Tonight, the Colorado Avalanche and Minnesota Wild will play one more time to determine who moves to the next round of the playoffs. In honor of the occasion, I got into an Internet debate with with our favorite Minnesotan, Drew Ailes, that is somewhat about our state's music scenes and mostly about ... More >>
It's been a while since the Colorado Avalanche truly captured the imagination of sports fans around our fair state. So, with the Avs up 2-0 against the Minnesota Wild in their first-round playoff series and game three slated for tonight, it's time for those who haven't been paying close attention to ... More >>
This year's Best of Denver celebrates lots of great things about the Mile High City, including the top sports stars, teams and coaches. Below, we've gathered together a photo-illustrated list of the winners who had us cheering the loudest, complete with the original Best of Denver items and your pi ... More >>
What are the hundred things everyone should do in Colorado before they die? We posed this question to our writers and editors, and over the next few weeks, we'll be rolling out their answers across our blogs. First up on the Denver Bucket List are Latest Word's 25-16 picks. Count them down here, a ... More >>
The arrest of Colorado Avalanche goalie Semyon Varlamov for allegedly beating girlfriend Evgeniya Vavrinyuk is a story that naturally falls into both the news and sports categories. As such, it's also been a major topic on sports-talk radio -- and on Friday, ESPN Denver and 104.3/The Fan took vastly ... More >>
Yesterday, we told you about the arrest of Colorado Avalanche goalie Semyon Varlamov on charges that he beat and stomped his girlfriend; see our previous coverage below. Now, we have much more information about the case, including an arrest report detailing the alleged brutality in chilling detail, ... More >>
The Colorado Avalanche has been a mediocre team in recent years, but since Patrick Roy took over as coach, the squad has been on a tear, with a 10-1 record to open the season. But the latest news about the Avs is far less happy. Semyon Varlamov, a goalie who's helped Colorado get off to this bliste ... More >>
Denver blog posts don't need to go door to door. At our Show and Tell blog, Bree Davies calls for an end to shaming grown women with slutty Halloween costumes. Denver Egotist announces the final call for the 2013 Denver Fifty. They've got your number. Mile High Hockey's Andi D. asks: "Why not us? ... More >>
Denver blog posts know how to put the biscuit in the basket. Mile High Hockey's Steve House writes that Patrick Roy's Avs "hunkered down and clinched their sphincters to hang on to their one-goal lead" last night. Sounds painful. Colorado Pols: Fun with press releases, the Pat Quinn edition. Denv ... More >>
Denver blog posts are perfectly composed. South Stands Denver's Colin Daniels thinks Patrick Roy's crazed screamfest in his first regular season game as Avalanche coach (and his first win!) was positively ROY-SOME! Colorado Peak Politics feels a Democratic Super PAC spokesman called Mike Coffman a ... More >>
Denver blog posts steer clear of disaster. Colorado Pols: The New York Daily News goes after Colorado reps Scott Tipton, Mike Coffman, Cory Gardner and Doug Lamborn for voting against Hurricane Sandy funds but crowing when they got cash for flood relief. Denver Urbanism's Ryan Mulligan on Eagle pr ... More >>
Denver blog posts are juiced on words. Big Media's Jason Salzman on ads for a measure to "prosecute people who commit crimes against 'unborn human beings.'" Denver PR blog touts a comprehensive media list on Twitter. Mile High Hockey fan poster Roynnabe33's open letter to Patrick Roy: Save us, ag ... More >>
Goalies aren't exactly known for fighting. But as you can see by some of the many videos on view below, Patrick Roy, among the best players to ever wear a Colorado Avalanche sweater, wasn't afraid to throw down. He'll need that bare-knuckle passion now that he's finally accepted the job as the Avs' ... More >>
We're memorializing Denver blog posts. South Stands Denver's Colin Daniels fears Kroenke Entertainment may be okay with essentially swapping Nuggets exec Masai Ujiri for new Avalanche coach Patrick Roy. Colorado Pols: Steve Laffey exits the clown car. Denver Frank presents a pie with an attitude.
It's an all-sports edition of Denver blogs. Mile High Hockey's Steve House on rumors that Patrick Roy will be named to coach the Avs. Purple Row's Bryan Kilpatrick likes what he sees from Rockies third baseman Nolan Arenado. Mile High Report's Bronco Mike on Rahim Moore coming to grips with mista ... More >>
Denver blog posts surf, even if Charlie don't. Colorado Pols thinks even Dawson didn't cry as much as Republicans did during the 2013 legislative session. At Mile High Mamas, Stephanie Sprenger shares memories of those times that called for an un-fun mommy. Mile High Hockey's Sandie Gauthier thin ... More >>
Whenever the Broncos make a big move, there's always debate. Was drafting Tim Tebow in the first round an unbelievably stupid decision? (There's still plenty of disagreement about this one.) Was paying huge money to Peyton Manning right after neck surgery an unnecessary risk? (It's worked out pretty ... More >>
Matt Duchene. Last night, the Nuggets scored big in the NBA draft, landing North Carolina guard Ty Lawson without giving away a key player. But now comes word, from Denver Post hockey expert Adrian Dater, that the Colorado Avalanche, which has the number three pick in tonight's NHL draft, might shr ... More >>
Photo by Soren McCartyThe Conchords in flight. Did they play "Albi the Racist Dragon?" Today in Backbeat Online: • Over the weekend: Flight of the Conchords at Red Rocks. • Moving Pictures: the Sexy Convicts, Lyin' Bitch, the Get Down, Vitamins, the Swayback, Ian Cooke, Young Coyotes. • Over ... More >>
Patrick Roy. The Colorado Avs managed to work their way back onto the first pages of sports sections in recent days by leaking info about a meeting between legendary goalie Patrick Roy and Avs president Pierre Lacroix, presumably spurred by the open general manager position -- and the excitement th ... More >>
Photo by Jon SolomonGene Ween, music machine. Welcome to the working week. Today in Backbeat Online: • Over the weekend: Gene Ween at the Walnut Room and b.side in Boulder. • Rumors of Tickle Me Pink's breakup completely unfounded. • Wentworth Kersey gives away new CD at St. Mark's. • Tech ... More >>
The Colorado Avalanche ended their 2008-2009 season in appropriate fashion, winding up on the short end of a 1-0 loss to the St. Louis Blues -- and a sidebar about the game by Denver Post hockey scribe Adrian Dater is freighted with symbolism about the future. Joe Sakic, the heartbeat of the Avs thr ... More >>
I'll admit to taking no small amount of pleasure from having watched Patrick Roy raise fists against Red Wings goaltenders Mike Vernon and Chris Osgood on two separate and glorious occasions. Anyone who straps on a red helmet against the Avs is easy to hate. But, given Roy's off-ice history of viole ... More >>
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