his play. I have to take the brunt of this, said Cody McCormick 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.

18-12-2008 Weekly team report
Who's hot

Joe Sakic is looking good with 4 points in 3 games last week. Milan Hejduk is looking good with 5 points in 3 games last week. Ladislav Nagy is looking red hot with a 6 game point streak. Wojtek Wolski is looking good with a 5 game point scoring streak with 1 game goalstreak.

Who's cold

Mike Leclerc is down on his game pulling a 11 game streak without registering a single point. Jose Theodore hasn't got a chance to start in the last five games. Patrice Brisebois has played 25 games without a goal. Ossi Vaananen is sliding on a 21 game streak without registering a single point. Jonathan Blum has played 26 games without a goal. Cody McCormick is looking out of place on the ice despite notching 2 points last week. Marek Svatos is looking out of place on the ice despite notching 2 points last week. Brooks Laich has been a healthy scratch in his last five games. Blair Yaworski has been a healthy scratch in his last five games. Chris Stewart is down on his game pulling a 11 game streak without registering a single point.

Trainer's room

No injuries at the moment.



16-12-2008 John-Michael Liles injured.
John-Michael Liles (COL) suffered leg injury during the game in an incident with Alexander Svitov (CBS). He is expected to be sidelined for a couple of days. Hockey is a physical game, it's not like we're playing chess out there, he commented in a radio interview after the game.

15-12-2008 Brad Richardson resumes full training.
Hershey Bears right wing Brad Richardson has resumed full training after his injury.

15-12-2008 Nick Palmieri resumes full training.
Hershey Bears left wing Nick Palmieri has resumed full training after his injury.

13-12-2008 Marek Svatos reaches a milestone !
Marek Svatos scored the 100th goal of his career in tonight's game against the Calgary Flames on a feed by Cody McCormick. I'm just happy to be playing the game, were his words 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 255 NHL games during his career, notching 100 goals and adding 96 assists along with 310 penalty minutes. The 26 year old right wing has played 26 games with the Colorado Avalanche this season, totalling 10+11=21 with 54 PIM.


13-12-2008 Nick Palmieri injured.
Nick Palmieri of Hershey Bears suffered injury during tonights minorleague game against the Saint John Flames. He is expected to be sidelined for a couple of days . Nothing serious, but I do remember who hit me and caused the injury, he commented to the press.

11-12-2008 Weekly team report
Who's hot

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

Who's cold

Mike Leclerc has lost his sights and is now 18 games without a goal. Patrice Brisebois has played 22 games without a goal. Ossi Vaananen is sliding on a 18 game streak without registering a single point. Paul Stastny is looking out of place on the ice despite notching 2 points last week. Cody McCormick has lost his sights and is now 14 games without a goal. Chris Stewart has lost his sights and is now 9 games without a goal. Nigel Williams has played 15 games without a goal.

Trainer's room

No injuries at the moment.



11-12-2008 Linus Videll resumes full training.
Hershey Bears left wing Linus Videll has resumed full training after his injury.

11-12-2008 Brad Richardson injured.
Brad Richardson of Hershey Bears suffered knee injury during tonights minorleague game against the Hamilton Bulldogs. He is expected to be sidelined for a couple of days . This will just build character, sitting out a few days I mean, he commented to the press.

10-12-2008 Landon Bathe resumes full training.
Hershey Bears left wing Landon Bathe has resumed full training after his injury.

6-12-2008 Linus Videll resumes light training.
Hershey Bears left wing Linus Videll has resumed light training after his injury and is listed day to day.

5-12-2008 Landon Bathe resumes light training.
Hershey Bears left wing Landon Bathe has resumed light training after his injury and is listed day to day.

5-12-2008 Nick Palmieri resumes full training.
Hershey Bears left wing Nick Palmieri has resumed full training after his injury.

4-12-2008 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 24 year old defenseman has not yet played for the Colorado Avalanche this season. He has played 23 games with the Hershey Bears this season, totalling 1+3=4 with 10 PIM.


4-12-2008 Weekly team report
Who's hot

No-one is especially hot at the moment.

Who's cold

Mike Leclerc has lost his sights and is now 15 games without a goal. Ian Laperriere has lost his sights and is now 7 games without a goal. Patrice Brisebois has played 19 games without a goal. Ossi Vaananen is sliding on a 15 game streak without registering a single point. Jonathan Blum has played 20 games without a goal. John-Michael Liles has played 10 games without a goal. Ladislav Nagy has been a healthy scratch in his last five games. Cody McCormick has lost his sights and is now 11 games without a goal. Chris Stewart has lost his sights and is now 6 games without a goal. Nigel Williams has played 12 games without a goal.

Trainer's room

No injuries at the moment.



2-12-2008 Team captain meets with Mike Ricci
Following the team's recent 3-4 OT loss against Boston Bruins on 26-11-2008, Colorado Avalanche captain Joe Sakic and Mike Ricci 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

30-11-2008 Nick Palmieri resumes light training.
Hershey Bears left wing Nick Palmieri has resumed light training after his injury and is listed day to day.

27-11-2008 Team captain meets with Patrice Brisebois
Following the team's recent 3-4 OT loss against Boston Bruins on 26-11-2008, Colorado Avalanche captain Joe Sakic and Patrice Brisebois 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

27-11-2008 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 24 year old defenseman has not yet played for the Colorado Avalanche this season. He has played 23 games with the Hershey Bears this season, totalling 1+3=4 with 10 PIM.


27-11-2008 Weekly team report
Who's hot

Joe Sakic is looking steady with 3 points in 3 games last week.

Who's cold

Mike Leclerc has lost his sights and is now 15 games without a goal. Ian Laperriere has lost his sights and is now 7 games without a goal. Jose Theodore has been chilly and allowed 12 goals in 3 games. Patrice Brisebois has played 19 games without a goal. Ossi Vaananen is sliding on a 15 game streak without registering a single point. Jonathan Blum has played 20 games without a goal. John-Michael Liles has played 10 games without a goal. Ladislav Nagy has been a healthy scratch in his last five games. Paul Stastny is looking out of place on the ice despite notching 2 points last week. Cody McCormick has lost his sights and is now 11 games without a goal. Chris Stewart has lost his sights and is now 6 games without a goal. Nigel Williams has played 12 games without a goal.

Trainer's room

No injuries at the moment.



26-11-2008 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 348 NHL games during his career, notching 42 goals and adding 145 assists along with 214 penalty minutes. The 28 year old defenseman has played 23 games with the Colorado Avalanche this season, totalling 1+6=7 with 30 PIM.


26-11-2008 Milan Hejduk reaches a milestone !
Milan Hejduk scored the 300th goal of his career in tonight's game against the Boston Bruins on a feed by Wojtek Wolski. Yes I'm happy, who wouldn't be, were his words after the game.

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 730 NHL games during his career, notching 300 goals and adding 354 assists along with 297 penalty minutes. The 32 year old right wing has played 22 games with the Colorado Avalanche this season, totalling 7+6=13 with 10 PIM.


23-11-2008 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 24 year old defenseman has not yet played for the Colorado Avalanche this season. He has played 21 games with the Hershey Bears this season, totalling 0+2=2 with 10 PIM.


21-11-2008 Team captain meets with John-Michael Liles
Following the team's recent 1-3 loss against Nashville Predators on 21-11-2008, Colorado Avalanche captain Joe Sakic and John-Michael Liles 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

21-11-2008 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 24 year old right wing has not yet played for the Colorado Avalanche this season. He has played 21 games with the Hershey Bears this season, totalling 4+4=8 with 24 PIM.


20-11-2008 Team captain meets with Milan Hejduk
Following the team's recent 1-2 OT loss against Chicago Blackhawks on 19-11-2008, Colorado Avalanche captain Joe Sakic and Milan Hejduk 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

20-11-2008 Weekly team report
Who's hot

Joe Sakic is looking good with a 4 game point scoring streak with 1 game goalstreak.

Who's cold

Mike Leclerc has lost his sights and is now 12 games without a goal. Patrice Brisebois has played 16 games without a goal. Jonathan Blum has played 17 games without a goal. Ladislav Nagy has been a healthy scratch in his last five games. Peter Budaj hasn't got a chance to start in the last five games. Paul Stastny has lost his sights and is now 5 games without a goal. Cody McCormick has lost his sights and is now 8 games without a goal. Marek Svatos has lost his sights and is now 5 games without a goal.

Trainer's room

No injuries at the moment.



18-11-2008 Team captain meets with Ossi Vaananen
Following the team's recent 5-1 loss at Edmonton Oilers on 15-11-2008, 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

18-11-2008 Cody McCormick frustrated
Colorado Avalanche right wing 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 190 NHL games during his career, notching 17 goals and adding 23 assists along with 171 penalty minutes. The 25 year old right wing has played 19 games with the Colorado Avalanche this season, totalling 1+3=4 with 10 PIM.


15-11-2008 Team captain meets with Jordan Leopold
Following the team's recent 5-1 loss at Edmonton Oilers on 15-11-2008, 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

15-11-2008 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 24 year old defenseman has not yet played for the Colorado Avalanche this season. He has played 19 games with the Hershey Bears this season, totalling 0+2=2 with 10 PIM.


15-11-2008 Brad Richardson frustrated
Colorado Avalanche right wing Brad Richardson 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, Brad Richardson was originally drafted to the NHL by the Colorado Avalanche in the 5th round of the 2003 entry draft. He has appeared in 41 NHL games during his career, notching 3 goals and adding 10 assists along with 12 penalty minutes. The 23 year old right wing has not yet played for the Colorado Avalanche this season. He has played 19 games with the Hershey Bears this season, totalling 6+5=11 with 12 PIM.


13-11-2008 Weekly team report
Who's hot

Joe Sakic is looking good with 4 points in 2 games last week. Brett Sonne is looking good with 3 points in 2 games last week.

Who's cold

Mike Leclerc has lost his sights and is now 10 games without a goal. Patrice Brisebois has played 14 games without a goal. Jonathan Blum has played 15 games without a goal. Ladislav Nagy has been a healthy scratch in his last five games. Cody McCormick has lost his sights and is now 6 games without a goal.

Trainer's room

No injuries at the moment.



13-11-2008 Kevin Porter agrees on a contract.
Kevin Porter has signed a one year deal with the Hershey Bears. Financial terms of the deal were not announced.

12-11-2008 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 342 NHL games during his career, notching 42 goals and adding 144 assists along with 210 penalty minutes. The 27 year old defenseman has played 17 games with the Colorado Avalanche this season, totalling 1+5=6 with 26 PIM.


12-11-2008 Brian Gifford uncertain about future
Brian Gifford wants clarification on his future as he no longer can be considered a prospect. He wants you to clarify his status in the organization.

11-11-2008 Robin Big Snake agrees on a contract.
Robin Big Snake has signed a one year deal with the Hershey Bears. Financial terms of the deal were not announced.

11-11-2008 Media attacks the Colorado Avalanche
The media is disappointed by the team's 10 game losing streak. Most of the critic is addressed to the work of general manager COL and headcoach

11-11-2008 Linus Videll injured.
Linus Videll of Hershey Bears suffered injury during tonights minorleague game against the Providence Bruins. He is expected to be sidelined for more than a month . Yeah it hurts, hurts me to watch the game from the press box for a month or so, he said after the game.

10-11-2008 Brad Richardson frustrated
Colorado Avalanche right wing Brad Richardson 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, Brad Richardson was originally drafted to the NHL by the Colorado Avalanche in the 5th round of the 2003 entry draft. He has appeared in 41 NHL games during his career, notching 3 goals and adding 10 assists along with 12 penalty minutes. The 23 year old right wing has not yet played for the Colorado Avalanche this season. He has played 16 games with the Hershey Bears this season, totalling 5+5=10 with 12 PIM.


9-11-2008 Brandon Yip resumes full training.
Hershey Bears right wing Brandon Yip has resumed full training after his injury.

8-11-2008 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 536 NHL games during his career, notching 14 goals and adding 89 assists along with 521 penalty minutes. The 28 year old defenseman has played 16 games with the Colorado Avalanche this season, totalling 0+1=1 with 4 PIM.


7-11-2008 Michael Wall frustrated
Colorado Avalanche goaltender Michael Wall 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, Michael Wall, was originally signed as a free agent to the NHL. He has not yet played at NHL level. The 23 year old goaltender has not yet played for the Colorado Avalanche this season. He has played 16 games with the Hershey Bears this season, totalling 0+1=1 with 0 PIM.


6-11-2008 Weekly team report
Who's hot

Paul Stastny is looking good with 4 points in 3 games last week. Marek Svatos is looking good with 4 points in 3 games last week.

Who's cold

Mike Leclerc has lost his sights and is now 8 games without a goal. Brett Sonne is looking out of place on the ice despite notching 2 points last week. Jose Theodore has been chilly and allowed 12 goals in 3 games. Patrice Brisebois has played 12 games without a goal. Jonathan Blum has played 13 games without a goal. Ladislav Nagy has lost his sights and is now 5 games without a goal. Chris Stewart has lost his sights and is now 7 games without a goal.

Trainer's room

No injuries at the moment.



5-11-2008 Team captain meets with Chris Stewart
Following the team's recent 3-2 loss at Nashville Predators on 4-11-2008, Colorado Avalanche captain Joe Sakic and Chris Stewart 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

4-11-2008 Brandon Yip resumes light training.
Hershey Bears right wing Brandon Yip has resumed light training after his injury and is listed day to day.

4-11-2008 Drew Doughty resumes full training.
Hershey Bears defenseman Drew Doughty has resumed full training after his injury.

4-11-2008 Landon Bathe injured.
Landon Bathe of Hershey Bears suffered injury during tonights minorleague game against the Milwaukee Admirals. He is expected to be sidelined for more than a month . I'm just hoping it's nothing serious and the docs will let me play in a month or two again, were his words after the game.

2-11-2008 Ladislav Nagy speaks up.
Ladislav Nagy is disappointed in the team tactics after averaging 8 minutes in the last five games. He wants more icetime.

2-11-2008 Drew Doughty injured.
Drew Doughty of Hershey Bears suffered injury during tonights minorleague game against the Houston Aeros. He is expected to be sidelined for a couple of days . Sometimes you just have bad luck and get knocked around, he commented in a radio interview after the game.

31-10-2008 Team captain meets with Mike Leclerc
Following the team's recent 3-4 loss against Buffalo Sabres on 30-10-2008, Colorado Avalanche captain Joe Sakic and Mike Leclerc 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

31-10-2008 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 338 NHL games during his career, notching 42 goals and adding 142 assists along with 204 penalty minutes. The 27 year old defenseman has played 13 games with the Colorado Avalanche this season, totalling 1+3=4 with 20 PIM.


30-10-2008 Weekly team report
Who's hot

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 good with 4 points in 3 games last week. Nigel Williams is looking steady with 3 points in 3 games last week.

Who's cold

Mike Leclerc has lost his sights and is now 5 games without a goal. Joe Sakic has lost his sights and is now 5 games without a goal. Jose Theodore has been chilly and allowed 16 goals in 3 games. Jonathan Blum has played 10 games without a goal. Ladislav Nagy 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. Cody McCormick is looking out of place on the ice despite notching 2 points last week.

Trainer's room

No injuries at the moment.



30-10-2008 Media attacks the Colorado Avalanche
The media is disappointed by the team's 6 game losing streak. Most of the critic is addressed to the work of general manager COL and headcoach

28-10-2008 Mike Ricci resumes light training.
Colorado Avalanche left wing Mike Ricci has resumed light training after his abdomen injury and is listed day to day.

28-10-2008 Mike Ricci injured.
Mike Ricci (COL) suffered abdomen injury during the game in an incident with Rostislav Klesla (NJ). He is expected to be sidelined for about a week. It's a team game alright, I guess I just won't be part of this team for a few games, he commented to the press.

26-10-2008 Ladislav Nagy resumes light training.
Colorado Avalanche center Ladislav Nagy has resumed light training after his abdomen injury and is listed day to day.

26-10-2008 Brian Gifford agrees on a contract.
Brian Gifford has signed a one year deal with the Hershey Bears. Financial terms of the deal were not announced.

26-10-2008 Nick Palmieri injured.
Nick Palmieri of Hershey Bears suffered injury during tonights minorleague game against the Houston Aeros. He is expected to be sidelined for more than a month . Yeah it hurts, hurts me to watch the game from the press box for a month or so, he commented to the media.

26-10-2008 Ladislav Nagy injured.
Ladislav Nagy (COL) suffered abdomen injury during the game in an incident with Mikko Koivu (MIN). He is expected to be sidelined for about a week. Doctors said that I should be back in a week or so, he commented to the media.

23-10-2008 Weekly team report
Who's hot

Joe Sakic is looking steady with 3 points in 4 games last week. Brett Sonne is looking steady with 4 points in 4 games last week. Jordan Leopold 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. Chris Stewart is looking steady with 3 points in 4 games last week.

Who's cold

Mike Leclerc is looking out of place on the ice despite notching 2 points last week. Milan Hejduk has lost his sights and is now 6 games without a goal. Jose Theodore has been chilly and allowed 16 goals in 4 games. John-Michael Liles has played 10 games without a goal. Peter Budaj hasn't got a chance to start in the last five games. Cody McCormick has lost his sights and is now 10 games without a goal.

Trainer's room

No injuries at the moment.



22-10-2008 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 529 NHL games during his career, notching 14 goals and adding 89 assists along with 517 penalty minutes. The 28 year old defenseman has played 9 games with the Colorado Avalanche this season, totalling 0+1=1 with 0 PIM.


22-10-2008 Ladislav Nagy frustrated
Colorado Avalanche center Ladislav Nagy 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, Ladislav Nagy was originally drafted to the NHL by the St. Louis Blues in the 7th round of the 1997 entry draft. He has appeared in 490 NHL games during his career, notching 172 goals and adding 259 assists along with 436 penalty minutes. The 29 year old center has played 9 games with the Colorado Avalanche this season, totalling 5+7=12 with 14 PIM.


22-10-2008 Team captain meets with Cody McCormick
Team captain Joe Sakic called a short meeting with Cody McCormick after practice today to discuss some issues that have affected his play. I guess they needed someone to take the blame..., said Cody McCormick as he left the ice, ...but I'll take it like a man

22-10-2008 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 24 year old defenseman has not yet played for the Colorado Avalanche this season. He has played 9 games with the Hershey Bears this season, totalling 0+0=0 with 10 PIM.


20-10-2008 Jason Jaffray resumes full training.
Hershey Bears left wing Jason Jaffray has resumed full training after his injury.

19-10-2008 Jason Jaffray injured.
Jason Jaffray of Albany River Rats suffered ankle injury during tonights minorleague game against the Wilkes-Barre Penguins. 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 in a TV interview.

16-10-2008 Weekly team report
Who's hot

Paul Stastny is looking good with 5 points in 2 games last week.

Who's cold

Mike Leclerc has lost his sights and is now 6 games without a goal. Cody McCormick has lost his sights and is now 6 games without a goal. Marek Svatos has lost his sights and is now 6 games without a goal. Chris Stewart has lost his sights and is now 6 games without a goal.

Trainer's room

No injuries at the moment.



15-10-2008 Ladislav Nagy frustrated
Colorado Avalanche center Ladislav Nagy 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, Ladislav Nagy was originally drafted to the NHL by the St. Louis Blues in the 7th round of the 1997 entry draft. He has appeared in 487 NHL games during his career, notching 172 goals and adding 258 assists along with 430 penalty minutes. The 29 year old center has played 6 games with the Colorado Avalanche this season, totalling 5+6=11 with 8 PIM.


12-10-2008 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 24 year old right wing has not yet played for the Colorado Avalanche this season. He has played 5 games with the Albany River Rats this season, totalling 1+3=4 with 12 PIM.


9-10-2008 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 24 year old defenseman has not yet played for the Colorado Avalanche this season. He has played 4 games with the Albany River Rats this season, totalling 0+0=0 with 10 PIM.


9-10-2008 Player of the week: Ladislav Nagy (C)
NHL has awarded Ladislav Nagy (C) of Colorado Avalanche as Player Of The Week He registered 3 goals and 6 assists for 9 points in 3 games last week.

A native of Slovakia, Ladislav Nagy was originally drafted to the NHL by the St. Louis Blues in the 7th round of the 1997 entry draft. He has appeared in 485 NHL games during his career, notching 170 goals and adding 258 assists along with 430 penalty minutes. The 29 year old center has played 4 games with the Colorado Avalanche this season, totalling 3+6=9 with 8 PIM.


9-10-2008 Weekly team report
Who's hot

Mike Leclerc is looking steady with 3 points in 3 games last week. Joe Sakic is looking good with 4 points in 3 games last week. Milan Hejduk is looking good with a 4 game point scoring streak with 1 game goalstreak. Ladislav Nagy is looking good with a 3 game point scoring streak with 3 game goalstreak. Wojtek Wolski is looking good with a 3 game point scoring streak with 1 game goalstreak.

Who's cold

No-one is especially cold at the moment.

Trainer's room

No injuries at the moment.



9-10-2008 Brandon Yip injured.
Brandon Yip of Albany River Rats suffered groin injury during tonights minorleague game against the Worchester Sharks. He is expected to be sidelined for more than a month . Right now I'm at about 30%, but with 4-6 weeks off the Doctors say I'll be back in full form, he said to the press.

8-10-2008 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 328 NHL games during his career, notching 41 goals and adding 139 assists along with 192 penalty minutes. The 27 year old defenseman has played 3 games with the Colorado Avalanche this season, totalling 0+0=0 with 8 PIM.


8-10-2008 Patrice Brisebois reaches a milestone !
Patrice Brisebois scored the 100th goal of his career in tonight's game against the Philadelphia Flyers on a feed by Ladislav Nagy. As long as the team wins I'm happy. The personal records don't mean anything to me if they aren't a part of winning the Cup, he commented during a post game radio interview.

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 986 NHL games during his career, notching 100 goals and adding 350 assists along with 616 penalty minutes. The 37 year old defenseman has played 2 games with the Colorado Avalanche this season, totalling 1+1=2 with 0 PIM.


4-10-2008 Michael Wall frustrated
Colorado Avalanche goaltender Michael Wall 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, Michael Wall, was originally signed as a free agent to the NHL. He has not yet played at NHL level. The 23 year old goaltender has not yet played for the Colorado Avalanche this season. He has played 1 games with the Albany River Rats this season, totalling 0+0=0 with 0 PIM.


2-10-2008 Weekly team report
Who's hot

No-one is especially hot at the moment.

Who's cold

No-one is especially cold at the moment.

Trainer's room

No injuries at the moment.



30-9-2008 Michael Wall frustrated
Colorado Avalanche goaltender Michael Wall 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, Michael Wall, was originally signed as a free agent to the NHL. He has not yet played at NHL level. The 23 year old goaltender is looking forward for the start of the season.


30-9-2008 Media rates the best players in the league
GOALTENDER
NameOFDFOAAgeTeam
Roberto LuongoA-A-A-29Vancouver Canucks
Martin BrodeurA-BA-36New Jersey Devils
Henrik LundqvistA-A-A-26Montreal Canadiens
Marc-Andre FleuryA-A-B23Pittsburgh Penguins
Nikolai KhabibulinBB-B35Toronto Maple Leafs
Miikka KiprusoffBBB31Calgary Flames
Kari LehtonenA-A-B24Atlanta Thrashers
Ryan MillerBBB28Toronto Maple Leafs
Pekka RinneA-A-B25Ottawa Senators
Ilya BryzgalovBBB28Detroit Red Wings
DEFENSEMAN
NameOFDFOAAgeTeam
Nicklas LidstromBA-A-38Pittsburgh Penguins
Scott NiedermayerBB-B35Anaheim Ducks
Zdeno CharaB-A-B-31Boston Bruins
Chris ProngerB-A-B-33Detroit Red Wings
Dion PhaneufB-A-B-23Calgary Flames
Ryan SuterB-BB-23Nashville Predators
Dmitri KalininB-B-B-28San Jose Sharks
Rob BlakeB-B-B-38Los Angeles Kings
Tomas KaberleB-B-B-30New Jersey Devils
Christian EhrhoffB-BB-26San Jose Sharks
LEFT WING
NameOFDFOAAgeTeam
Rick NashA-A-A-24Columbus Blue Jackets
Ilya KovalchukA-B-B25Atlanta Thrashers
Marian GaborikAB-B26Chicago Blackhawks
Teemu SelanneBB-B38Anaheim Ducks
Mike KnubleBB-B36Washington Capitals
Patrik EliasBB-B32Boston Bruins
Daniel SedinBBB28Vancouver Canucks
Mike FisherA-B-B-28Ottawa Senators
Keith TkachukBCB-36Atlanta Thrashers
Henrik ZetterbergBB-B-27Ottawa Senators
CENTER
NameOFDFOAAgeTeam
Joe ThorntonABA-29San Jose Sharks
Peter ForsbergAB-A-35Nashville Predators
Patrick MarleauA-AA-29San Jose Sharks
Eric Staal92808623Carolina Hurricanes
Henrik SedinBBB28Vancouver Canucks
Vincent LecavalierAB-B28Tampa Bay Lightning
Patrice BergeronA-BB23Boston Bruins
Pavol DemitraA-CB33Chicago Blackhawks
Mats SundinBB-B37Toronto Maple Leafs
Travis ZajacA-A-B23New Jersey Devils
RIGHT WING
NameOFDFOAAgeTeam
Jaromir JagrAB-B36New York Rangers
Alexander OvechkinAB-B23Toronto Maple Leafs
Justin WilliamsBA-B26Chicago Blackhawks
Marian HossaAB-B29Atlanta Thrashers
Phil KesselBB-B20New Jersey Devils
Dany HeatleyBB-B27Ottawa Senators
Jarome IginlaBB-B31Calgary Flames
Martin HavlatA-CB27Montreal Canadiens
Jonathan CheechooA-B-B28San Jose Sharks
Nikolai ZherdevAB-B24Columbus Blue Jackets


25-9-2008 Weekly team report
Who's hot

Milan Hejduk is looking good with 6 points in 3 games last week. Brett Sonne is looking good with 4 points in 3 games last week. Ladislav Nagy is looking good with 6 points in 3 games last week. Paul Stastny 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 good with 4 points in 3 games last week.

Who's cold

Mike Leclerc has lost his sights and is now 7 games without a goal. Jose Theodore has been chilly and allowed 15 goals in 3 games. Karlis Skrastins has been a healthy scratch in his last five games. Peter Budaj hasn't got a chance to start in the last five games. Cody McCormick is looking out of place on the ice despite notching 2 points last week. Oscar Moller has been a healthy scratch in his last five games. Nick Palmieri has been a healthy scratch in his last five games.

Trainer's room

No injuries at the moment.



20-9-2008 Blair Yaworski uncertain about future
Blair Yaworski wants clarification on his future as he no longer can be considered a prospect. He wants you to clarify his status in the organization.

18-9-2008 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 329 NHL games during his career, notching 41 goals and adding 141 assists along with 190 penalty minutes. The 27 year old defenseman has played 4 games with the Colorado Avalanche this season, totalling 0+2=2 with 6 PIM.


18-9-2008 Weekly team report
Who's hot

Joe Sakic is looking good with a 3 game point scoring streak with 1 game goalstreak. Milan Hejduk is looking good with a 3 game point scoring streak with 3 game goalstreak. Brett Sonne is looking good with 3 points in 2 games last week. Ladislav Nagy is looking good with 3 points in 2 games last week. Marek Svatos is looking good with 3 points in 2 games last week. Nigel Williams is looking good with 4 points in 2 games last week.

Who's cold

No-one is especially cold at the moment.

Trainer's room

No injuries at the moment.



15-9-2008 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 328 NHL games during his career, notching 41 goals and adding 141 assists along with 188 penalty minutes. The 27 year old defenseman has played 3 games with the Colorado Avalanche this season, totalling 0+2=2 with 4 PIM.


11-9-2008 Weekly team report
Who's hot

Milan Hejduk 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

No injuries at the moment.



7-9-2008 Brad Richardson frustrated
Colorado Avalanche right wing Brad Richardson 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, Brad Richardson was originally drafted to the NHL by the Colorado Avalanche in the 5th round of the 2003 entry draft. He has appeared in 41 NHL games during his career, notching 3 goals and adding 10 assists along with 12 penalty minutes. The 23 year old right wing has not yet played for the Colorado Avalanche this season.


4-9-2008 Weekly team report
Who's hot

No-one is especially hot at the moment.

Who's cold

No-one is especially cold at the moment.

Trainer's room

No injuries at the moment.



31-8-2008 Brad Richardson frustrated
Colorado Avalanche right wing Brad Richardson 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, Brad Richardson was originally drafted to the NHL by the Colorado Avalanche in the 5th round of the 2003 entry draft. He has appeared in 41 NHL games during his career, notching 3 goals and adding 10 assists along with 12 penalty minutes. The 23 year old right wing is waiting for a good start this season.


29-8-2008 Michael Wall uncertain about future
Michael Wall wants clarification on his future as he no longer can be considered a prospect. He wants you to clarify his status in the organization.

30-6-2008 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 Albany River Rats:
- Mike Leclerc L
- Andrew Brunette L
- Michael Vernace D
- Joe Sakic C
- Milan Hejduk R
- Brett Sonne C
- Ian Laperriere C
- Jose Theodore G
- Patrice Brisebois D
- Kris Mayotte G
- Karlis Skrastins D
- Ossi Vaananen D
- Mike Ricci L
- Ian Keserich G
- Jonathan Blum D
- John-Michael Liles D
- Jeff Finger D
- Brandon Yip R
- Ladislav Nagy C
- Jordan Leopold D
- Peter Budaj G
- Michael Wall G
- Ryan Steeves C
- Paul Stastny C
- Cody McCormick R
- Marek Svatos R
- Oscar Moller R
- Johnny Boychuk D
- Denis Parshin C
- Dan DaSilva R
- Mitch Love D
- Tyler Weiman G
- Mikko Kalteva D
- Mark McCutcheon L
- Linus Videll L
- Brett Hemingway R
- Brad Richardson R
- David Svagrovsky R
- Wojtek Wolski L
- Darryl Yacboski D
- Blair Yaworski C
- Jason Jaffray L
- Peter Tsimikalis C
- Landon Bathe L
- Kyle Cumiskey D
- Chris Stewart R
- Nigel Williams D
- Gabe Gauthier R
- Nick Palmieri L

Players reporting out of shape:
- Mike Leclerc L
- Andrew Brunette L
- John-Michael Liles D
- Peter Tsimikalis C
- Landon Bathe L

Players reporting in good shape:
- Milan Hejduk R
- Peter Budaj G
- Ryan Steeves C
- Marek Svatos R
- Oscar Moller R
- Linus Videll L
- David Svagrovsky R


30-6-2008 Michel Goulet leaves team
Michel Goulets contract has expired and he has left the team.

30-6-2008 Jeff Hackett leaves team
Jeff Hacketts contract has expired and he has left the team.

30-6-2008 Terry Martin leaves team
Terry Martins contract has expired and he has left the team.

30-6-2008 Joel Quenneville leaves team
Joel Quennevilles contract has expired and he has left the team.

30-6-2008 Brad Smith leaves team
Brad Smiths contract has expired and he has left the team.

27-6-2008 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 325 NHL games during his career, notching 41 goals and adding 139 assists along with 184 penalty minutes. The 27 year old defenseman is expecting a good season for the team.


25-6-2008 Brett Sonne returns
Colorado Avalanche were delighted to hear that Brett Sonne has returned to the team.

25-6-2008 Jonathan Blum returns
Colorado Avalanche were delighted to hear that Jonathan Blum has returned to the team.

25-6-2008 Oscar Moller returns
Colorado Avalanche were delighted to hear that Oscar Moller has returned to the team.

25-6-2008 Nick Palmieri returns
Colorado Avalanche were delighted to hear that Nick Palmieri has returned to the team.

23-6-2008 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 325 NHL games during his career, notching 41 goals and adding 139 assists along with 184 penalty minutes. The 27 year old defenseman is getting ready for the upcoming season.


24-6-2008 Options to be confirmed tomorrow
The following players' contract options need to be confirmed tomorrow:


23-6-2008 Contracts expiring !
The following players' contracts are going to expire in one week:
-Andrew Brunette (Colorado Avalanche) UFA


23-6-2008 Contracts expiring !
The following staff members' contracts are going to expire in one week:
-Michel Goulet(pro)
-Jeff Hackett(pro)
-Terry Martin(pro)
-Joel Quenneville(pro)
-Brad Smith(pro)


20-6-2008 Board collects bonuses
The board of owners has collected $13 000 000 profit from the team to shareholders.

Eastside Hockey Manager