Commentary: African-American NHL referee Jordan Samuels-Thomas is looking to break barriers

There was a new face refereeing Thursday’s Avalanche preseason home opener against the Minnesota Wild. And it was easily my favorite performance of the night. And it’s not even close. The NHL and the American Hockey League announced their 2021-22 officiating roster last week and one notable name is African-American Jordan-Samuels Thomas. He was hired […]

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Deen’s List: Notable performances from the Avalanche’s 6-4 preseason victory over Minnesota

It’s not often you see preseason games get as heated as this one. And if they do it’s usually fringe players trying to set the tone physically to get noticed. But that wasn’t the case between the Avalanche and Minnesota Wild on Thursday at Ball Arena. The Avalanche were victorious 6-4. But the highlight of […]

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