Hockey Mountain High Podcast: Draft and Free Agency Preview

Listen to “Draft and Free Agency Preview” on Spreaker. Aarif Deen and J.J. Jerez of Mile High Sports preview the busy week ahead in the NHL. First, the guys break down some key dates from the 2022-23 regular-season schedule and chat about Andrew Cogliano’s extension. They then look at the draft, where the Avs hold […]

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Nazem Kadri’s poetic game winner mired in controversy following Avalanche’s Game 4 victory

Nazem Kadri thought his season was over two weeks ago. But an indescribable urge to put one last stamp on a memorable playoff run willed him back into the lineup. “Sitting here right now, it’s kind of surreal,” he said. Kadri made his Stanley Cup Final debut in Game 4 with little to no ability […]

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Morning Skate: Avalanche look to build on Stanley Cup Final series lead in a crucial Game 2

Taking Game 2 over the Tampa Bay Lightning would be crucial for the Avalanche. Though it won’t be easy. The Bolts are 19-1 in games following a loss since the 2020 playoffs and will look to even the series before it shifts to Florida. Listen to “Prepping for Game 2 at Ball Arena” on Spreaker. […]

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Morning Skate: Game 1 is finally here. Avalanche host Tampa Bay in a battle of heavyweights for the Stanley Cup Final

DENVER — Following an eight-day layoff, the Avalanche are set to finally begin the last chapter of the playoffs as they host the Tampa Bay Lightning for Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final. Colorado is 12-2 through the first three rounds and enters the final on a five-game winning streak. The Lightning, who started […]

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Cale Makar scored. But the Avalanche’s fourth line was paramount in Game 2’s overtime winner

Star players often get their recognition — and superstar defenseman Cale Makar deserved his fair share of what was a spectacular performance in Game 2’s victory over the Nashville Predators on Thursday But the unsung heroes of Makar’s overtime game-winning goal were the Avalanche’s fourth line of Nico Sturm, Darren Helm and Logan O’Connor. Sturm […]

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Starting Lineup: Avalanche’s Logan O’Connor is likely to replace Andrew Cogliano for Game 2

Following a dominating 7-2 victory over the Nashville Predators in Game 1, the Avalanche are looking to take a stranglehold of the series on Thursday. The Avs, who were fully healthy for the first time all season, had a couple of injury scares to their depth forwards on Tuesday, one of which will not play. […]

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Avalanche smash Nashville 7-2 to take a 1-0 series lead in front of deafening crowd

The deafening crowd of 18,091 at Ball Arena was treated to a historic night of hockey. In their first sold-out playoff game in three years, the Avalanche matched the energy of their fans, erupting for a handful of goals on Tuesday. Colorado scored five times in the first period to open their first-round series against […]

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Hockey Mountain High Podcast: Resiliency

Listen to “Resiliency” on Spreaker. The Avalanche recalled Bowen Byram for the upcoming road trip. Aarif and J.J. chat about where he fits in the lineup and how much he’ll be used when he first returns. They also break down the Avs’ recent 8-1-1 stretch, including a current three-game winning streak. The guys then discuss […]

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Starting Lineup: Nathan MacKinnon returns after one-game absence

The Avalanche return to Ball Arena on Thursday for the first of a two-game homestand. They take on the San Jose Sharks, who are closing out a back-to-back after falling 5-2 to the Arizona Coyotes at Gila River Arena on Wednesday. Listen to “Statement Victory in Calgary” on Spreaker. 1 — Nathan MacKinnon returns Just […]

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Hockey Mountain High Podcast: Fighting

Listen to “Fighting” on Spreaker. The Avalanche fell 3-2 in overtime against Tyson Jost and the Minnesota Wild. Following the loss, Aarif and J.J. break down the game in its entirety. They touch on Cam Talbot’s performance for Minnesota, Nathan MacKinnon dropping the gloves and Nazem Kadri stepping up offensively once again. They then look […]

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