Shawn Drotar

Forget the Norris; Colorado’s Cale Makar is now a Hart candidate

Colorado’s scoring defenseman presents a singular threat no team can match, something that was on full display in win over the Blackhawks
17 days ago

Vic Fangio can’t wiggle away from hiring Pat Shurmur

The Broncos hapless offense comes from the offensive coordinator that the head coach wanted, something the powers that be can't forget
18 days ago

Avalanche’s troubles in net expand with Darcy Kuemper’s surprise injury

Colorado Eagles prospect Justus Annunen was flown to Toronto mid-game to give the Avalanche some depth, as goaltender becomes a concern
2 months ago

The Nuggets championship window has closed, but they pry it back open

The Nuggets need to turn their attention toward next season and beyond, which means Michael Malone needs to adjust his approach
2 months ago

Is Denver’s WR trio enticing enough to lure a star QB to the Mile High City?

Courtland Sutton, Tim Patrick and Jerry Jeudy should have at least the next three seasons playing together after the bye-week signings
2 months ago

Rantanen, Kadri spur on Avalanche as MacKinnon recovers

Riddled with injuries and suspensions, the Avs stumbled out of the gate, but they've turned things around thanks to a pair of veterans
2 months ago

Teddy Bridgewater’s gaffe on Sunday won’t be Drew Lock’s gain

The quarterback's mea culpa will be good enough for the Broncos, as they have no intention of turning the page from the veteran to the youngster
2 months ago

Bridgewater wants Broncos to be humble and focused on fun

Preaching that his teammates can't get too low after losses or too high after wins, the Broncos quarterback points on the key for Sunday
2 months ago

The NBA sent a clear message with just a slap on the wrist for Jokic

The TNT crew defended Nikola Jokic, an opinion that was obviously shared by the league office, as cheap shots on the MVP aren't allowed
2 months ago

Early season struggles may teach the Avalanche valuable lessons

The Avalanche are learning to play with a target on their chest, something that will pay dividends once key players return from injuries
3 months ago

The Broncos are “rebuilding,” but they still have tickets to sell

George Paton conducted a masterclass in semantics during his post-trade deadline presser, as he guides the Broncos through a transition
3 months ago

Players aren’t “cool with” coming to town, as Broncos have become a joke

Linebacker Kenny Young was shipped from the Rams, a Super Bowl contender, to the Broncos, a pretender, and it didn't sit well with him
3 months ago

George Paton hasn’t been afraid to return to his roots for help

Looking to bolster a depleted linebacker corps, edge rusher Stephen Weatherly became the Broncos latest import from Minnesota
3 months ago

Battered and bruised Bridgewater at risk against the Browns

Offensive coordinator Pat Shurmur isn't going to change the Broncos game plan to protect his injured QB, which seems like a foolish notion
3 months ago

Is Broncos Country witnessing Von Miller’s last stand in Denver?

The greatest defensive player in franchise history is most likely entering the final 11 games of his career in Denver, with a lot on the line
3 months ago

Bridgewater’s caring, even-keeled approach keeps Broncos focused

Even though he's only 28, the veteran quarterback has been through ups and downs, experience he uses to keep him teammates on track
3 months ago

Avalanche’s chase for their first Cup in two-plus decades begins tonight

Colorado is the prohibitive favorite to hoist the Stanley Cup at season's end, but they have some hurdles to overcome en route to an elusive title
3 months ago

Caden Sterns’ star is on the rise, as the Broncos rookie safety has shined

The fifth-round pick has played more like a first-rounder early in the season, as he's blossomed into a major part of Denver's secondary
4 months ago

If Drew Lock gets the start on Sunday, Pat Shurmur needs to help his QB

Abandoning the running game like they did in the second half against the Ravens will be a recipe for disaster as the Broncos take on the Steelers
4 months ago

Trevor’s story at Coors Field comes to a bittersweet end for the Rockies

The Rockies’ longtime shortstop will most like depart Colorado via free agency this winter, ending a terrific run with the ballclub
4 months ago

Brett Rypien could become trade candidate after promotion

Broncos general manager George Paton can’t afford to keep three quarterbacks on Denver's 53-man roster for long
4 months ago

Justin Simmons dons green dot, but leadership role isn’t new

The Broncos safety will take over the signal-calling role from injured linebacker Josey Jewell, just the latest responsibility put on his plate
4 months ago

Injuries force Broncos to peer into defense’s possible future

Pat Surtain, Malik Reed and Justin Strnad are starters in Week 3, providing an opportunity for them to prove their worthy of those roles
4 months ago

Broncos rookie Patrick Surtain to start, “go right in” for Ronald Darby

After just one game, the No. 9 overall pick in the 2021 NFL Draft will be thrust into the starting lineup, a challenge he's ready to take on
4 months ago