Hockey Mountain High Podcast: Success in Seattle

Listen to “Success in Seattle” on Spreaker. The Avalanche went into Seattle for their first ever matchup against the Kraken at Climate Pledge Arena and scored seven goals. Aarif and JJ break down the decision to not start Philipp Grubauer against his former team only to have him enter the game and surrender three goals. […]

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Joining the Avalanche gives Darcy Kuemper his first real shot at a deep playoff run

It was March 8, 2021, at Ball Arena. The Arizona Coyotes were tied 2-2 with the Avalanche through 40 minutes. After making a routine save early in the third period, then Coyotes goaltender Darcy Kuemper was suddenly hurt. Kuemper had made 17 saves but needed to be replaced by his backup after tweaking his MCL. […]

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Hockey Mountain High Podcast: Darcy Kuemper Is the Man

Listen to “Darcy Kuemper Is the Man” on Spreaker. The Avalanche traded a first-round draft pick for Darcy Kuemper after all. Aarif and JJ break down everything around that deal and how it makes the Avs a better team before getting into the Philipp Grubauer contract signed with Seattle. The guys also chat about the […]

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Avalanche acquire Darcy Kuemper from Arizona for Conor Timmins and two picks

The Avalanche have found their new starting goalie. Colorado has traded for goaltender Darcy Kuemper from the Arizona Coyotes on Wednesday. The move was announced just as the goalie-filled free-agent market suddenly had gone dry. The trade is for defenseman Conor Timmins, a 2022 first-round pick, and a 2024 conditional third-round pick. Kuemper, 31, is […]

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Avalanche reportedly continue negotiations with Landeskog, Grubauer as free agency nears

With free agency less than 24 hours away, the Avalanche are still in talks with their two biggest pending unrestricted free agents, according to reports. Captain Gabriel Landeskog and goalie Philipp Grubauer are in the midst of discussions with hopes of bridging the gap before free agency opens. Landeskog, who has captained the Avs for […]

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Avalanche offseason: Players Joe Sakic could target in free agency or on the trade market

We’re inching ever so close to the start of free agency at 10 am MT on Wednesday. And despite all the moves we’re seeing around the league on Monday, this is still the calm before the storm — one that will alter the look of several teams. One of those teams is the Avalanche. General […]

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Hockey Mountain High Podcast: NHL Offseason Insanity

Listen to “NHL Offseason Insanity” on Spreaker. The expansion draft began a wave of NHL offseason insanity. Aarif and JJ break down the loss of Joonas Donskoi to the Seattle Kraken and how it could affect the Avalanche’s depth chart moving forward. The guys also chat about Seattle’s picks before looking at Wednesday’s opening day […]

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Avalanche’s protected list revealed; Gabriel Landeskog among notable omissions

The NHL announced Sunday the protected list for each of the 30 NHL teams as well as the list of exposed players for the Seattle Kraken to choose from for the expansion draft. The draft will take place Wednesday, giving Seattle’s general manager Ron Francis four days to put his team together while the rest […]

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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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