Apr 21, 2013, 5:34 PM EDT
As it turns out, the 2013 season has often been miserable for the Colorado Avalanche – with or without Ryan O’Reilly. The former holdout told the Denver Post that he fell short of the mark too often this year.
“I thought it felt good for the most part at the start, and then it kind of took a dip and now I can’t seem to find the net right now,” O’Reilly said. “Obviously, we’ve needed some goals and then I get a goal lapse. I had a job to step into and didn’t do it. It’s disappointing. I’m supposed to do the job, and I didn’t do the job.”
The 22-year-old thinks it will all come down to work hard in the offseason (and not just in Las Vegas).
“There’s no more excuses, and it starts with us, and it starts off the ice this summer,” O’Reilly said. “I don’t want to jump ahead, because obviously we’ve still got some games to play. But yes, I need to have a big summer and recover from some injuries that haven’t prevented me from playing, but haven’t made me any better. So I’ve got to take care of those and then regroup and come back strong next year.”
Aug 21, 2014, 9:00 PM EDT
The NHL changed the process for the Draft Lottery on Wednesday.
Aug 21, 2014, 7:33 PM EDT
We know it’s not surprising, but just go along with it.
Aug 21, 2014, 6:24 PM EDT
A Stanley Cup and a Conn Smythe in separate years is a nice legacy.
Aug 21, 2014, 5:15 PM EDT
No one scored more Pens goals than he did the past three seasons.
Aug 21, 2014, 4:08 PM EDT
Call it an audition if you want.
Aug 21, 2014, 2:39 PM EDT
“He has instructed me to do all I can to facilitate a return to the Twin Cities.”
Aug 21, 2014, 2:04 PM EDT
He was quite good.
Aug 21, 2014, 1:11 PM EDT
“Nor is he very smart to have made untrue defamatory statements such as these.”
Aug 21, 2014, 12:32 PM EDT
“I talked with Todd today, and he never mentioned anything about captains or assistant captains.”
Aug 21, 2014, 11:47 AM EDT
All the first-time NHL head coach has to do is get Pittsburgh to the promised land. No biggie.
Aug 21, 2014, 10:40 AM EDT
Or until a successor is found.
Aug 21, 2014, 10:01 AM EDT
The 23-year-old defenseman may get a real shot this season.
Aug 21, 2014, 9:00 AM EDT
They were teammates in Calgary for two seasons.
Aug 21, 2014, 8:00 AM EDT
The pressure is on Sid and Geno now after a summer of change.
Aug 20, 2014, 11:00 PM EDT
And it was all The Great One’s idea.
Aug 20, 2014, 10:00 PM EDT
He can be an unrestricted free agent next summer.
Aug 20, 2014, 9:02 PM EDT
Recovery from offseason wrist surgery put things in doubt.
Aug 20, 2014, 7:55 PM EDT
He missed most of last season with a torn ACL.
Aug 20, 2014, 6:45 PM EDT
Giroux and Voracek will need someone new to run with them.
Aug 20, 2014, 5:46 PM EDT
Patrick Marleau can coach him through it.
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