16-12-2004 Dan Hinote frustrated
Colorado Avalanche right wing Dan Hinote feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a core player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a regular player.

A native of USA, Dan Hinote was originally drafted to the NHL by the Colorado Avalanche in the 7th round of the 1996 entry draft. He has appeared in 385 NHL games during his career, notching 29 goals and adding 48 assists along with 162 penalty minutes. The 27 year old right wing has played 32 games with the Colorado Avalanche this season, totalling 3+3=6 with 13 PIM.


15-12-2004 Darcy Hordichuk frustrated
Colorado Avalanche left wing Darcy Hordichuk feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a core player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of Canada, Darcy Hordichuk was originally drafted to the NHL by the Atlanta Thrashers in the 6th round of the 2000 entry draft. He has appeared in 261 NHL games during his career, notching 21 goals and adding 30 assists along with 184 penalty minutes. The 24 year old left wing has played 32 games with the Colorado Avalanche this season, totalling 5+4=9 with 12 PIM.


13-12-2004 Brett Clark frustrated
Colorado Avalanche defenseman Brett Clark feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a core player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a regular player.

A native of Canada, Brett Clark was originally drafted to the NHL by the Montreal Canadiens in the 6th round of the 1996 entry draft. He has appeared in 227 NHL games during his career, notching 6 goals and adding 15 assists along with 58 penalty minutes. The 27 year old defenseman has not yet played for the Colorado Avalanche this season. He has played 27 games with the Hershey Bears this season, totalling 3+5=8 with 22 PIM.


11-12-2004 Weekly team report
Who's hot

Shean Donovan is looking steady with 3 points in 4 games last week. Bates Battaglia is looking good with a 3 game point scoring streak with 1 game goalstreak. Alex Tanguay is looking steady with 4 points in 4 games last week. Milan Hejduk is looking steady with 3 points in 4 games last week. Adam Foote is looking steady with 3 points in 4 games last week. Mike Sillinger is looking good with a 3 game point scoring streak with 1 game goalstreak.

Who's cold

Chris Drury has lost his sights and is now 5 games without a goal. Dan Hinote has lost his sights and is now 6 games without a goal. Kris Beech has lost his sights and is now 10 games without a goal. Radim Vrbata has lost his sights and is now 8 games without a goal. Peter Budaj hasn't got a chance to start in the last five games. Mikko Viitanen has been a healthy scratch in his last five games. James Wisniewski has played 11 games without a goal. Matt Greene has played 10 games without a goal. Mike Green has played 30 games without a goal.

Trainer's room

No injuries at the moment.



10-12-2004 Steve Moore resumes full training.
Hershey Bears center Steve Moore has resumed full training after his injury.

7-12-2004 Brett Clark frustrated
Colorado Avalanche defenseman Brett Clark feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a core player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a regular player.

A native of Canada, Brett Clark was originally drafted to the NHL by the Montreal Canadiens in the 6th round of the 1996 entry draft. He has appeared in 227 NHL games during his career, notching 6 goals and adding 15 assists along with 58 penalty minutes. The 27 year old defenseman has not yet played for the Colorado Avalanche this season. He has played 23 games with the Hershey Bears this season, totalling 3+4=7 with 22 PIM.


5-12-2004 Team captain meets with Dan Hinote
Team captain Joe Sakic called a short meeting with Dan Hinote after practice today to discuss some issues that have affected his play. I guess they needed someone to take the blame..., said Dan Hinote as he left the ice, ...but I'll take it like a man

5-12-2004 Steve Moore resumes light training.
Hershey Bears center Steve Moore has resumed light training after his injury and is listed day to day.

4-12-2004 Weekly team report
Who's hot

Alex Tanguay is looking steady with 3 points in 3 games last week. Joe Sakic is looking red hot with a 7 game point streak. Rob Blake is looking good with a 3 game point scoring streak with 2 game goalstreak.

Who's cold

Shean Donovan has lost his sights and is now 6 games without a goal. Kris Beech has lost his sights and is now 6 games without a goal. Peter Budaj hasn't got a chance to start in the last five games. Mikko Viitanen has been a healthy scratch in his last five games.

Trainer's room

No injuries at the moment.



3-12-2004 Mikhail Kuleshov injured.
Mikhail Kuleshov of Hershey Bears suffered injury during tonights minorleague game against the Hartford Wolfpack. He is expected to be sidelined for a couple of months . Last time I was injured in that area I came back too soon. I'm not going to come back until I'm able to go 100%, he said when he was taken off the ice.

28-11-2004 Alex Tanguay frustrated
Colorado Avalanche left wing Alex Tanguay feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a franchise player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of Canada, Alex Tanguay was originally drafted to the NHL by the Colorado Avalanche in the 1st round of the 1998 entry draft. He has appeared in 418 NHL games during his career, notching 124 goals and adding 196 assists along with 128 penalty minutes. The 25 year old left wing has played 23 games with the Colorado Avalanche this season, totalling 6+10=16 with 15 PIM.


27-11-2004 Weekly team report
Who's hot

Joe Sakic is looking good with a 4 game point scoring streak with 1 game goalstreak. Milan Hejduk is looking good with 3 points in 2 games last week. Radim Vrbata is looking good with 3 points in 2 games last week.

Who's cold

Bates Battaglia has lost his sights and is now 7 games without a goal. Dan Hinote has lost his sights and is now 9 games without a goal. Peter Budaj hasn't got a chance to start in the last five games.

Trainer's room

No injuries at the moment.



24-11-2004 Team captain meets with Dan Hinote
Following the team's recent 4-2 win against Columbus Blue Jackets on 22-11-2004, Colorado Avalanche captain Joe Sakic and Dan Hinote did not leave the dressing room for some time. I think it was time to get some things out of the way, said Joe Sakic

24-11-2004 Brett Clark frustrated
Colorado Avalanche defenseman Brett Clark feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a core player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a regular player.

A native of Canada, Brett Clark was originally drafted to the NHL by the Montreal Canadiens in the 6th round of the 1996 entry draft. He has appeared in 227 NHL games during his career, notching 6 goals and adding 15 assists along with 58 penalty minutes. The 27 year old defenseman has not yet played for the Colorado Avalanche this season. He has played 18 games with the Hershey Bears this season, totalling 3+2=5 with 22 PIM.


22-11-2004 Joe Sakic reaches a milestone !
Joe Sakic scored the 1400th point of his career in tonight's game against the Columbus Blue Jackets on a goal by Milan Hejduk. There's no 'I' in team and we have to get everyone playing the same system. It's not enough to just play a solid 20 or 40 minutes of hockey - you have to play 60. Hey, you know what? I forgot the question, our record breaker told a Hockey Night in Canada reporter..

A native of Canada, Joe Sakic was originally drafted to the NHL by the Colorado Avalanche in the 1st round of the 1987 entry draft. He has appeared in 1205 NHL games during his career, notching 559 goals and adding 841 assists along with 408 penalty minutes. The 35 year old center has played 21 games with the Colorado Avalanche this season, totalling 8+12=20 with 0 PIM.


20-11-2004 Weekly team report
Who's hot

Alex Tanguay is looking steady with 3 points in 3 games last week. Joe Sakic is looking steady with 3 points in 3 games last week. Chris Drury is looking good with 4 points in 3 games last week. Radim Vrbata is looking steady with 3 points in 3 games last week.

Who's cold

Bates Battaglia has lost his sights and is now 5 games without a goal. Dan Hinote has lost his sights and is now 7 games without a goal. Milan Hejduk has lost his sights and is now 7 games without a goal. Steve Reinprecht has lost his sights and is now 6 games without a goal. Wes Walz has lost his sights and is now 10 games without a goal. Peter Budaj hasn't got a chance to start in the last five games.

Trainer's room

No injuries at the moment.



19-11-2004 Dan Hinote frustrated
Colorado Avalanche right wing Dan Hinote feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a core player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a regular player.

A native of USA, Dan Hinote was originally drafted to the NHL by the Colorado Avalanche in the 7th round of the 1996 entry draft. He has appeared in 374 NHL games during his career, notching 28 goals and adding 48 assists along with 158 penalty minutes. The 27 year old right wing has played 21 games with the Colorado Avalanche this season, totalling 2+3=5 with 9 PIM.


16-11-2004 Brett Clark frustrated
Colorado Avalanche defenseman Brett Clark feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a core player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a regular player.

A native of Canada, Brett Clark was originally drafted to the NHL by the Montreal Canadiens in the 6th round of the 1996 entry draft. He has appeared in 227 NHL games during his career, notching 6 goals and adding 15 assists along with 58 penalty minutes. The 27 year old defenseman has not yet played for the Colorado Avalanche this season. He has played 16 games with the Hershey Bears this season, totalling 2+1=3 with 22 PIM.


16-11-2004 Colorado Avalanche trade
Colorado Avalanche traded Jason Smith and Mark Popovic to Washington Capitals for WSH's round 2 pick in 2005

15-11-2004 Steve Reinprecht frustrated
Colorado Avalanche right wing Steve Reinprecht feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a franchise player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a core player.

A native of Canada, Steve Reinprecht, was originally signed as a free agent to the NHL. He has appeared in 356 NHL games during his career, notching 96 goals and adding 96 assists along with 65 penalty minutes. The 28 year old right wing has played 19 games with the Colorado Avalanche this season, totalling 5+4=9 with 4 PIM.


14-11-2004 Jay McKee frustrated
Colorado Avalanche defenseman Jay McKee feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a core player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a regular player.

A native of Canada, Jay McKee was originally drafted to the NHL by the Buffalo Sabres in the 1st round of the 1995 entry draft. He has appeared in 564 NHL games during his career, notching 15 goals and adding 84 assists along with 318 penalty minutes. The 27 year old defenseman has played 18 games with the Colorado Avalanche this season, totalling 2+5=7 with 0 PIM.


14-11-2004 Alex Tanguay frustrated
Colorado Avalanche left wing Alex Tanguay feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a franchise player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of Canada, Alex Tanguay was originally drafted to the NHL by the Colorado Avalanche in the 1st round of the 1998 entry draft. He has appeared in 413 NHL games during his career, notching 123 goals and adding 194 assists along with 128 penalty minutes. The 24 year old left wing has played 18 games with the Colorado Avalanche this season, totalling 5+8=13 with 15 PIM.


14-11-2004 Yuri Babenko resumes full training.
Hershey Bears center Yuri Babenko has resumed full training after his injury.

13-11-2004 Team captain meets with Darcy Hordichuk
Following the team's recent 1-3 loss against New Jersey Devils on 13-11-2004, Colorado Avalanche captain Joe Sakic and Darcy Hordichuk were seen outside the dressing room going over some things. He has had some trouble chipping in, so I thought it was time for a little chat, said Joe Sakic

13-11-2004 Weekly team report
Who's hot

Chris Drury is looking steady with 4 points in 4 games last week. Radim Vrbata is looking good with 5 points in 4 games last week.

Who's cold

Joe Sakic has lost his sights and is now 6 games without a goal. Rob Blake has played 10 games without a goal. Wes Walz has lost his sights and is now 7 games without a goal. Kris Beech has lost his sights and is now 6 games without a goal. Peter Budaj hasn't got a chance to start in the last five games. Mikko Viitanen has been a healthy scratch in his last five games.

Trainer's room

No injuries at the moment.



13-11-2004 Jarno Aravirta agrees on a contract.
Jarno Aravirta has signed a one year deal with the Hershey Bears. Financial terms of the deal were not announced.

11-11-2004 Jay McKee frustrated
Colorado Avalanche defenseman Jay McKee feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a core player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a regular player.

A native of Canada, Jay McKee was originally drafted to the NHL by the Buffalo Sabres in the 1st round of the 1995 entry draft. He has appeared in 563 NHL games during his career, notching 14 goals and adding 84 assists along with 318 penalty minutes. The 27 year old defenseman has played 17 games with the Colorado Avalanche this season, totalling 1+5=6 with 0 PIM.


11-11-2004 Yuri Babenko injured.
Yuri Babenko of Hershey Bears suffered injury during tonights minorleague game against the Utah Grizzlies. He is expected to be sidelined for a couple of days . I'll just put some ice on it and it'll be as good as new. It will take more than this to slow me down, were his words after the game.

10-11-2004 Yuri Babenko resumes full training.
Hershey Bears center Yuri Babenko has resumed full training after his injury.

9-11-2004 Jason Ulmer injured.
Jason Ulmer of Hershey Bears suffered chest injury during tonights minorleague game against the Milwaukee Admirals. He is expected to be sidelined for a couple of months . I am sure the doc will fix it and get me back in action in abouth a month, he murmured as he grimaced in pain.

9-11-2004 Yuri Babenko injured.
Yuri Babenko of Hershey Bears suffered injury during tonights minorleague game against the Milwaukee Admirals. He is expected to be sidelined for a couple of days . Nothing serious, but I do remember who hit me and caused the injury, was his answer to a reporter question after the game.

8-11-2004 Mikhail Kuleshov resumes full training.
Hershey Bears left wing Mikhail Kuleshov has resumed full training after his injury.

6-11-2004 Weekly team report
Who's hot

Joe Sakic is looking red hot with a 7 game point streak. Dan Hinote is looking good with a 3 game point scoring streak with 1 game goalstreak. Milan Hejduk is looking good with 4 points in 2 games last week.

Who's cold

Bates Battaglia has lost his sights and is now 6 games without a goal. Patrick Roy has been chilly and allowed 8 goals in 2 games. Radim Vrbata has lost his sights and is now 6 games without a goal. Peter Budaj hasn't got a chance to start in the last five games. Mikko Viitanen has been a healthy scratch in his last five games.

Trainer's room

No injuries at the moment.



3-11-2004 Mikhail Kuleshov resumes light training.
Hershey Bears left wing Mikhail Kuleshov has resumed light training after his injury and is listed day to day.

31-10-2004 Alex Tanguay frustrated
Colorado Avalanche left wing Alex Tanguay feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a franchise player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of Canada, Alex Tanguay was originally drafted to the NHL by the Colorado Avalanche in the 1st round of the 1998 entry draft. He has appeared in 407 NHL games during his career, notching 121 goals and adding 192 assists along with 123 penalty minutes. The 24 year old left wing has played 12 games with the Colorado Avalanche this season, totalling 3+6=9 with 10 PIM.


30-10-2004 Player of the week: Joe Sakic (C)
NHL has awarded Joe Sakic (C) of Colorado Avalanche as Player Of The Week He registered 3 goals and 3 assists for 6 points in 4 games last week. He also had 2 game winning goals.

A native of Canada, Joe Sakic was originally drafted to the NHL by the Colorado Avalanche in the 1st round of the 1987 entry draft. He has appeared in 1196 NHL games during his career, notching 557 goals and adding 835 assists along with 408 penalty minutes. The 35 year old center has played 12 games with the Colorado Avalanche this season, totalling 6+6=12 with 0 PIM.


30-10-2004 Weekly team report
Who's hot

Shean Donovan is looking steady with 3 points in 4 games last week. Alex Tanguay is looking steady with 3 points in 4 games last week. Joe Sakic is looking good with a 5 game point scoring streak with 2 game goalstreak. Milan Hejduk is looking steady with 3 points in 4 games last week. Wes Walz is looking steady with 3 points in 4 games last week. Mark Popovic is looking steady with 4 points in 4 games last week.

Who's cold

Chris Drury has lost his sights and is now 12 games without a goal. Peter Budaj hasn't got a chance to start in the last five games. Mikko Viitanen has been a healthy scratch in his last five games.

Trainer's room

No injuries at the moment.



27-10-2004 Team captain meets with Kris Beech
Following the team's recent 4-2 loss at Chicago Blackhawks on 26-10-2004, Colorado Avalanche captain Joe Sakic and Kris Beech did not leave the dressing room for some time. I think it was time to get some things out of the way, said Joe Sakic

26-10-2004 Milan Hejduk reaches a milestone !
Milan Hejduk scored the 400th point of his career in tonight's game against the Chicago Blackhawks on a feed by Joe Sakic. I just want to thank this great organization for presenting me with the opportunity to play in the NHL, he said after signing autographs for some kids.

A native of Czech, Milan Hejduk was originally drafted to the NHL by the Colorado Avalanche in the 4th round of the 1994 entry draft. He has appeared in 506 NHL games during his career, notching 179 goals and adding 221 assists along with 122 penalty minutes. The 28 year old right wing has played 9 games with the Colorado Avalanche this season, totalling 3+5=8 with 10 PIM.


25-10-2004 Brett Clark frustrated
Colorado Avalanche defenseman Brett Clark feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a core player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a regular player.

A native of Canada, Brett Clark was originally drafted to the NHL by the Montreal Canadiens in the 6th round of the 1996 entry draft. He has appeared in 227 NHL games during his career, notching 6 goals and adding 15 assists along with 58 penalty minutes. The 27 year old defenseman has not yet played for the Colorado Avalanche this season. He has played 5 games with the Hershey Bears this season, totalling 0+0=0 with 2 PIM.


25-10-2004 Rob Blake reaches a milestone !
Rob Blake notched the 400th assist of his career in tonight's game against the St. Louis Blues on a goal by Milan Hejduk. My line mate is so good I just have to throw it his direction and it's in the net. Anyone can look good playing with this guy, he commented during a post game radio interview..

A native of Canada, Rob Blake was originally drafted to the NHL by the Los Angeles Kings in the 4th round of the 1988 entry draft. He has appeared in 933 NHL games during his career, notching 169 goals and adding 400 assists along with 1232 penalty minutes. The 34 year old defenseman has played 8 games with the Colorado Avalanche this season, totalling 1+4=5 with 6 PIM.


24-10-2004 Colorado Avalanche trade
Colorado Avalanche traded Darren Langdon to Minnesota Wild for Bates Battaglia

23-10-2004 Stephane Yelle frustrated
Colorado Avalanche center Stephane Yelle feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a franchise player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a core player.

A native of Canada, Stephane Yelle was originally drafted to the NHL by the New Jersey Devils in the 8th round of the 1992 entry draft. He has appeared in 690 NHL games during his career, notching 65 goals and adding 111 assists along with 256 penalty minutes. The 30 year old center has played 8 games with the Colorado Avalanche this season, totalling 1+0=1 with 2 PIM.


23-10-2004 Weekly team report
Who's hot

Alex Tanguay is looking steady with 3 points in 3 games last week. Joe Sakic is looking steady with 3 points in 3 games last week. Steve Reinprecht is looking steady with 3 points in 3 games last week. Rob Blake is looking steady with 3 points in 3 games last week.

Who's cold

Shean Donovan has lost his sights and is now 8 games without a goal. Bates Battaglia has been a healthy scratch in his last five games. Chris Drury has lost his sights and is now 8 games without a goal. Stephane Yelle has lost his sights and is now 7 games without a goal. Dan Hinote has lost his sights and is now 8 games without a goal. Kris Beech has lost his sights and is now 8 games without a goal. Mikko Viitanen has been a healthy scratch in his last five games.

Trainer's room

No injuries at the moment.



18-10-2004 Steve Moore injured.
Steve Moore of Hershey Bears suffered injury during tonights minorleague game against the Syracuse Crunch. He is expected to be sidelined for a couple of months . We have to play as a team in my absence. We're not playing the system right now and we're only playing 40 minutes of hockey every night, while the other team is playing 60. That's not good enough. I hope we get it in gear by the time I return, he said to the press.

17-10-2004 Steve Reinprecht frustrated
Colorado Avalanche right wing Steve Reinprecht feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a franchise player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a core player.

A native of Canada, Steve Reinprecht, was originally signed as a free agent to the NHL. He has appeared in 343 NHL games during his career, notching 93 goals and adding 95 assists along with 65 penalty minutes. The 28 year old right wing has played 6 games with the Colorado Avalanche this season, totalling 2+3=5 with 4 PIM.


17-10-2004 Adam Foote agrees on a contract.
Adam Foote has signed a $3 000 000 per year, 3 year deal with the Colorado Avalanche. Detailed terms of the deal were not announced.

A native of Canada, Adam Foote was originally drafted to the NHL by the Colorado Avalanche in the 2nd round of the 1989 entry draft. He has appeared in 849 NHL games during his career, notching 37 goals and adding 181 assists along with 1155 penalty minutes. The 33 year old defenseman has played 6 games with the Colorado Avalanche this season, totalling 0+1=1 with 8 PIM.


16-10-2004 Weekly team report
Who's hot

No-one is especially hot at the moment.

Who's cold

Shean Donovan has lost his sights and is now 5 games without a goal. Bates Battaglia has been a healthy scratch in his last five games. Chris Drury has lost his sights and is now 5 games without a goal. Dan Hinote has lost his sights and is now 5 games without a goal. Milan Hejduk has lost his sights and is now 5 games without a goal. Patrick Roy has been chilly and allowed 4 goals in 1 games. Kris Beech has lost his sights and is now 5 games without a goal. Mikko Viitanen has been a healthy scratch in his last five games.

Trainer's room

No injuries at the moment.



15-10-2004 Darcy Hordichuk frustrated
Colorado Avalanche left wing Darcy Hordichuk feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a core player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of Canada, Darcy Hordichuk was originally drafted to the NHL by the Atlanta Thrashers in the 6th round of the 2000 entry draft. He has appeared in 234 NHL games during his career, notching 17 goals and adding 27 assists along with 172 penalty minutes. The 24 year old left wing has played 5 games with the Colorado Avalanche this season, totalling 1+1=2 with 0 PIM.


15-10-2004 Brett Clark resumes full training.
Hershey Bears defenseman Brett Clark has resumed full training after his injury.

10-10-2004 Stephane Yelle frustrated
Colorado Avalanche center Stephane Yelle feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a franchise player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a core player.

A native of Canada, Stephane Yelle was originally drafted to the NHL by the New Jersey Devils in the 8th round of the 1992 entry draft. He has appeared in 685 NHL games during his career, notching 65 goals and adding 111 assists along with 254 penalty minutes. The 30 year old center has played 3 games with the Colorado Avalanche this season, totalling 1+0=1 with 0 PIM.


10-10-2004 Brett Clark resumes light training.
Hershey Bears defenseman Brett Clark has resumed light training after his injury and is listed day to day.

10-10-2004 Mikhail Kuleshov injured.
Mikhail Kuleshov of Hershey Bears suffered injury during tonights minorleague game against the Manitoba Moose. He is expected to be sidelined for almost a month . When you've gone as long as I have without injuries these things are hard to accept, but it's all part of the game, was his comment to the press after leaving the game.

10-10-2004 Brett Clark injured.
Brett Clark of Hershey Bears suffered injury during tonights minorleague game against the Manitoba Moose. He is expected to be sidelined for about a week . Injuries are a part of the game, I'm just happy it's not too serious, he said while limping toward the dressing room.

9-10-2004 Weekly team report
Who's hot

Steve Reinprecht is looking good with 3 points in 2 games last week.

Who's cold

Peter Budaj has been chilly and allowed 9 goals in 2 games.

Trainer's room

No injuries at the moment.



4-10-2004 Steve Reinprecht frustrated
Colorado Avalanche right wing Steve Reinprecht feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a franchise player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a core player.

A native of Canada, Steve Reinprecht, was originally signed as a free agent to the NHL. He has appeared in 338 NHL games during his career, notching 92 goals and adding 92 assists along with 65 penalty minutes. The 28 year old right wing has played 1 games with the Colorado Avalanche this season, totalling 1+0=1 with 4 PIM.


4-10-2004 Adam Foote rejects contract offer.
Adam Foote rejected the $2 500 000 per year, 3 year offer from Colorado Avalanche

3-10-2004 Kris Beech frustrated
Colorado Avalanche center Kris Beech feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a core player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of Canada, Kris Beech was originally drafted to the NHL by the Washington Capitals in the 1st round of the 1999 entry draft. He has appeared in 104 NHL games during his career, notching 7 goals and adding 13 assists along with 36 penalty minutes. The 23 year old center looks to stay a member of the team for a long time.


2-10-2004 Jay McKee frustrated
Colorado Avalanche defenseman Jay McKee feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a core player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a regular player.

A native of Canada, Jay McKee was originally drafted to the NHL by the Buffalo Sabres in the 1st round of the 1995 entry draft. He has appeared in 546 NHL games during his career, notching 13 goals and adding 79 assists along with 318 penalty minutes. The 27 year old defenseman looks to stay a member of the team for a long time.


2-10-2004 Weekly team report
Who's hot

No-one is especially hot at the moment.

Who's cold

No-one is especially cold at the moment.

Trainer's room

No injuries at the moment.



30-9-2004 Media rates the best players in the league
GOALTENDER
NameOFDFOAAgeTeam
Ed BelfourAAA29Dallas Stars
Dominik Hasek AAA29St. Louis Blues
Patrick RoyA-A-A28Colorado Avalanche
Martin BrodeurA-BA-32New Jersey Devils
Curtis JosephA-A-A-27Toronto Maple Leafs
Tomas VokounA-A-A-28Dallas Stars
Billy SmithA-A-A-20Detroit Red Wings
Patrick LalimeBBB30Ottawa Senators
Marc-Andre FleuryBBB19Pittsburgh Penguins
Jean-Sebastien Giguere84848427Los Angeles Kings
DEFENSEMAN
NameOFDFOAAgeTeam
Duncan KeithBAA-19New York Islanders
Brent BurnsBA-A-19St. Louis Blues
Derek MorrisBBA-26Calgary Flames
Dan BoyleBBA-28Vancouver Canucks
Brian CampbellB-AA-25Buffalo Sabres
Ryan SuterB-A-A-18Edmonton Oilers
Shea WeberB-AA-19Washington Capitals
Brent SeabrookB-AA-19Pittsburgh Penguins
Zdeno CharaBAB27Ottawa Senators
Chris ProngerB-AB29Chicago Blackhawks
LEFT WING
NameOFDFOAAgeTeam
Paul KariyaABA-29St. Louis Blues
Patrik EliasABA-28New Jersey Devils
Brett HullA-B-A-30Boston Bruins
Mark MessierBBB33Detroit Red Wings
Zach PariseBA-B19Phoenix Coyotes
Pavel BureACB33Florida Panthers
Jeff FriesenBB-B28San Jose Sharks
Mike KeaneB-A-B27St. Louis Blues
Ryan SmythB-B-B28Pittsburgh Penguins
Cliff RonningBB-B28Dallas Stars
CENTER
NameOFDFOAAgeTeam
Mario LemieuxAA-A28Pittsburgh Penguins
Joe ThorntonA-BA-25Boston Bruins
Steve YzermanA-BA-29Detroit Red Wings
Joe SakicAB-A-35Colorado Avalanche
Gilbert PerreaultA-BA-20St. Louis Blues
Patrice BergeronBAA-18Dallas Stars
Ron FrancisBBA-31San Jose Sharks
Joe NieuwendykA-BA-28Montreal Canadiens
Sergei FedorovBB-A-34Phoenix Coyotes
Eric Staal89838719Los Angeles Kings
RIGHT WING
NameOFDFOAAgeTeam
Jaromir JagrACA-32Washington Capitals
Luc RobitailleA-B-A-28Detroit Red Wings
Eric DazeA-BA-29Chicago Blackhawks
Ilya KovalchukAB-A-21Montreal Canadiens
Corey PerryA-BA-18Pittsburgh Penguins
Teemu SelanneACB34St. Louis Blues
Milan HejdukA-B-B28Colorado Avalanche
Martin St. LouisA-B-B29Columbus Blue Jackets
Steve SullivanBB-B30St. Louis Blues
Mark RecchiA-B-B29Philadelphia Flyers


30-9-2004 Kevin Tookey agrees on a contract.
Kevin Tookey has signed a $420 000 per year, 3 year deal with the Colorado Avalanche. Detailed terms of the deal were not announced.

A native of Canada, Kevin Tookey was originally drafted to the NHL by the Colorado Avalanche in the 3rd round of the 2002 entry draft. He has not yet played at NHL level. The 20 year old center is expecting a good season for the team.


29-9-2004 Brett Clark frustrated
Colorado Avalanche defenseman Brett Clark feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a core player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a regular player.

A native of Canada, Brett Clark was originally drafted to the NHL by the Montreal Canadiens in the 6th round of the 1996 entry draft. He has appeared in 227 NHL games during his career, notching 6 goals and adding 15 assists along with 58 penalty minutes. The 27 year old defenseman has not yet played for the Colorado Avalanche this season.


29-9-2004 Kevin Tookey returns to Quebec Remparts
Colorado Avalanche's Kevin Tookey did not sign a contract during the pre-season and has returned to Quebec Remparts.

29-9-2004 Kevin Klein returns to Lada Togliatti
Colorado Avalanche's Kevin Klein did not sign a contract during the pre-season and has returned to Lada Togliatti.

29-9-2004 Mike Richards returns to Moose Jaw Warriors
Colorado Avalanche's Mike Richards did not sign a contract during the pre-season and has returned to Moose Jaw Warriors.

29-9-2004 Kyle Quincey returns to TPS Turku
Colorado Avalanche's Kyle Quincey did not sign a contract during the pre-season and has returned to TPS Turku.

29-9-2004 Thomas Vanek returns to Shawinigan Cataractes
Colorado Avalanche's Thomas Vanek did not sign a contract during the pre-season and has returned to Shawinigan Cataractes.

25-9-2004 Weekly team report
Who's hot

Radim Vrbata is looking steady with 3 points in 3 games last week. Mike Richards is looking steady with 3 points in 3 games last week.

Who's cold

Joe Sakic has been a healthy scratch in his last five games. Chris Drury has lost his sights and is now 7 games without a goal. Stephane Yelle has lost his sights and is now 7 games without a goal. Dan Hinote has lost his sights and is now 7 games without a goal. Milan Hejduk has been a healthy scratch in his last five games. Adam Foote has been a healthy scratch in his last five games. Patrick Roy hasn't got a chance to start in the last five games. Jason Smith has been a healthy scratch in his last five games. Rob Blake has been a healthy scratch in his last five games. Willie Mitchell has been a healthy scratch in his last five games. Kris Beech has been a healthy scratch in his last five games. Mark Popovic has been a healthy scratch in his last five games. Mikko Viitanen has been a healthy scratch in his last five games.

Trainer's room

No injuries at the moment.



21-9-2004 Adam Foote rejects contract offer.
Adam Foote rejected the $2 500 000 per year, 3 year offer from Colorado Avalanche

18-9-2004 Weekly team report
Who's hot

No-one is especially hot at the moment.

Who's cold

No-one is especially cold at the moment.

Trainer's room

No injuries at the moment.



17-9-2004 Colorado Avalanche trade
Colorado Avalanche traded Martin Skoula to Montreal Canadiens for MTL's round 2 pick in 2005

16-9-2004 Team captain meets with Mike Richards
Following the team's recent 0-2 loss against Calgary Flames on 16-9-2004, Colorado Avalanche captain Joe Sakic and Mike Richards did not leave the bench after the game for a while. I wanted to go over some things that have been troubling his game lately, said Joe Sakic

13-9-2004 Willie Mitchell wants a new contract
Colorado Avalanche defenseman Willie Mitchell is demanding a new contract. He is frustraded about the fact that his salary is not what he would expect it to be.

11-9-2004 Weekly team report
Who's hot

No-one is especially hot at the moment.

Who's cold

Peter Budaj has been chilly and allowed 8 goals in 2 games.

Trainer's room

No injuries at the moment.



10-9-2004 Kris Beech frustrated
Colorado Avalanche center Kris Beech feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a core player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of Canada, Kris Beech was originally drafted to the NHL by the Washington Capitals in the 1st round of the 1999 entry draft. He has appeared in 104 NHL games during his career, notching 7 goals and adding 13 assists along with 36 penalty minutes. The 23 year old center has not yet played for the Colorado Avalanche this season.


9-9-2004 Steve Reinprecht frustrated
Colorado Avalanche right wing Steve Reinprecht feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a franchise player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a core player.

A native of Canada, Steve Reinprecht, was originally signed as a free agent to the NHL. He has appeared in 338 NHL games during his career, notching 91 goals and adding 93 assists along with 61 penalty minutes. The 28 year old right wing has played 1 games with the Colorado Avalanche this season, totalling 0+1=1 with 0 PIM.


4-9-2004 Darcy Hordichuk frustrated
Colorado Avalanche left wing Darcy Hordichuk feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a core player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of Canada, Darcy Hordichuk was originally drafted to the NHL by the Atlanta Thrashers in the 6th round of the 2000 entry draft. He has appeared in 229 NHL games during his career, notching 16 goals and adding 26 assists along with 172 penalty minutes. The 24 year old left wing is expecting a good season for the team.


4-9-2004 Weekly team report
Who's hot

No-one is especially hot at the moment.

Who's cold

No-one is especially cold at the moment.

Trainer's room

No injuries at the moment.



29-8-2004 Brett Clark frustrated
Colorado Avalanche defenseman Brett Clark feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a core player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a regular player.

A native of Canada, Brett Clark was originally drafted to the NHL by the Montreal Canadiens in the 6th round of the 1996 entry draft. He has appeared in 227 NHL games during his career, notching 6 goals and adding 15 assists along with 58 penalty minutes. The 27 year old defenseman is expecting a good season for the team.


30-6-2004 Training camp preview
Colorado Avalanche will arrange the annual training camp starting on September 14th. Players reporting to the training camp with either Colorado Avalanche and Hershey Bears:
- Shean Donovan R
- Jay McKee D
- Darren Langdon L
- Marek Malik D
- Alex Tanguay L
- Joe Sakic C
- Chris Drury C
- Stephane Yelle C
- Dan Hinote R
- Milan Hejduk R
- Scott Parker L
- Adam Foote D
- Patrick Roy G
- Martin Skoula D
- Eric Messier L
- Jason Smith D
- Brad Norton D
- Steve Reinprecht R
- Rob Blake D
- Willie Mitchell D
- Brett Clark D
- Darcy Hordichuk L
- Yuri Babenko C
- Rick Berry D
- Brad Larsen L
- Evgeny Lazarev R
- Sanny Lindstrom D
- Alexandr Ryazantsev D
- Philippe Sauve G
- Matt Scorsune D
- Vlad Serov L
- K.C. Timmons L
- John Tripp R
- Jason Ulmer C
- Martin Villeneuve G
- Mikhail Kuleshov L
- Jaroslav Obsut D
- Kris Beech C
- Vaclav Nedorost L
- Radim Vrbata L
- Jordan Krestanovich L
- Sergei Klyazmin R
- Agris Saviels D
- Sergei Soin L
- Steve Moore C
- Mark Popovic D
- Peter Budaj G
- Danny Bois R
- Colt King L
- Scott Horvath R
- Charlie Stephens C
- Riku Hahl C
- Kurt Sauer D
- Pierre-Luc Emond C
- Marek Svatos R
- Frantisek Skladany L
- Brian Fahey D
- Aren Miller G
- Mikko Viitanen D
- Andrew Dale R
- Tom Gilbert D
- James Wisniewski D
- Matt Greene D
- Mike Green D

Players reporting out of shape:
- Scott Parker L
- Eric Messier L
- Jason Smith D
- Darcy Hordichuk L
- Brad Larsen L
- K.C. Timmons L
- Mikhail Kuleshov L
- Vaclav Nedorost L
- Jordan Krestanovich L
- Mark Popovic D
- Scott Horvath R
- Kurt Sauer D

Players reporting in good shape:
- Shean Donovan R
- Joe Sakic C
- Stephane Yelle C
- Adam Foote D
- Patrick Roy G
- Martin Skoula D
- Rob Blake D
- Philippe Sauve G
- Matt Scorsune D
- Kris Beech C
- Radim Vrbata L
- Agris Saviels D
- Colt King L
- Charlie Stephens C
- Mikko Viitanen D
- Matt Greene D


30-6-2004 Bob Hartley leaves team
Bob Hartleys contract has expired and he has left the team.

30-6-2004 Pierre Lacroix leaves team
Pierre Lacroixs contract has expired and he has left the team.

30-6-2004 Brad Smith leaves team
Brad Smiths contract has expired and he has left the team.

30-6-2004 Joni Lehto leaves team
Joni Lehtos contract has expired and he has left the team.

30-6-2004 Pat Karns leaves team
Pat Karnss contract has expired and he has left the team.

30-6-2004 Jay Wells leaves team
Jay Wellss contract has expired and he has left the team.

30-6-2004 Slava Podotovski leaves team
Slava Podotovskis contract has expired and he has left the team.

30-6-2004 Arthur Leclair leaves team
Arthur Leclairs contract has expired and he has left the team.

28-6-2004 Mike Green returns
Colorado Avalanche were delighted to hear that Mike Green has returned to the team.

27-6-2004 Scott Parker frustrated
Colorado Avalanche left wing Scott Parker feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a regular player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of USA, Scott Parker was originally drafted to the NHL by the New Jersey Devils in the 3rd round of the 1996 entry draft. He has appeared in 120 NHL games during his career, notching 3 goals and adding 7 assists along with 239 penalty minutes. The 26 year old left wing is waiting for a good start this season.


25-6-2004 Kris Beech frustrated
Colorado Avalanche center Kris Beech feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a core player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of Canada, Kris Beech was originally drafted to the NHL by the Washington Capitals in the 1st round of the 1999 entry draft. He has appeared in 104 NHL games during his career, notching 7 goals and adding 13 assists along with 36 penalty minutes. The 23 year old center is eagerly waiting to hit the ice once the season starts.


25-6-2004 Sergei Klyazmin returns
Colorado Avalanche were delighted to hear that Sergei Klyazmin has returned to the team.

25-6-2004 Mark Popovic returns
Colorado Avalanche were delighted to hear that Mark Popovic has returned to the team.

25-6-2004 Danny Bois returns
Colorado Avalanche were delighted to hear that Danny Bois has returned to the team.

25-6-2004 Colt King returns
Colorado Avalanche were delighted to hear that Colt King has returned to the team.

25-6-2004 Pierre-Luc Emond returns
Colorado Avalanche were delighted to hear that Pierre-Luc Emond has returned to the team.

25-6-2004 Tom Gilbert returns
Colorado Avalanche were delighted to hear that Tom Gilbert has returned to the team.

25-6-2004 James Wisniewski returns
Colorado Avalanche were delighted to hear that James Wisniewski has returned to the team.

25-6-2004 Matt Greene returns
Colorado Avalanche were delighted to hear that Matt Greene has returned to the team.

24-6-2004 Options to be confirmed tomorrow
The following players' contract options need to be confirmed tomorrow:


22-6-2004 Radim Vrbata rejects contract offer.
Radim Vrbata rejected the $2 500 000 per year, 4 year offer from Colorado Avalanche

23-6-2004 Contracts expiring !
The following players' contracts are going to expire in one week:
-Marek Malik (Colorado Avalanche) RFA, needs qualifying offer
-Milan Hejduk (Colorado Avalanche) RFA
-Scott Parker (Hershey Bears) RFA, needs qualifying offer
-Martin Skoula (Colorado Avalanche) RFA
-Eric Messier (Hershey Bears) RFA, needs qualifying offer
-Rick Berry (Hershey Bears) RFA, needs qualifying offer
-Brad Larsen (Hershey Bears) RFA, needs qualifying offer
-Vaclav Nedorost (Hershey Bears) RFA, needs qualifying offer
-Radim Vrbata (Colorado Avalanche) RFA
-Riku Hahl (Hershey Bears) RFA, needs qualifying offer
-Kurt Sauer (Hershey Bears) RFA, needs qualifying offer
-Brian Fahey (Hershey Bears) RFA, needs qualifying offer


23-6-2004 Contracts expiring !
The following staff members' contracts are going to expire in one week:
-Bob Hartley(pro)
-Pierre Lacroix(pro)
-Brad Smith(pro)
-Joni Lehto(pro)
-Pat Karns(pro)
-Jay Wells(farm)
-Slava Podotovski(farm)
-Arthur Leclair(farm)


20-6-2004 Jay McKee frustrated
Colorado Avalanche defenseman Jay McKee feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a core player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a regular player.

A native of Canada, Jay McKee was originally drafted to the NHL by the Buffalo Sabres in the 1st round of the 1995 entry draft. He has appeared in 546 NHL games during his career, notching 13 goals and adding 79 assists along with 318 penalty minutes. The 26 year old defenseman has played 82 games with the Colorado Avalanche this season, totalling 2+17=19 with 28 PIM.


20-6-2004 Board collects bonuses
The board of owners has collected $10 800 000 profit from the team to shareholders.

20-6-2004 Robert Peterka retires
Hershey Bears staff member Robert Peterka has announced his retirement due to non-hockey related reasons.

20-6-2004 Milan Hejduk rejects contract offer.
Milan Hejduk rejected the $4 500 000 per year, 5 year offer from Colorado Avalanche

20-6-2004 Martin Skoula rejects contract offer.
Martin Skoula rejected the $1 500 000 per year, 3 year offer from Colorado Avalanche

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