September 28th, 2013 at 9:00 AM
By Sports Media 101
Sports Media 101 Inc. is proud to announce an official, and exclusive, fantasy football partnership with FightClub.com.
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Sign-up is free and all new participants receive an immediate $5 credit. Additionally, if you sign-up through Sports Media 101 or any of our subsidiaries, you have a chance to win an additional $25 bonus each week. The $25 bonus will be awarded to whoever scores the most points. In other words, whoever proves to be the top dog.
In addition to the weekly games, $5 in free credit and the potential $25 bonus, everyone who signs up will have an opportunity to play the Sports Media 101 experts, as well as fellow fans and readers.
Players can win money each and every week, and do not have to worry about forgetting to set lineups, make waiver wire moves or trades. Your roster is set uniquely each week without a draft based solely on who you feel has the best match-ups. Ultimately, it's a true test of your Football IQ.Read more... Join the Conversation...
March 10th, 2013 at 9:40 PM
By Jake Green
DENVER – Two-tenths of a second. That is all Matt Duchene needed.
The red-hot forward put home a blocked shot from PA Parenteau to give Colorado (10-10-4) the 3-2 overtime victory over the struggling San Jose Sharks (11-7-6) at the Pepsi Center.
Duchene also opened the scoring with a power-play marker from Parenteau and Gabriel Landeskog. Ryan O'Reilly made it 2-0 on a tip-in from Aaron Palushaj at 6:58 of the second period.
A goal by Patrick Marleau late in the second got the Sharks within one goal. It was Marleau's 400th career goal.
Logan Couture took a pass from Joe Thornton and rifled it past goalie Semyon Varlamov to tie the game.
Varlamov made 36 saves in the win.
Up next for the Avalanche is a home game against Edmonton Tuesday.Read more... Join the Conversation...
March 9th, 2013 at 9:40 AM
By Jake Green
DENVER – Finally, the streak is over.
After almost beating Chicago Wednesday, Colorado was able keep the lead and defeat the Blackhawks 6-2 at the Pepsi Center.
Matt Duchene led the way with four points, while six different players scored. PA Parenteau and Paul Stastny added three points each. Semyon Varlamov made 31 saves for his seventh win of the season.
Chicago opened the scoring with a goal by Jonathan Toews at 5:44 of the first period.
Stastny tied the game later in the first, on the power play, assisted by Duchene and Parenteau. After Duchene and John Mitchell scored 33 seconds apart, Ryan O'Reilly scored his first goal since returning to the lineup. Parenteau added one late the third.
Bryan Bickell scored the other Chicago goal. Corey Crawford made 14 saves prior to be pulled after the second period. Ray Emery finished the game, making 11 saves.
Colorado plays again Sunday, when they host Joe Thornton and the San Jose Sharks.Read more... Join the Conversation...
March 3rd, 2013 at 8:29 PM
By Jake Green
COLUMBUS, OHIO – Avalanche goalie Semyon Varlamov stood on his head for most of the game, but another young Russian stole the show.
Artem Anisimov scored 2:26 into overtime, on the power play, defeating Colorado (8-8-4) 2-1 at Nationwide Arena. With a screen in front by R.J. Umberger, Anisimov wristed the puck past Varlamov. PA Parenteau was in the box, serving a hooking minor.
It was Parenteau who opened the scoring in the first period, on a shot past Blue Jackets' goalie Sergei Bobrovsky. Shane O'Brien and Tyson Barrie earned the assists. Varlamov was named third star, making 34 saves in the loss.
The other Columbus (6-12-4) goal was scored by Vinny Prospal, also on the power play. Bobrovsky did not have a lot of work, needing only 18 saves for the win.
The teams were a little rambunctious in the second, getting into two separate fights. At 10:06, Dalton Prout (CBJ) and Cody McLeod (COL) dropped the gloves. Five minutes later, Jared Boll (CBJ) and Patrick Bordeleau (COL) did the same thing.
Colorado ends their road trip Tuesday at the Joe Louis Arena against the Detroit Red Wings. Read more... Join the Conversation...
February 28th, 2013 at 8:58 PM
By Jake Green
Colorado had seven days to match the offer sheet given to Ryan O'Reilly. But general manager Greg Sherman only needed a couple of hours.
The Avalanche have decided to match the two-year, $10 million offer given by the Calgary Flames. O'Reilly should be in uniform for the next Colorado game Sunday at Columbus.
In signing O'Reilly, the Avs can not trade him for one calendar year. Also, it means he will become an unrestricted free agent when the contract is over.Read more... Join the Conversation...