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Head coach Patrick Roy of the Colorado Avalanche (credit: Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

Roy’s Objective: ‘Surprise The World Of Hockey’

Colorado is in the mix for one of the top playoff seeds in the Western Conference, and first-year coach Patrick Roy thinks the Avalanche are one of the NHL’s biggest surprises.

03/05/2014

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

Matt Duchene shows off his gold medal (credit: CBS)

Gold Medalist Matt Duchene Wants Avs To ‘Take Off’ Following Break

The Colorado Avalanche will get back on the ice Wednesday evening against the Los Angeles Kings and all four Avs Olympians will be on the ice, including the two who brought home medals.

02/26/2014

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

Garett Bembridge (credit: CBS)

Cutthroats’ Garett Bembridge Has Seen It All, Except The NHL

Is there an expiration date on chasing a dream? How about more than a decade? That’s how long Garett Bembridge has been playing professional hockey. Right now he’s playing for the Denver Cutthroats, but his dream is to play in the NHL.

02/18/2014

Erik Johnson #6 of the Colorado Avalanche (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

Avs Defenseman Erik Johnson Suspended 2 Games For Slashing

Colorado Avalanche defenseman Erik Johnson has been suspended by the NHL for two games without pay on Tuesday for slashing New York Islanders forward Frans Nielsen.

02/11/2014

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

Matt Duchene #9 of the Colorado Avalanche controls the puck against Erik Gudbranson #44 of the Florida Panthers at Pepsi Center on November 16, 2013 in Denver, Colorado.  (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

Avs Suffer 3rd Straight Loss

Ryan O’Reilly scored for Colorado, which has lost three straight. The bad news kept coming for the Avalanche when coach Patrick Roy said star center Matt Duchene injured an oblique during the third period.

11/17/2013

Semyon Varlamov in court (credit: CBS)

Varlamov Still Playing As Legal Matter Won’t Go Away

He’s having a break-out season for Colorado’s hottest team. Now Avalanche goalie Semyon Varlamov is talking about his problems off the ice.

11/05/2013

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