Colorado Avalanche

6th Central | 0-0
  • Goals For
    20th
    212 GF
  • Goals Against
    24th
    240 GA
  • Power Play %
    19th
    18.0 PP%
  • Penalty Kill %
    23rd
    80.2 PK%
  • Penalty Mins
    14th
    774 PIM
  • ProHockeyTalk

    Vegas owner wants a ‘younger-oriented team’

    Whoever ends up coming to Las Vegas in the expansion draft or via free agency, the owner of the NHL’s newest team wants them to stay a while. “I’m twice this age, but I don’t want a bunch of 35- or 36-year-olds that play a couple years, and then they’re done,” Bill Foley told the Las Vegas Sun. “We’ll have some veterans on the team to help the younger guys, but we need to be a younger-oriented team.” General managers across the league are already scrambling to protect their rosters for June 20, 2017, when Las Vegas will pick its first 30 players. “Everything will be affected by that,” Columbus Blue Jackets GM Jarmo Kekalainen said. “In every decision, we’ll have to take into consideration what

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    Colorado shakes up blueline again, will buy out Stuart

    Brad Stuart‘s time is up in Colorado. Per the Denver Post, the Avs are set to buy out the veteran defenseman of the final year of his contract — a two-year, $7.2 million deal with a $3.6M average annual cap hit. Because Stuart is 36, Colorado won’t receive any salary cap relief with the buyout. It will, however, save $1.2 million in cash (two-thirds of Stuart’s salary is to be paid out over the course of this year and the next.) A 16-year veteran, Stuart barely played for the Avs last year, missing extensive time with a back injury (and subsequent surgery). He appeared in just six games all told. With this move and the trade of Nick Holden to the Rangers at the draft, Avs GM Joe Sakic has opened