National Hockey League
Though Sidney Crosby and Alex Ovechkin maintain their place as the league’s most recognized stars, a changing of the guard is gradually taking place. There’s Steven Stamkos in Tampa Bay, and Gabriel Landeskog and Nathan MacKinnon in Colorado.
The Colorado Avalanche made a lot of moves quickly during the NHL’s free agency period last week, and Avs fans are probably wondering if the team wound up bettering itself in the process.
On the ice this season, two Colorado Avalanche stars showcased skills any hockey played would be proud to boast.
When ranking the professional teams in Colorado, the Avalanche would find themselves fighting for third with the Rockies, and considering there are far more baseball than hockey fans, that means right now the Avs are fourth.
The Colorado Avalanche were thrilled to get back on the ice at the Pepsi Center for their home opener on Tuesday but maybe not as excited as John Grandt.
Minnesota Wild officials say they expect a sellout Saturday when the team opens at home after the lockout that wiped away half the season.
There is something missing from Joe Sakic’s new plaque at the Hockey Hall of Fame — and it’s not because the printer made a mistake. There is is no mention of his 21st NHL season, the one that was never played because of the 2004-05 lockout.
Former Colorado Avalanche forward Joe Sakic was welcomed into the Hockey Hall of Fame on Monday.