Tag Archive

Tag Archives for " J.T. Compher "

Lingering questions for all 32 NHL teams heading into training camp: Goaltending, lineup, injuries, more

But now that fall is officially set to begin on Thursday, it’s also time for training camps around the NHL to open, as we look ahead to opening night of the season on Oct. 11. To help get you ready for the next few weeks — as teams decide on which players make the roster, […]

Continue reading

Sources: Colorado Avalanche give Nathan MacKinnon 8-year, $100.8M extension

Instead of Nathan MacKinnon having the mantle of one of the league’s best bargain contracts, he is now about to become the highest-paid player in the game starting next season. MacKinnon and the Colorado Avalanche agreed to an eight-year, $100.8 million extension that will carry a $12.6 million AAV, sources told ESPN, confirming multiple reports. […]

Continue reading

Fantasy hockey dynasty ranks: What will the NHL look like in 2027

Well, we know their age. We also know what kind of production they have put up in the past. But beyond those two criteria, we don’t really know a whole lot. We can certainly guess a lot. In January 2018, ESPN asked me to do the first one of these dynasty rankings. While I didn’t […]

Continue reading

Game 6 status of Andre Burakovsky, Brayden Point unclear for Colorado, Tampa Bay, respectively

TAMPA, Fla. — The status of a couple of key players remains uncertain for Game 6 of the Stanley Cup Final. Colorado coach Jared Bednar says there’s a chance Game 1 overtime hero Andre Burakovsky could return Sunday night following a three-game absence from the best-of-seven series. Tampa Bay’s Brayden Point figures to be a […]

Continue reading

2022 Stanley Cup Final: What we learned in Game 5 as the Tampa Bay Lightning extend the series to Game 6

The Stanley Cup was in the building. The fans were buzzing. The Colorado Avalanche were on the precipice of a third championship. Then the game started, and the Tampa Bay Lightning displayed the resilience that has carried them to back-to-back Cups, and on to Game 6 in their quest for a three-peat. Their 3-2 win […]

Continue reading

Key tripping call that flipped Game 5 ‘a tough one’, says Colorado Avalanche coach Jared Bednar

DENVER — Colorado coach Jared Bednar wasn’t happy about a controversial penalty call in Game 5 of the Stanley Cup Final on Friday that helped determine the Avalanche’s fate in a 3-2 loss to Tampa Bay. Bednar’s team led the series 3-1 entering Game 5 with a chance to hoist the Cup on home ice. […]

Continue reading

2022 Stanley Cup Final: How Nathan MacKinnon can pull out of a scoring drought

The Colorado Avalanche superstar is mired in a mini scoring drought, with zero goals and two assists through three Cup Final games against the Tampa Bay Lightning. He was held off the scoresheet entirely in Colorado’s 6-2 drubbing by the Lightning in Game 3. The old MacKinnon would have cursed his lack of production, dangerously […]

Continue reading

Colorado Avalanche travel without injured Andre Burakovsky ahead of Game 3 of Stanley Cup Final

DENVER — Colorado’s Andre Burakovsky will not travel with the team to Tampa on Sunday after suffering an injury in the Avalanche’s 7-0 drubbing of the Lightning in Game 2 of the Stanley Cup Final on Saturday. Coach Jared Bednar said Burakovsky is still being evaluated and would join the Avalanche in Tampa on Monday. […]

Continue reading

‘He’s a huge X factor:’ Valeri Nichushkin is peaking at just the right time for the Avalanche

Valeri Nichushkin was dominant on the ice. To the uninitiated, Nichushkin’s terrific all-around performance in Colorado’s 4-3 overtime victory in Game 1 against the Tampa Bay Lightning — including a goal and a key assist on Andre Burakovsky’s game-winner — might have been surprising. He’s easily the least heralded top-line skater in this series, hidden […]

Continue reading

Andre Burakovsky plays playoff hero again, scores OT winner to lift Colorado Avalanche to Game 1 victory in Stanley Cup Final

DENVER — Andre Burakovsky was like a kid on Christmas morning before Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final on Wednesday. Only he ended up delivering the gift. Colorado’s big winger scored the game winner in overtime to lift the Avalanche past the Tampa Bay Lightning 4-3 for a 1-0 lead in the series. Burakovsky […]

Continue reading
1 2 3 7