Joe Sakic

SOCHI, RUSSIA - FEBRUARY 16:  Semyon Varlamov #1 of Russia looks on against Slovakia during the Men's Ice Hockey Preliminary Round Group A game on day nine of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at Bolshoy Ice Dome on February 16, 2014 in Sochi, Russia.  (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Varlamov Ready To Put Olympic Bummer Behind Him

When Semyon Varlamov was yanked in Russia’s final hockey game at the Sochi Olympics after allowing three goals in 15 shots, the shock wave was felt 6,269 miles away in Denver.

02/27/2014

Nathan MacKinnon of the Colorado Avalanche controls the puck while under pressure from Duncan Keith of the Chicago Blackhawks at Pepsi Center on Nov. 19, 2013. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

MacKinnon Calls His First Pro Season ‘Surreal’

If the Avalanche’s season ended right now, they would have 18-year-old Nathan MacKinnon at the top of their list goal scorers.

02/25/2014

Milan Hejduk of the Colorado Avalanche (credit: Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

Former Avs Star Milan Hejduk Announces Retirement

Milan Hejduk still laces up his skates every day and heads out onto the ice, where his notoriously quick wrists continue to send puck after puck skittering into the net.

02/24/2014

Goalie Semyon Varlamov of the Colorado Avalanche looks on during a break in the action against the Anaheim Ducks during preseason action at Pepsi Center on September 18, 2013 in Denver.  (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

Avs Sign Semyon Varlamov To 5-Year Extension

The Colorado Avalanche have signed goaltender Semyon Varlamov to a five-year extension that goes through the 2018-19 season.

01/31/2014

Retired player Adam Foote #52 of the Colorado Avalanche speaks as his number was retired during a pregame ceremony  prior to facing the Montreal Canadiens at Pepsi Center on November 2, 2013 in Denver, Colorado.  (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

Avalanche Retire Foote’s No. 52 Jersey

The No. 52 jersey of former Avalanche defenseman Adam Foote has been retired in a ceremony before Colorado’s game against the Montreal Canadiens.

11/03/2013

Head coach Patrick Roy of the Colorado Avalanche leads his team against the Nashville Predators at Pepsi Center on October 4, 2013 in Denver, Colorado. The Avalanche defeated the Predators 3-1.  (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

Avalanche Off To Fast Start Under Roy

Patrick Roy has been way more composed than combustible on the bench through the Colorado Avalanche’s sizzling start to the season.

10/16/2013

Joe Sakic addresses the crowd as his number is retired by the Colorado Avalanche and hoisted to the rafters in a pregame ceremony at the Pepsi Center on October 1, 2009 in Denver. (credit: Garrett W. Ellwood/Getty Images)

Joe Sakic Inducted Into Canada’s Sports Hall Of Fame

Former NHL star Joe Sakic was inducted into Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame on Wednesday night.

10/16/2013

Head coach Patrick Roy of the Colorado Avalanche leads his team against the Anaheim Ducks during preseason action at Pepsi Center on September 18, 2013 in Denver, Colorado.  (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

Avs Embracing Demeanor Of Coach Patrick Roy

Patrick Roy’s fiery personality is already rubbing off on the Colorado Avalanche.

09/24/2013

Patrick Roy addresses the media as he is introduced as the new Head Coach/Vice President of Hockey Operations of the Colorado Avalanche during a press conference at the Pepsi Center on May 28, 2013. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

Patrick Roy Anxious To Get To Work As Avalanche Coach

Patrick Roy hopes to bring as much fiery passion to the Colorado Avalanche bench as he did to the net.

09/14/2013

Matt Duchene of the Colorado Avalanche (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

Avalanche, Duchene Agree To 5-Year Extension

The Colorado Avalanche agreed to a five-year extension with forward Matt Duchene that will run through the 2018-19 season.

07/19/2013

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