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Avalanche Trade for Capitals Goalie Semyon Varlamov

The Colorado Avalanche acquired goaltender Semyon Varlamov from the Washington Capitals in exchange for a first-round pick in the 2012 Entry Draft and a conditional second-round choice in either 2012 or 2013. Varlamov was drafted by the Capitals in the 1st round (23rd overall) of the 2006 NHL Entry Draft. In 3 seasons he appeared in 59 games and amassed a 30-13-12 record with a .917 SV% and 2.39... 

Colorado Avalanche Sign Jan Hejda

The Colorado Avalanche signed Columbus Blue Jackets defenseman Jan Hejda to a 4 year deal today. Hejda, was drafted by the Buffalo Sabres in the 4th round (106th overall) of the 2003 NHL Entry Draft. He broke into the league in 2006 with the Edmonton Oilers, and then signed as a free agent by Columbus in 2007 where he’s been the last 4 years. With Hejda being 6-foot-4 and 237 lbs. the Avs continue... 

Gabriel Landeskog to be Dropped by Kitchener Rangers

According to TheRecord.com, the Kitchener Rangers were set to drop Colorado Avalanche #2 overall draft pick Gabriel Landeskog today. Rangers coach and general manager Steve Spott had to dump the 18-year-old from the roster by Tuesday’s 11 a.m. deadline. Which will enable the team to take another player in Wednesday’s Canadian Hockey League import draft. The Rangers coach is taking a chance with... 

Colorado Avalanche Select Gabriel Landeskog and Duncan Siemens

With the #2 overall pick in the NHL draft the Colorado Avalanche selected left wing Gabriel Landeskog, a Swedish player who played for the Kitchener Rangers of the Ontario Hockey League. Being from Sweden his idol would naturally be, Peter Forsberg. He admired his overall completeness as both a physical player and a skilled player, which is the same type of player that the 6-foot-1, 207-pound Landeskog... 

Colorado Avalanche Trade John-Michael Liles to Toronto Maple Leafs

Colorado Avalanche defenseman John-Michael Liles has been traded to the Toronto Maple Leafs. The Avalanche sent the defenseman to the Maple Leafs in exchange for Toronto’s second round draft pick in 2012. Liles was drafted by the Colorado Avalanche in the 5th round (159th overall) of the 2000 NHL Entry Draft. He had 68 goals and 207 assists in 523 career games during his 7 year career with... 
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