Hockey Mountain High Podcast: Solo in Canada

Listen to “Solo in Canada” on Spreaker. The Avalanche bounced back against the Montreal Canadiens after a forgettable day in Toronto. Aarif comes to you live from Toronto on Friday to recap both games on this rare solo edition of the podcast. With JJ on vacation, Aarif traveled to Toronto to cover Wednesday’s game live […]

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Deen’s List: Darcy Kuemper’s last-minute injury begins forgettable night for Avalanche in 8-3 loss to Toronto

TORONTO — What could’ve been one of the better games of the NHL season to date turned into a lopsided offensive outburst for the home team. And the culprit was once again the goalie carousel that has haunted the Avalanche for most of the season. The Toronto Maple Leafs lit up Colorado’s third string goalie […]

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Who is Avalanche backup emergency goalie Jett Alexander?

TORONTO — When the Avalanche took the ice for morning skate on Wednesday at Scotiabank Arena ahead of a matchup against the Toronto Maple Leafs, both Darcy Kuemper and Jonas Johansson were present. Head coach Jared Bednar said afterward that Kuemper, who hasn’t started since Friday, would be back in goal. But something changed in […]

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Hockey Mountain High Podcast: The Big Game

Listen to “The Big Game” on Spreaker. The Avalanche are headed to Toronto after a great bounceback effort against Nashville. Aarif and JJ recap the month of November as well as the Avs’ past three games. The guys also preview the upcoming road trip, starting with perhaps the biggest game on the NHL calendar to […]

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Deen’s List: Thoughts from the Avalanche’s first back-to-back of the season

When the Avalanche traveled to Dallas for the first of two games on consecutive nights, they were riding high. Colorado had just dismantled the Anaheim Ducks on home ice and was in the midst of a six-game winning streak where it had outscored the opposition 36-15. But that all changed. The Avs’ hot goaltender Darcy […]

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Deen’s List: Jonas Johansson steps in under unusual circumstances as Avalanche continue offensive surge

The Avalanche have overcome a bevy of injuries. But they’re no match for Darcy Kuemper’s skate blade. For the second straight game, Kuemper had to leave the ice because of a skate-blade malfunction. But it was far more costly against the Anaheim Ducks on Wednesday. Not only was he unable to get to his feet […]

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Deen’s List: Avalanche snatch defeat from the jaws of victory after giving up five preventable goals

Late-game heroics, strong individual offensive performances and a chance to string together three straight wins. All erased because of preventable goals. On one hand, the late comeback was a masterful performance by the Avalanche. But on the other hand, even needing to climb out of a two-goal deficit at home when you held the same […]

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