O’Reilly not viewed as a player who can transition to wing

The consensus is 22 year old center Ryan O’Reilly has played his last game as a Colorado Avalanche as the relationship between O’Reilly and Av’s management is believed to be ruined after numerous low ball offers by the Avalanche brass. Although no trade is believed to be imminent, the Avalanche have begun shopping O’Reilly to

NHL Free Agency Buzz: Vrbata viewed as a fit in Pittsburgh

Latest Buzz on Vrbata, Markov, Fleishmann, Richards & more “Complete player” Vrbata could surface as target If the Penguins don’t resign Tyler Kennedy and fail to bring in Jaromir Jagr, a name who could surface on their radar is Phoenix Coyotes right winger Radim Vrbata, assuming the term (2 years) and price makes sense. Vrbata

Busy day of moves as Boston lands Kaberle and Wheeler is shipped off to Atlanta

A busy day of moves in the National Hockey League and it’s not even 2:00 p.m. as Tomas Kaberle has been officially traded to the Boston Bruins. The Bruins landed their coveted puck moving defenseman and the Maple Leafs will receive prospect Joe Colborne, the Bruins’ first round pick in 2011 and a conditional 2nd

Post-Game Notebook: Penguins take over in third period, beat Av’s 4-1

Penguins have won 8 of 10 Sidney Crosby had two goals and an assist and Bill Guerin added a power play goal in the third period as the Pittsburgh Penguins defeated the Colorado Avalanche 4-1 Thursday night at Mellon Arena. The Avalanche in the midst of back-to-back games, played a tight defensive game but Pittsburgh

Colorado @ Pittsburgh pre-game buzz; Goligoski out; Hejduk (GTD)

Colorado (15-8-6) @ Pittsburgh (19-9-0) The Colorado Avalanche have been the surprise of the NHL, jumping out to a 15-8-6 record. Many NHL pundits predicted a rebuilding year for the Av’s. The Av’s hot start has them one point out of first place in the Northwest division but Colorado has a lot to prove moving

NHL Draft: Islanders win draft lottery

1. New York Islanders 2. Tampa Bay Lightning 3. Colorado Avalanche 4. Atlanta Thrashers 5. Los Angeles Kings 6. Phoenix Coyotes 7. Toronto Maple Leafs 8. Dallas Stars 9. Ottawa Senators 10. Edmonton Oilers 11. Nashville Predators 12. Minnesota Wild 13. Buffalo Sabres 14. Florida Panthers Top Prospects

NHL: Avalanche fire GM Francois Giguere

The Colorado Avalanche fired general manager Francois Giguere on Monday after posting a 32-45-5 record. Team president Pierre Lacroix said the fans and management “deserved better” “We are too proud of what we have accomplished in this market to ignore where we are and what happened in just a very short period of time,” Lacroix

Blue Jackets, Leafs, Avalanche, Senators in Tyler Bozak’s top 5

University of Denver forward Tyler Bozak has received over 20 offers but a source close to Bozak indicates he has trimmed his list down to 6 teams with the Ottawa Senators and Toronto Maple Leafs leading the pack. Colorado, Anaheim and the Blue Jackets are two of the other six teams Bozak is considering. Bozak