Colorado Avalanche 2014 News and Updates
3/3/14 – After playing three in a row at home after the Olympic break, the Avalanche will hit the road against two of the Original Six – Chicago (3/4) and Detroit (3/6) – before returning to the Pepsi Center Saturday to play St. Louis. St. Louis Blues vs. Colorado Avalanche tickets are just $20 to get-in and from $48 for lower level seats. In the last week, the Avs announced a two-year extension for Marc-Andrew Cliche, locking up another player with an expiring contract. In 53 games, Cliche has six points and leads all Avalanche forwards in ice time per game.
2/25/14 - Colorado Avalanche forward, and three-time Czech Olympian, Milan Hejduk recently announced his retirement from the game after playing all 14 seasons of his career with the Avs. Colorado also got the unfortunate news that Alex Tanguay will be out for the rest of the season to rehab from (knee and hip) surgery. Additionally, the Avs will be missing defenseman Erik Johnson for two contests, due to a slashing suspension in the final game before the Olympic break. Despite the losses, Colorado is raring to start the second half of the season, with two of their four players sent to Sochi returning with medals (Matt Duchene with the Canada gold and Gabe Landeskog with the Sweden silver). Colorado Avalanche tickets for their first home game against the Los Angeles Kings tomorrow offer great prices: tickets start at just $15 in Upper, $38 in Loge and $40 in Club Level.
2/21/14 - In less than a week the Colorado Avalanche will resume NHL play and try to pull themselves up from their 5th seed spot. Post-Olympic break, Colorado will have a three game home stand, where they'll take on #7 Los Angeles, #8 Phoenix and #3 Tampa Bay for their best opportunity to move up in rankings before a tough road stretch. Players not participating in Sochi already started practicing yesterday, but one important forward was missing in action: Alex Tanguay will have hip surgery and be sidelined for the remainder of the season. Get Colorado Avalanche tickets now and be there to welcome back their four Olympians: Matt Duchene, Paul Stastny, Gabriel Landeskog and Semyon Varlamov.
2/4/14 – The Colorado Avalanche grabbed their fourth straight win Monday in a late effort against the New Jersey Devils (OT). Currently in fifth place in the tough West, the rolling Avs had dominated the Sabres two nights earlier at Pepsi Center in their final home game before Olympics, outscoring Buffalo 7-1. The much improved team under first-year coach Patrick Roy will travel across town tonight to play the NHL’s hottest team, New York Rangers, a team they’ve bested the last four years in a highly-anticipated matchup!
1/29/14 – Colorado Avalanche's 4-3 victory Monday night was the fourth straight against the Stars. Despite an aggressive effort from Dallas’ scoring leader Tyler Seguin, Semyon Varlamov stopped the Stars centre twice during a third-period power play with the score tied. Based on past performance, the Colorado Avalanche schedule is looking bright leading up to the Olympic break. The Avs will host Minnesota (avg. $52) and Buffalo (avg. $92) before hitting the road for four straight. Colorado Avalanche tickets are a bargain for 2014 games at the Pepsi Center; currently fourth cheapest in the NHL, Avs tickets are averaging a mere $76 after starting the year 9-4.
3/22/13 - The Colorado Avalanche roster didn't see much change this off-season; instead Colorado re-signed many of their free agents and added Pierre-Alexandre "P.A." Parenteau, Greg Zanon, and John Mitchell. The Avalanche recently handed the Chicago Blackhawks their first regulation loss of the season and snapped their point streak in a 6-2 victory. Mitchell contributed a goal in the win while Matt Duchene had four points for the Avs. Colorado nearly ended Chicago's streak two nights prior; but, lost 3-2. The "streak busters" hope to gain confidence from the experience as they begin the second half of the shortened NHL season.
Colorado Avalanche 2013-2014 Season
The Avalanche hope to return to their glory days under the leadership of Hall-of-Fame goaltender Patrick Roy, the team’s new head coach and vice president of hockey operations. Roy hopes to realize the potential of 2013 overall #1 draft pick Nathan MacKinnon and challenge for a top spot in the realigned Central Division
. The average price for Avs home tickets in 2013-14 is $82, third cheapest in the league and 53% below league average. The most expensive game at the Pepsi Center is the home finale on 4/6 against the Penguins
, averaging $122.
The most expensive match this season will be played against rival Detroit Red Wings (4/5), averaging $95 a seat. Not every Avalanche game has a high price tag though — Colorado Avalanche tickets were second cheapest in the NHL at the beginning of the season. Avalanche tickets saw a 33% decrease since last season and are averaging $53 at Pepsi Center. It'll cost you $36 more to see the team on the road. At the start of the season there were tickets available to every home game for $30 or less.
The Colorado Avalanche share the Pepsi Center with the Denver Nuggets (NBA). Nuggets tickets are almost double the cost of Avalanche tickets. The second half of the Avalanche schedule includes a second Chicago Blackhawks meeting at home and six matchups against division opponents.