Deen’s List: Offensive onslaught continues for Nazem Kadri and the Avalanche in back-and-forth 7-5 victory over Ottawa

The Ottawa Senators served as a reminder to the NHL that COVID could still alter the schedule at any given time. The Sens were shutdown for three games last week after 10 players and a member of the coaching staff entered COVID protocol. Their return to action Monday saw them take on the red hot […]

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Deen’s List: Without Nathan MacKinnon, the nearly healthy Avalanche flexed their depth muscles in a 7-1 rout over the Vancouver Canucks

In what was easily their best game of the regular season, the Avalanche dominated the visiting Vancouver Canucks 7-1 on Thursday without superstar center Nathan MacKinnon. Despite missing their best forward, Thursday’s match was perhaps the healthiest Colorado has been all season — although rookie defenseman Bowen Byram left the game in the first period […]

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Hockey Mountain High Podcast: Pavel Francouz Update

Listen to “Pavel Francouz Update” on Spreaker. Hockey Mountain High opens the show by breaking down Pavel Francouz’s lower-body injury before getting into Nazem Kadri and Jared Bednar’s comments post-game about the goalie. Aarif then details what he reported this morning about Pavel Francouz after seeing him without a boot or brace in Denver. The […]

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Hockey Mountain High Podcast: Avalanche Breakout

Listen to “Avalanche Breakout” on Spreaker. The guys are back after a mid-August vacation to break down all the latest happenings around the Avalanche and NHL. JJ and Aarif pay their respects to former NHLer Jimmy Hayes, who passed away suddenly on Monday. They then get into the hiring of Peter Budaj as Colorado’s new […]

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Avalanche Breakout: Analyzing who could have a breakout season in 2021-22

We’re shockingly just seven weeks away from the Avalanche’s home opener and about a month from training camp. Colorado was notably busy for the better part of July, locking up key core pieces like Gabriel Landeskog and Cale Makar to long-term deals. General manager Joe Sakic was also tasked with finding a new starting goalie, […]

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Avalanche’s cap space will be less than $81.5 million in 2021-22

An already tight salary cap is suddenly tighter for the 2021 Presidents’ Trophy winners. The Avalanche finished their season with $1.74 million in cap overage because of bonuses to young star defenseman Cale Makar ($1.71 million) and rookie forward Alex Newhook ($34,000). With that number carrying into the following year, Colorado will have to juggle […]

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