Avalanche History

Perhaps the greatest defenseman in National Hockey League history hit a pair of milestones, with two different teams, on this date. Plus, the Nassau Coliseum hosted a handful of memorable moments and a current general manager built his Hall of Fame credentials during his playing career. Orr Makes Even More History When you had the
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Some of the greatest players in National Hockey League history had big moments on this date. The records for the most wins by a goaltender and points by a defenseman were both broken and the first European-born player to score 500 goals hit his milestone. Roy Sets All-Time Wins Mark Patrick Roy made 27 saves,
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The Colorado Avalanche used to be known for a lot of things. Championship caliber hockey, fierce competition and, of course, a front office that could pull off some of the best and most unlikely trades possible. Acquiring the likes of Patrick Roy, Claude Lemieux, Rob Blake, Ray Bourque and others to help the Avalanche win
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July 1 has been a big news day for the National Hockey League in recent years thanks to the start of free agency. In addition to some big contracts getting signed, this date has also seen the birth of three different Hall of Fame forwards. Free Agency Frenzy July 1 has been the opening of
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The Colorado Avalanche share a 40-year history with the Quebec Nordiques, including a checkered record concerning draft selections. The Nordiques joined the NHL for the 1979 season and played 16 seasons before relocating to Denver, becoming the Colorado Avalanche. While the location changed, the draft classes share a hit-or-miss track record. In breaking down the
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Since beginning play in the 1917-18 season, the NHL and it’s teams have seen drastic changes as well as improvements regarding team uniforms. Not only have jersey designs changed throughout history, but so too has technology, with development constantly adapting to bring players ultimate benefits without inhibiting their skill or style of play. Typically, NHL team uniforms and
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May 29 has proven to be a very eventful date in the history of the National Hockey League. The greatest player to ever play shattering the dreams of one the Original Six franchises was just one of many Stanley Cup playoff moments to occur on this date. The Great One Breaks Hearts in Toronto The
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May 28 has given us a lot of National Hockey League memories through the decades. Among them are two Hall of Famers calling it a career, numerous Stanley Cup Final victories and a huge swing and miss in the draft. Roy Hangs Them Up Whether you loved or hated Patrick Roy during his playing days,
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Today’s history lesson is full of great Stanley Cup playoff memories including some exciting overtime goals, huge offensive performances and big-time goaltending. Plus, a Hall of Famer and favorite in Motown is celebrating another trip around the sun. It’s “The Captain’s” Birthday Happy Birthday, Stevie Y! (Photo by Bruce Bennett Studios via Getty Images Studios/Getty
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This date has given us a little bit of everything over the years, including some very late regular-season games as well as Stanley Cup playoff milestones. Also, one of the greatest blueliners in National Hockey League history is celebrating his 50th trip around the sun. Goalie Power On April 28, 1970, Jacques Plante recorded his
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