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  • • How the 2019-20 Colorado Avalanche were assembled: Part 1
    Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports How did the 2019-20 Avalanche come to be? The 2019-20 Colorado Avalanche were one of the most fun teams to watch at the Pepsi Center over the last decade. Whether it be a Nathan MacKinnon goal, yelling the signature Philipp Grubauer chant after every save, dazzling plays by Cale Makar, a big Nikita Zadorov hit, the list goes on-and-on. When the NHL season was shut do...2020
  • • GTHL releases gross misconduct data, plans town hall to discuss issues or racism, prejudice
    “We want people to know we’re listening and dealing with this,” says president of Canada’s largest youth hockey league....2020
  • • NHL Training Camps To Open Formally On This Date In July
    National Hockey League players and teams finally know when they’ll head for camp. The NHL and the NHL Players’ Association... »...2020
  • • TBT Quote Dump: Derek Barach makes the leap from Mercyhurst to the Cleveland Monsters
    Photo by Frank Jansky/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images The fourth of a 14 part series of quotes and interviews I had stored on my voice recorder which never saw the light of day. At the end of his college career at Mercyhurt, Derek Barach made the leap from college to the American Hockey League. After the Cleveland Monsters beat the Toronto Marlies to earn a spot in the 2019 Calder Cup Playoffs...2020
  • • NHL forming groups to examine diversity issues
    The National Hockey League is creating four committees to examine and take action on diversity issues facing the league and the sport....2020
  • • An unforgettable first season with the Cleveland Monsters for Mike Eaves and Trey Fix-Wolansky
    Photo Credit: John Saraya/Cleveland Monsters In their first full season with the Cleveland Monsters, Head Coach Mike Eaves and forward Trey Fix-Wolansky offered a unique view of the 2019-20 season. The beginning of Mike Eaves story as head coach of the Cleveland Monsters doesn’t begin with the 2019-20 season. It begins in the summer of 2016. Eaves had just been relieved of his duty as head coac...2020
  • • Cale Makar deserves the Calder trophy
    DENVER, COLORADO - JANUARY 02: Cale Makar #8 of the Colorado Avalanche fires a shot to score against the St Louis Blues in the second period at the Pepsi Center on January 02, 2020 in Denver, Colorado. | Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images It was an exceptional year for rookie defensemen but one shone brighter Lost in the midst of the COVID-19 halt to the 2019-20 season and subsequent uncer...2020
  • • Ducks sign defenseman Curran to 2-year deal
    Veteran defenseman Kodie Curran, who has yet to play in the NHL but was named the MVP of the Swedish Hockey League this season, has signed a two-year contract with the Anaheim Ducks....2020
  • • QMJHL plans Oct. 1 return with ‘a certain percentage of spectators’
    Quebec Major Junior Hockey League commissioner Gilles Courteau said the league has informed the four provincial governments where it operates of its intention to start the season on Oct. 1....2020
  • • Cannon Blasts: Reactions to the NHL’s return to play announcement
    Worst. Zoom meeting. Ever. | Photo by NHL Images/NHLI via Getty Images That and more of this week’s links Before we get started, I hope everyone had a safe weekend. Columbus was one of many cities across the country to hold protests against police brutality. A state of emergency was declared for downtown on Saturday afternoon, and an overnight curfew was enforced both Saturday and last night. I...2020

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  • • How the 2019-20 Colorado Avalanche were assembled: Part 1
    Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports How did the 2019-20 Avalanche come to be? The 2019-20 Colorado Avalanche were one of the most fun teams to watch at the Pepsi Center over the last decade. Whether it be a Nathan MacKinnon goal, yelling the signature Philipp Grubauer chant after every save, dazzling plays by Cale Makar, a big Nikita Zadorov hit, the list goes on-and-on. When the NHL season was shut do...2020
  • • An unforgettable first season with the Cleveland Monsters for Mike Eaves and Trey Fix-Wolansky
    Photo Credit: John Saraya/Cleveland Monsters In their first full season with the Cleveland Monsters, Head Coach Mike Eaves and forward Trey Fix-Wolansky offered a unique view of the 2019-20 season. The beginning of Mike Eaves story as head coach of the Cleveland Monsters doesn’t begin with the 2019-20 season. It begins in the summer of 2016. Eaves had just been relieved of his duty as head coac...2020
  • • By the numbers : Cleveland Monsters style
    Photo credit: John Saraya/Cleveland Monsters A quick dive into the numbers for the 2019-20 season. The American Hockey League season is officially over. Which means it’s time to change gears and bring you offseason coverage. I’m kicking things off with a quick full season by the numbers recap for the Cleveland Monsters. Then, for the next 14 weeks, I’ll be releasing season series recaps and rev...2020
  • • Where things stand with a potential NHL comeback
    Photo by Michael Martin/NHLI via Getty Images There seems to be light at the end of the tunnel It’s been roughly six months since we last saw an NHL game — or, at least, so it feels. And much like the vastness of space and time, it’s felt like this pause in the NHL season may never end and we’re all floating through a black, quiet abyss, lost among the desolation. Hyperbole aside, we can all ...2020
  • • Habs temporarily laying off 60% of employees
    The Montreal Canadiens are temporarily laying off 60% of employees while the National Hockey League season is suspended....2020
  • • Twitter Tuesday: Week One without hockey
    Nick Henry taking an elbow to the face is how we all feel right now... | Photo by Andy Cross/The Denver Post via Getty Images Can’t watch it, but at least we can talk about, right? How’s everyone doing out there? This is tough. There’s no other way around it. I — like most everyone on planet earth — did not think we’d live in a world where there are no sports, a global recession, quarantined i...2020
  • • KHL follows recommendation from Russia’s Ministry of Sport to pause post-season
    In the midst of its post-season with only six teams remaining, the KHL will suspend play until at least April 10 due to to COVID-19 outbreak. The primarily Russian league was the lone major professional hockey league that remained active. The post KHL follows recommendation from Russia’s Ministry of Sport to pause post-season appeared first on TheHockeyNews....2020
  • • This is bigger than sports
    Photo by Michael Martin/NHLI via Getty Images While the Avalanche and the NHL — among other sports leagues — are on hiatus, it’s important to remember there’s more to all of this Well. It’s come to this. What started with mysterious, and at-the-time unknown, illness in eastern China in mid-November has wildly spiraled into entire nations shutting down completely in just three month’s time. Th...2020
  • • The NHL season has officially been suspended
    The NHL has announced that they will postpone all games effective immediately Following the lead of the NBA, the NHL has announced that they will suspend league play, effective immediately. It is a decision that had become unavoidable in order to ensure the health of the league’s players and fans. Expect the AHL and other lower level leagues to follow suit. NEW YORK (March 12, 2020) – National...2020
  • • Report: MLB to suspend start of 2020 season due to coronavirus
    Major League Baseball will reportedly suspending the start of the 2020 season out of growing concern for the spread of COVID-19, known as the coronavirus, per ESPN’s Jeff Passan. MLB held a conference call on Thursday with all 30 teams, where owners and executives decided to cancel the remainder of spring training and to postpone the start of the 2020 season. The move comes a day after the NBA sus...2020

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  • • How the 2019-20 Colorado Avalanche were assembled: Part 1
    Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports How did the 2019-20 Avalanche come to be? The 2019-20 Colorado Avalanche were one of the most fun teams to watch at the Pepsi Center over the last decade. Whether it be a Nathan MacKinnon goal, yelling the signature Philipp Grubauer chant after every save, dazzling plays by Cale Makar, a big Nikita Zadorov hit, the list goes on-and-on. When the NHL season was shut do...2020
  • • An unforgettable first season with the Cleveland Monsters for Mike Eaves and Trey Fix-Wolansky
    Photo Credit: John Saraya/Cleveland Monsters In their first full season with the Cleveland Monsters, Head Coach Mike Eaves and forward Trey Fix-Wolansky offered a unique view of the 2019-20 season. The beginning of Mike Eaves story as head coach of the Cleveland Monsters doesn’t begin with the 2019-20 season. It begins in the summer of 2016. Eaves had just been relieved of his duty as head coac...2020
  • • Cale Makar deserves the Calder trophy
    DENVER, COLORADO - JANUARY 02: Cale Makar #8 of the Colorado Avalanche fires a shot to score against the St Louis Blues in the second period at the Pepsi Center on January 02, 2020 in Denver, Colorado. | Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images It was an exceptional year for rookie defensemen but one shone brighter Lost in the midst of the COVID-19 halt to the 2019-20 season and subsequent uncer...2020
  • • Ducks sign defenseman Curran to 2-year deal
    Veteran defenseman Kodie Curran, who has yet to play in the NHL but was named the MVP of the Swedish Hockey League this season, has signed a two-year contract with the Anaheim Ducks....2020
  • • By the numbers : Cleveland Monsters style
    Photo credit: John Saraya/Cleveland Monsters A quick dive into the numbers for the 2019-20 season. The American Hockey League season is officially over. Which means it’s time to change gears and bring you offseason coverage. I’m kicking things off with a quick full season by the numbers recap for the Cleveland Monsters. Then, for the next 14 weeks, I’ll be releasing season series recaps and rev...2020
  • • Former players made a point in CHL wage lawsuit, but junior hockey dodged a major bullet
    The minimum-wage lawsuit against the Canadian Hockey League that has been playing out since 2014 reached a $30 million settlement on Friday, but any current and future players are exempt from benefitting from it. The post Former players made a point in CHL wage lawsuit, but junior hockey dodged a major bullet appeared first on TheHockeyNews....2020
  • • Wings sign Swedish forward Brome for one year
    The Detroit Red Wings added some scoring depth up front on Wednesday, signing left wing Mathias Brome, 25, who had 43 points last season in the Swedish Hockey League, to a one-year contract....2020
  • • Where things stand with a potential NHL comeback
    Photo by Michael Martin/NHLI via Getty Images There seems to be light at the end of the tunnel It’s been roughly six months since we last saw an NHL game — or, at least, so it feels. And much like the vastness of space and time, it’s felt like this pause in the NHL season may never end and we’re all floating through a black, quiet abyss, lost among the desolation. Hyperbole aside, we can all ...2020
  • • Week of March 30 Open thread: Three cheers for Liam Foudy
    Photo by Bill Wippert/NHLI via Getty Images Everyone OK? Check in here For some good news, and for some much-needed hockey news, let’s turn to the Ontario Hockey League. Last week they announced the results of their annual coaches poll. Columbus Blue Jackets 2018 first round draft pick Liam Foudy - who we saw make a two game cameo in February - showed up on the list three times. The forward for...2020
  • • NHL postpones combine, awards ceremony, draft
    The National Hockey League has postponed its scouting combine, awards ceremony and draft, which were scheduled for June....2020

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  • • Cale Makar deserves the Calder trophy
    DENVER, COLORADO - JANUARY 02: Cale Makar #8 of the Colorado Avalanche fires a shot to score against the St Louis Blues in the second period at the Pepsi Center on January 02, 2020 in Denver, Colorado. | Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images It was an exceptional year for rookie defensemen but one shone brighter Lost in the midst of the COVID-19 halt to the 2019-20 season and subsequent uncer...2020
  • • American Hockey League cancels rest of 2019-20 season
    Photo by Frank Jansky/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images Monday morning the American Hockey League announced the cancellation of the remainder of the 2019-2020 regular season and playoffs. League awards will be based upon rankings and statistics held by teams and players as of March 12th, 2020. The Cleveland Monsters had seven games left before their season ended. Yesterday, in a press release, ...2020
  • • AHL cancels the remainder of the 2019-20 season
    Photo by AAron Ontiveroz/MediaNews Group/The Denver Post via Getty Images The Colorado Eagles will not get to finish their AHL season Early Monday morning, the AHL announced that their Board of Governors has agreed to cancel the remainder of the 2019-20 AHL regular season as well as the 2020 Calder Cup Playoffs due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. League CEO David Andrews announced in the stat...2020
  • • Colorado Avalanche prospect report: Three-goal weeks for Bowen Byram and Alex Beaucage
    Photo by Alika Jenner/Getty Images Notre Dame’s season is over. All NCAA hockey conferences’ regular seasons wrapped up over the weekend, so next week’s prospect report will be primarily playoff-oriented. The CHL’s regular season will end in a couple of weeks as well. Just a reminder, these prospect reports only follow Avalanche prospects who are Not Goalies and Not In The AHL (we have other ...2020
  • • ‘Honesty, integrity, trust and tough love’: How Colorado Eagles coach Greg Cronin develops NHL talent
    Photo courtesy of Colorado Avalanche From Ryan Graves to Conor Timmins to the man himself, former and current Eagles comment on Cronin’s effective “tough love” coaching style The American Hockey League isn’t merely a parking garage for an NHL team’s prospects. It’s a top-tier developmental league, where young NHL talent is matured and prepared to make an impact at the NHL level. For the Colorad...2020
  • • Colorado Avalanche prospect report: Alex Newhook can’t stop scoring
    BC Hockey WHL prospects had themselves a week, too. Well, I guess I learned that I shouldn’t be taking naps on Friday nights anymore. I didn't count exactly how many goals Avs prospects scored last night but Mutala had a hat trick, Burzan hit the 100/100 milestone, Byram had an empty-netter, Newhook, Morrison and Leivermann scored, and that's all I remember before passing out at 2am.— ‍♀️La...2020
  • • Columbus welcomes the hockey stats community to town for analytics conference
    Blue Jackets analyst Zac Urback speaks in a panel featuring analysts from around the NHL | Pale Dragon The inaugural CBJHAC was a huge success This weekend, the Columbus Blue Jackets played host to the inaugural CBJHAC, a hockey analytics conference featuring panels and presentations from NHL employees, data collection companies, and some of the internet’s most well-known hockey stats bloggers....2020
  • • Colorado Avalanche prospect report: Looks like the old Bowen Byram is back
    Photo by Marissa Baecker/Getty Images Alex Newhook keeps scoring. What else is new? Back with another edition of the prospect reports! Can’t believe how quickly the season has flown by. There’s under two months until the CHL regular seasons end and NCAA playoffs are in sight as well. Canadian Hockey League WHL #44 - Bowen Byram (D)Vancouver Giants (24-20-5) Well, last week I called out Byram i...2020
  • • Through two season with the Colorado Eagles, head coach Greg Cronin has done his job
    Photo by AAron Ontiveroz/MediaNews Group/The Denver Post via Getty Images How do you evaluate an AHL coach? Is “success” winning, or developing NHL talent? There may not be a tougher coaching job out there like being the head coach of an American Hockey League team. With much roster turnover throughout the season with call-ups to the NHL team or from the ECHL affiliate, it can be hard to keep ...2020
  • • Colorado Avalanche prospect report: Four goals and six points for Luka Burzan
    Photo by Marissa Baecker/Getty Images Alex Beaucage hit the 60-point plateau! I’m excited for this one, the first edition of the new-look prospect reports. Thank you to everyone who sent in a question! I did have to edit some of the lengthier ones, but I tried my best to keep the full questions in. General questions (not player-specific) will be answered at the end of the report. If there were ...2020

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  • • How the 2019-20 Colorado Avalanche were assembled: Part 1
    2020
  • • An unforgettable first season with the Cleveland Monsters for Mike Eaves and Trey Fix-Wolansky
    2020
  • • Through two season with the Colorado Eagles, head coach Greg Cronin has done his job
    2020
  • • Colorado Avalanche prospect report: Four goals and six points for Luka Burzan
    2020
  • • ‘There aren’t a lot of him out there’: Former UMass teammates share stories, thoughts on Cale Makar
    Photo by Richard T Gagnon/Getty Images He was a “coaches dream” and an “unbelievable teammate,” according to his former colleagues On the ice, the talent of Colorado Avalanche rookie defenseman Cale Makar really speaks for itself. With just half a season’s worth of NHL games under his belt, so far all signs point to Makar being an elite defenseman in this league for years to come, and he has a...2020
  • • A world away from home, Yuri Terao is chasing his dream with the Utah Grizzlies
    Photo courtesy of Utah Grizzlies The Japan native is overcoming barriers, both language and mental WEST VALLEY CITY, Utah — Chasing a dream is equal parts motivation, relentless work ethic, a positive attitude and a humbled willingness to approach uncomfortable situations headfirst. It’s an onerous recipe, a labor of love and an end-product of passion. More than most are unwilling for the unde...2020
  • • ‘It’s frustration’: Martin Kaut learning development takes time
    Photo courtesy of Colorado Eagles Bearing the high-pressure tag of being a first-round pick, Kaut is learning there’s a long process to becoming NHL-ready The amount of pressure put on a first-round pick in the National Hockey League is a near-insurmountable mountain of expectation to climb. Colorado Avalanche 2018 first-round selection Martin Kaut is learning the struggle of dealing with thos...2019
  • • From NCAA to NHL, Logan O’Connor parlaying his DU Pioneers experience into pro success
    Photo by Michael Martin/NHLI via Getty Images O’Connor is proof that hard work and effort are all that’s required to chase a dream As the saying goes, people tend to be the product of their environment. For Colorado Avalanche forward Logan O’Connor, he’d tell you that’s the case, too. An alumnus of the University of Denver, O’Connor spent three seasons with the Pioneers, including being a k...2019
  • Black hockey player subjected to racial taunts during Quebec's NAHL game
    • Black hockey player subjected to racial taunts during Quebec's NAHL game
    A fan made monkey sounds at Jonathan Diaby and the player's family also was harassed in Quebec's North American Hockey League game.         ...2019
  • Black hockey player subjected to racial taunts during NAHL game in Quebec
    • Black hockey player subjected to racial taunts during NAHL game in Quebec
    A fan made monkey sounds at Jonathan Diaby and the player's family also was harassed in a North American Hockey League game in Saint-Jerome, Quebec.         ...2019

Top Hockey League news

  • • NHLPA board approves plan for 24-team playoffs
    The National Hockey League Players' Association executive board has voted to approve a 24-team, conference-based playoff format for a potential restart of the 2019-20 NHL season this summer....2020
  • • NWHL confirms plans to expand into Toronto, marking return of professional women’s hockey to Canada
    The Toronto team increases the U.S.-based NWHL’s number of franchises to six, and comes a year after the Canadian Women’s Hockey League folded after 12 seasons because of financial instability....2020
  • • Affiliated again: Blues sign five-year deal with AHL's Springfield Thunderbirds
    The St. Louis Blues have signed a five-year affiliation agreement with the Springfield (Mass.) Thunderbirds of the American Hockey League...2020
  • • Cale Makar and Ryan Graves proving to be an ideal pair for the Colorado Avalanche
    Photo by Jared Silber/NHLI via Getty Images The Avs’ young top pair on defense open up about playing with one another Life comes at you fast, and in the National Hockey League, it can move even faster it seems. For the Colorado Avalanche’s top-pairing defensemen of rookie Cale Makar and sophomore Ryan Graves, if you asked them if they’d be in this position a couple years ago, they’d probably te...2020
  • • Coaches, players fight as massive brawl breaks out at professional hockey game
    Things got a tad out of control during a Federal Prospects Hockey League game...2020
  • • New 3-on-3 hockey league '3ICE' set to begin play in 2021
    2020
  • This father-son duo has the coolest job in the NHL
    • This father-son duo has the coolest job in the NHL
    Theirs is the sports world’s iciest father-son relationship. Meet Dan Craig and his son, Mike, a Canadian duo whose family business is perfecting a smooth playing surface for the National Hockey League. On Monday, as the New York Rangers and Buffalo Sabres face off for the Winter Classic at Citi Field, all eyes will be......2017
  • • Stadium Series experience shrouded in poor execution, both on the ice and off
    Photo by Mark Blinch/NHLI via Getty Images On top of the gut-wrenching last-minute loss by the Avalanche, the parking lots, the traffic and lack of food and facilities left fans shivering mad at the NHL’s latest winter outdoor game A day that began with excitement and giddiness akin to Christmas morning for Colorado Avalanche fans ended with feelings of frustration, exasperation and downright a...2020
  • • Team owner, 55, suits up as emergency player in Federal Prospects Hockey League game
    The Elmira Enforcers were several players short, so the team owner stepped up...2019
  • • In his 25 years as NHL commissioner, Gary Bettman has been the boss, the villain and many things in between
    With Bettman at the helm, the National Hockey League has grown from 24 teams to 31 and revenue has gone from $400 million to close to $5 billion a year. Kevin McGran looks at the many faces, controversies and accomplishments of hockey’s top guy....2018

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  • • How the 2019-20 Colorado Avalanche were assembled: Part 1
    2020
  • • TBT Quote Dump: Derek Barach makes the leap from Mercyhurst to the Cleveland Monsters
    2020
  • • An unforgettable first season with the Cleveland Monsters for Mike Eaves and Trey Fix-Wolansky
    2020
  • • Cale Makar deserves the Calder trophy
    2020
  • • Cannon Blasts: Reactions to the NHL’s return to play announcement
    2020
  • • NHLPA board approves plan for 24-team playoffs
    2020
  • • American Hockey League cancels rest of 2019-20 season
    2020
  • • American Hockey League cancels rest of season, playoffs
    The American Hockey League has canceled the rest of its season because of the coronavirus pandemic...2020
  • • Russian KHL says it will not name a champion
    The Kontinental Hockey League says it will not name a champion after it stopped the season part-way through the playoffs because of the coronavirus pandemic....2020
  • • Where things stand with a potential NHL comeback
    2020

Hockey League rumors, scandals

  • • How the 2019-20 Colorado Avalanche were assembled: Part 1
    2020
  • • An unforgettable first season with the Cleveland Monsters for Mike Eaves and Trey Fix-Wolansky
    2020
  • • The NHL season has officially been suspended
    2020
  • • Colorado Avalanche prospect report: Three-goal weeks for Bowen Byram and Alex Beaucage
    2020
  • • Colorado Avalanche prospect report: Alex Newhook can’t stop scoring
    2020
  • • Watchdog clears Interior chief Zinke in speech to NHL team
    WASHINGTON (AP) An independent watchdog has cleared Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke of wrongdoing when he gave a speech to a National Hockey League team owned by a campaign contributor....2018

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