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Professional Hockey

  • Blogs

    June 3, 2009

    Denver Blogs: The prettiest stimulus package ever

    Rocky Mountain National Park We read the local blogs so you don't have to, although we recommend it, 'cause there's some decent stuff in there sometimes. Send links we may have missed to this guy. At Colorado's national parks, free is the new fee this summer. (Colorado Independent) An (ahem) Aval ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 11, 2009

    Do former Avs coaches hold key to Patrick Roy's return?

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    April 14, 2009

    Colorado Avalanche's Pierre Lacroix finds a scapegoat in GM Francois Giguere

    A Flickr photoDarcy Tucker, big buck-er. As noted in a blog yesterday, the end of a pathetic season by the Colorado Avalanche prompted a collective yawn by most mainstream sports fans -- a reaction that should worry Avs management. However, the person most likely to be punished for the team's perfo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 13, 2009

    As sad season ends, Colorado Avalanche fall off fan radar

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    March 11, 2009

    The women of the Denver Dream will play football in their underwear at Dick's Park

    So it's pretty much the worst time in fifty years to run a sports league (NHL, anyone?). And women sports leagues have a tendency to go over like herpes at a makeout party (WUSA, anyone?). And leagues that feature a novel concept but a subpar product tend to die painful deaths (Arena Football, anyon ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 23, 2009

    Denver Blogs: A green Aspen?

    Our daily slosh through the blogosphere. Send links here. Aspen: Where the beer flows like wine, and where they swear they're going green. (Colorado Independent) The Avs do their best Rockies' impression, shop Ryan Smyth. (Avs Talk) Colorado gets the shaft from the stimulus package. So that's why ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 16, 2009

    At last, the Avs give Mike Haynes something to scream about

    Among the more distressing things about the Colorado Avalanche's mediocre season to date -- the team's currently last in the Northwest Division, a whopping 18 points beyond first-place Calgary -- is the precipitous decline in Altitude TV broadcaster Mike Haynes' chances to celebrate. Haynes, who was ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 5, 2009

    Denver Blogs: Bring back Celebrity Sports Center

    A daily perusal of local bloggage. Enlighten us with your favorite links, please. Ah, the good old days, when Jack Benny and George Burns owned a bowling alley in Denver. (Buckfifty.org) The State Senate debates a bill to provide domestic-abuse help for military families -- a good idea, because ho ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 27, 2008
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    May 5, 2008
  • Blogs

    April 18, 2008

    Who's Scary Now?

    Yet again the little-dog yapping of the Minnesota Mild has gone for naught. As we discussed yesterday, the would-be Hanson Brothers of the Great White North -- Derek Boogaard, Chris Simon and Todd Fedoruk -- were itching for a fight last night. Instead, the Bruised Brothers got a big, bad dose of Ir ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 17, 2008

    "The Iron League, Huh? Lotta Fights?"

    What is it with these people from Minnesota, where the once-proud Minnesota North Stars have been replaced by the dainty Minnesota Mild? Our sister paper in Minneapolis (and we do mean sister), City Pages, posts this story suggesting that the Avs are "pussies" because the great goon squad of Derek ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 7, 2008

    Who's Afraid of the Big, Bad, Boogaard?

    As the Colorado Avalanche prepares for its opening-round playoff game against the Minnesota Wild Wednesday night in St. Paul, the smell of musky machismo is wafting this way from the great white north. Specifically, the stench of promised payback is emanating from six-foot-seven-inch, 258-pound Sas ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 27, 2008

    Avalanche Get the Band Back Together

    The Avalanche have been very good to us. When the team arrived from Quebec in 1996, they showed up with a pair of first ballot hall-of-famers, almost immediately traded for another, won us our first major sports championship and galvanized a latent hockey base that has since become one of the most v ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 6, 2008
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    January 31, 2008
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    January 12, 2008
  • Blogs

    January 3, 2008

    Best of Denver Winners from 1996

    In 1996, Westword published its thirteenth Best of Denver issue, a celebration of the city that saluted everything from Best Yuppie on a Harley (then-senator Ben Nighthorse Campbell, who posed for a Banana Republic ad) to the Best New Public Art (Mark di Suvero’s still-controversial “Lao Tzu”) ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 18, 2007

    Sports Town USA Sippin' on Some Sizzur

    With the Rockies in the World Series (it still feels weird to type that) and the Broncos two last second field goals from 0-5, Denver’s sports hierarchy is in disarray. But lost somewhere between the praise and the panic are the Colorado Avalanche and the Denver Nuggets, the two teams usually on t ... More >>

  • Calendar

    September 27, 2007

    Secret Agents

    The Colorado Avalanche season starts tonight.

  • Blogs

    September 10, 2007
  • Calendar

    February 1, 2007
  • Calendar

    September 29, 2005

    Day-by-Day Picks

    From the week of September 29, 2005

  • Music

    September 8, 2005

    Chad VanGaalen

    Friday, September 9, Larimer Lounge, 303-291-1007.

  • Calendar

    July 14, 2005

    Fish Shtick

    The new, tastier Downtown Aquarium opens with some mouth-watering temptation.

  • Sports & Recreation

    March 24, 2005

    Best Av-Not

    Peter Forsberg
    Modo (Sweden)

  • Sports & Recreation

    March 24, 2005

    Best Happy (Hockey) Ending on TV

    Classic Avalanche games on Altitude

  • Sports & Recreation

    March 24, 2005
  • News

    December 16, 2004

    The Message

    Pucked Up

  • News

    October 28, 2004

    Ice Follies

    Fans chill as pro hockey pucks up.

  • Music

    October 7, 2004

    Northern Exposure

    Canada's Sam Roberts is determined to rock the Lower 48.

  • News

    August 26, 2004

    The Message

    Stan's Plan

  • News

    June 24, 2004

    Westword Music Showcase 2004

    Fifty bands. Ten stages. Five bucks. Be there.

  • Sports & Recreation

    March 25, 2004
  • News

    March 11, 2004

    The Message

    On the Mike

  • Dining

    February 12, 2004

    Drunk of the Week

    Blue Sky Grill

  • Dining

    January 22, 2004

    Sweating the Small Stuff

    Simplicity was one of Hanson's virtues -- until that last supper got away.

  • Dining

    January 15, 2004

    Drunk of the Week

    Cadillac Jack's

  • News

    January 8, 2004

    Cross-Dress for Success

    To Bill, with love

  • News

    December 25, 2003

    Year in Review: Pop Quiz

    Consider this your final exam on the past year. Cheating is encouraged, bribes will be accepted -- and grades will be posted at City Hall.

  • News

    November 27, 2003

    Equal Time

    Girls are no longer iced out of competitive hockey.

  • News

    September 25, 2003

    Paging Lord Stanley

    The rejuvenated Avs look like the real thing in the Pepsi Center.

  • Calendar

    September 4, 2003
  • News

    May 8, 2003

    Look Out!

    Losing two superstars would trigger an Avalanche slide.

  • Sports & Recreation

    March 27, 2003

    Best Av

    Peter Forsberg

  • Sports & Recreation

    March 27, 2003

    Best Coach -- Professional

    Tony Granato
    Colorado Avalanche

  • Sports & Recreation

    March 27, 2003
  • Dining

    September 19, 2002
  • Music

    June 6, 2002

    Backwash

    Local musicians learn to play ball in a town that prefers sports to songs.

  • News

    May 9, 2002

    A Gumper Stumper

    So you think you know hockey, eh? Here's a quiz to see if you Av half a brain.

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