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Not that there's been much question who had final say in the Avs' front office, but now "Super" Joe Sakic has the official title for all to see.

Adrian Dater passed along the note after scanning the Avs' site. Sakic is also still the Executive Vice President of Hockey Operations, while Greg Sherman is now offically the Assistant GM and Alternant Govenor. Now you know who to call if you want to make a deal.
Sep 19 - 9:41 PM

Jamie McGinn missed the opening day of Avalanche training camp with a back injury.

McGinn is still recovering from off-season back surgery. Avs head coach Patrick Roy said that McGinn is day-to-day. The 26-year-old had 19 goals and 38 points for Colorado last season.
Source: Denver Post
Sep 19 - 7:46 PM

John Mitchell did not participate in on-ice activities with the Colorado Avalanche on Friday.

Mitchell has been suffering from migraines that Avalanche head coach Patrick Roy says are unrelated to the concussion he suffered last season. The 29-year-old forward is considered day-to-day at this point.
Source: Denver Post
Sep 19 - 7:32 PM

Joe Sakic is now the general manager of the Colorado Avalanche.

The former Avalanche GM, Greg Sherman, will stay on as the team's assistant general manager. While we can't know what goes on in the Avalanche's organization behind closed doors, from the outside looking in, this looks like just a change on paper. Sakic already outranked Sherman as the executive vice president of hockey operations (a title Sakic still holds) and had been the public face on the team's front office for some time now.
Source: Denver Post
Sep 19 - 4:02 PM

Coach Patrick Roy said that Reto Berra went through the same off-season training with goalie coach Francois Allaire that Semyon Varlamov did prior to the 2013-14 season.

"It worked really well for Varly last year, and we hope it has the same affect on (Berra)," Roy said. The Avalanche need Berra to be better than he was during his first NHL season if he's going to play 15-25 games as Varlamov's backup.
Source: Denver Post
Sep 19 - 9:23 AM

Jarome Iginla will skate alongside Matt Duchene and Ryan O'Reilly during his first season in Colorado.

Coach Patrick Roy has already revealed how he wants his top-two lines to look prior to the start of practices at training camp. "It's exciting to get going and to be able to play with such good young players," said Iginla. "I feel like I can still do the things I've always done, but I know there will be so many other good players around me." The veteran winger was successful last season on Boston's top line with David Krejci and Milan Lucic and he should be productive again in 2014-15.
Source: Denver Post
Sep 19 - 9:11 AM

Coach Patrick Roy intends to play Nathan MacKinnon between Gabriel Landeskog and Alex Tanguay this seaason.

MacKinnon played center and the wing during his rookie campaign, but he looked more comfortable away from the middle. Still, that doesn't mean that he can't adjust to the position. The dynamic 19-year-old amassed 24 goals and 63 points in 82 games last season and he appears to be on the fast track to stardom in the NHL.
Source: Denver Post
Sep 19 - 9:07 AM

John Mitchell has been experiencing migraines, which could put him on the sidelines when camp opens on Friday.

He had a concussion at the end of the 2013-14 campaign. Mitchell was back on the ice Tuesday for an informal skate, but this setback could cost him some preparation time for the upcoming season.
Source: Denver Post
Sep 18 - 5:57 PM

Jamie McGinn may miss the start of training camp with a back injury.

He registered 19 goals and 38 points in 79 games last season. McGinn inked a two-year contract extension with the Avalanche back in June.
Source: Denver Post
Sep 18 - 5:51 PM

Patrick Bordeleau underwent off-season back surgery.

He's expected to miss about three months of the season. Bordeleau picked up 11 points and 115 penalty minutes in 82 games last year as the Avalanche's resident enforcer.
Source: Denver Post
Sep 18 - 5:44 PM

Cody Corbett is thrilled to be attending Colorado's training camp.

Three years ago, he couldn't find an NCAA program, but the undrafted defenseman has improved each season in the WHL while playing for Edmonton Oil Kings. Corbett posted 17 goals and 61 points in 65 games from the back end last year. He has a three-year, $1.85 million contract with the Avalanche and is ready to begin his pro career in the minors.
Source: Denver Post
Sep 18 - 12:11 PM

John Mitchell participated in an informal skate on Tuesday.

He missed the last two games of the regular season and all seven of Colorado's playoff contests due to a concussion. Mitchell will probably be looking for the green light to take contact when the Avalanche meet for physicals on Thursday.
Source: Denver Post
Sep 17 - 11:49 AM

Alex Tanguay skated with his teammates on Tuesday in an informal workout.

He missed most of the 2013-14 campaign because of injury, but we should know more about how feels heading into this season after the Avalanche get together for physicals and other fitness testing on Thursday morning.
Source: Denver Post
Sep 17 - 11:44 AM

Duncan Siemens isn't expected to be on Colorado's roster for the start of the season, but he could be one of the first call ups from the minors.

There just isn't enough room for him on the Avalanche with nine defensemen on one-way contracts, in addition to Nick Holden and Stefan Elliott on two-way deals. He was limited to 46 games during the 2013-14 campaign with Lake Erie of the AHL because of a knee injury. Siemens is hoping to be able to make his NHL debut at some point in 2014-15.
Source: Denver Post
Sep 16 - 8:07 AM

Joey Hishon likely has the best shot at making the Avalanche amongst the organization's pool of rookies, as the 2010 first-round pick will come to training camp with a lot to offer Colorado if he stays healthy.

Hishon, 22, is a fierce and energetic forward who can skate and score at a high level. Hishon is a productive center but has been plagued by significant injuries through each of the last four seasons. When healthy, the 5’10, 175 pounder knows how to generate offense, but will have to show some poise during training camp if he hopes to work amongst the Avs' gifted group of forwards.
Sep 14 - 11:03 AM


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