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NHL Team On Thin Ice

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 06.19.2012 | Business

At best, the NHL's New Jersey Devils franchise has serious cash-flow problems. At worst, it could be taken over by the league if owner Jeff Vanderbeek...

Kings Call Out Devils On Twitter

Posted 05.29.2012 | Sports

The Los Angeles Kings aren't waiting for the puck to drop in Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Finals on Wednesday before taking a swipe that the New Jersey D...

Avs Playoff Hopes End

AP | PAT GRAHAM | Posted 04.06.2012 | Denver

DENVER -- Cam Atkinson scored three goals and Steve Mason stopped 35 shots, helping the Columbus Blue Jackets put an end to Colorado's postseason aspi...

Capitals, Panthers Make Playoffs

AP | JOSEPH WHITE | Posted 04.05.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- The Florida Panthers ended one of the longest playoff droughts in major North American sports Thursday night despite a 4-2 loss to the W...

WATCH: Avs Lose To Devils In Shootout

AP | Posted 03.16.2012 | Denver

NEWARK, N.J. -- Ilya Kovalchuk and Zach Parise scored in the shootout to give the New Jersey Devils a 1-0 win over the Colorado Avalanche on Thursday ...

WATCH: Varlamov Leads Avs To Win In Shootout

AP | By PAT GRAHAM | Posted 03.11.2012 | Denver

DENVER -- Milan Hejduk and Peter Mueller scored in the shootout and Semyon Varlamov stopped both shots he faced and the Colorado Avalanche held off th...

A 21st Century Hockey Hero... Brendan Burke

Mark Leiren-Young | Posted 05.09.2012 | Sports
Mark Leiren-Young

Brendan Burke publicly talked about the challenges of being a gay hockey player in November 2009 when he was managing the hockey team at Ohio's Miami University.

Avs Fourth Straight Win Secures Playoff Spot

AP | PAT GRAHAM | Posted 04.29.2012 | Denver

DENVER — Ryan O'Reilly broke a tie 37 seconds into the third period and Semyon Varlamov stopped 27 shots, helping the Colorado Avalanche beat th...

Avs Shut Out Blue Jackets

AP | By RUSTY MILLER | Posted 02.25.2012 | Denver

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- David Jones scored twice and had an assist and Semyon Valamov turned away 28 shots Friday night to lead the Colorado Avalanche to a ...

Avs Get Their Mojo Back

AP | By PAT GRAHAM | Posted 02.11.2012 | Denver

DENVER -- Ryan O'Reilly scored on a slap shot with 1.2 seconds remaining in overtime and Jean-Sebastien Giguere stopped a season-high 39 shots in the ...

Red Hot Wings Win 17 Straight At Home

AP | By LARRY LAGE | Posted 01.24.2012 | Detroit

DETROIT -- Pavel Datsyuk and Johan Franzen scored in the second period, and the Detroit Red Wings beat the St. Louis Blues 3-1 on Monday night for the...

Elbowed Nicklas Backstrom Returns To Practice

AP | Posted 01.05.2012 | DC

ARLINGTON, Va. -- Washington Capitals center Nicklas Backstrom is practicing again, two days after taking an elbow to the head. Backstrom took part i...

Varlamov Makes 25 Saves, Helps Lift Avs Over Coyotes

AP | Posted 12.30.2011 | Denver

DENVER -- Semyon Varlamov made 25 saves, Gabriel Landeskog had a goal and an assist, and the Colorado Avalanche beat the Phoenix Coyotes 3-2 on Thursd...

Red Wings Beat Oilers 3-2

AP | Posted 12.20.2011 | Detroit

EDMONTON, Alberta -- Drew Miller scored with 4:15 remaining in the third period and the Detroit Red Wings beat the Edmonton Oilers 3-2 Monday night. ...

WATCH: Avs Ground Flyers In Shootout

AP | Posted 12.20.2011 | Denver

DENVER -- Ryan O'Reilly scored in the first round of a shootout and the Colorado Avalanche beat Philadelphia Flyers 3-2 Monday night for their sixth c...

Hockey Players, Puppies Join Forces For Good Cause (PHOTOS)

The Huffington Post | Posted 12.14.2011 | DC

WASHINGTON -- The Washington Capitals have released their 2012 charity calendar benefiting the Washington Animal Rescue League. The 2012 Caps Cani...

WATCH: Avs Epic Shootout Against Sharks

AP | Posted 12.14.2011 | Denver

DENVER -- Semyon Varlamov made 27 saves, Gabriel Landeskog scored the decisive goal in a shootout and the Colorado Avalanche beat the San Jose Sharks ...

Avs Continue To Struggle On The Road

AP | Posted 12.10.2011 | Denver

EDMONTON, Alberta -- Sam Gagner scored a pair of goals and added an assist and the Edmonton Oilers snapped a two-game losing skid with a 4-1 victory o...

Avalanche Take Out Red Wings

AP | Posted 12.05.2011 | Denver

DENVER -- Ryan O'Reilly had two goals, Semyon Varlamov made 27 saves and the Colorado Avalanche beat Detroit 4-2 on Sunday night to end the Red Wings'...

Shootout Shut-Out

AP | Posted 12.03.2011 | Denver

DENVER -- Ryan O'Reilly scored the tying goal and then added another in the shootout to lift the Colorado Avalanche to a 3-2 victory over the St. Loui...

WATCH: Avalanche Bury The Devils

AP | Posted 12.01.2011 | Denver

DENVER -- Ryan O'Reilly had a goal and two assists, Semyon Varlamov made 18 saves, and the Colorado Avalanche beat the New Jersey Devils 6-1 on Wednes...

Caps Fall To Blues 2-1 In Hunter's D.C. Coaching Debut

AP | JOSEPH WHITE | Posted 01.29.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON — If Dale Hunter needs a role model as a new coach trying to make the Washington Capitals play better defense and with more confidenc...

Ron Dicker

NBA Won't Have To Jump Through Hoops To Win Back Fans

HuffingtonPost.com | Ron Dicker | Posted 11.29.2011 | Business

NBA attendance could catch up to pre-lockout numbers faster than it takes LeBron James' pregame chalk toss to settle. That's because fans seem to easi...

WATCH: Barch Gets Clobbered By McLeod In 1st Period

AP | Posted 11.29.2011 | Denver

DENVER -- Andrew Raycroft stopped 35 shots for his first win in nearly a year, and the Dallas Stars beat the Colorado Avalanche 3-1 on Monday night. ...

Red Wings Top Predators With Help Of 2 Filppula Goals

AP | Posted 11.27.2011 | Detroit

DETROIT -- Valtteri Filppula scored twice to lead the Detroit Red Wings to their fifth straight win, 4-1 over the Nashville Predators on Saturday nigh...