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 >>
New Colorado Avalanche coach Joe Sacco in an image from the Avs' website. The Colorado Avalanche didn't wait long after the sacking of beleaguered good-guy coach Tony Granato to name his replacement. Yesterday, the team introduced new head man Joe Sacco, who most recently helmed the Lake Erie Monst ... More >>
Scotty "Magic Cyclops" Ramone. Sorry to interrupt you.... Today in Backbeat Online: • Goodbye, Magic Cyclops. Hello, Scotty Ramone. • Rainbow Music Hall now officially only a memory. • Paper Bird in search of intriguing, suitable adjective. • The Fray's not-so-secret dress rehearsal. • M ... More >>
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 >>
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 >>
The rejuvenated Avs look like the real thing in the Pepsi Center.
Losing two superstars would trigger an Avalanche slide.