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Mile High Hockey 4 hours ago
Colorado Avalanche Summer Social Media Series: Nail Yakupov

Colorado Avalanche Summer Social Media Series: Nail Yakupov

Get to know this new Avs player through this online snapshot. If you haven’t already, you might like to check out my profiles on Gabriel Landeskog, Erik Johnson, and Matt Duchene. Or continue reading this cool profile on one of the newest Avs, the Yak Attack from Nizhnekamsk. Nail “Nailer” Yakupov Get to know Nail better through this Edmonton Oilers video profile. In this video, Nail discusses his close-knit family, pre-game rituals, his meticulous stick routine, and the first hockey jersey he ever owned. Fun fact: Nail engraves his parents, sister, and dog’s initials onto his...
Blueshirt Banter 4 hours ago
Could A Matt Duchene Trade Make Sense?

Could A Matt Duchene Trade Make Sense?

Even though Matt Duchene was voted as the player “most likely to be traded this summer” by Bob McKenzie, it’s the end of July and he’s still with the Colorado Avalanche. There has been plenty of interest in the young center (as he is a very good player) but a trade has yet to materialize. It may be because GM Joe Sakic is asking too much or there just hasn’t been a good fit is up for debate, but Duchene is still on the block and available, as both parties could use a fresh start. Could the New York Rangers be a good trading partner? Sakic and GM Jeff Gorton have some familiarity...
Mile High Sticking 7 hours ago

Colorado Avalanche 2007 NHL Entry Draft: Ten Years Later

The 2007 NHL Draft served as a foundation for the Colorado Avalanche’s current drafting and roster woes. In the summer of 2007, the Colorado Avalanche entered the offseason after having missed the post-season for the first time since moving to Denver from Quebec City over a decade earlier. The 2007 NHL Entry Draft marks a […] Colorado Avalanche 2007 NHL Entry Draft: Ten Years Later - Mile High Sticking - Mile High Sticking - A Colorado Avalanche Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Mile High Hockey Jul 26, 2017
Daily Danger Zone: Lack of power same old story... hopefully a new outcome

Daily Danger Zone: Lack of power same old story... hopefully a new outcome

Colorado Avalanche Earl wrote a great piece about the lack of power with the man advantage, and how it’s an old story... even with a new coach. [MHH] Nieto signs one-year contract with Avalanche, avoiding arbitration. The forward will reportedly get 1 million next season. [NHL] One thing I love about the offseason: prospect posts. Twenty prospects in twenty days: #13 Igor Shyvrev [Reddit] SlapFight 2.0: Are the Colorado Avalannche only looking to move Matt Duchene because he never clicked with Gabriel Landeskog? Duchene has a shot share percentage that drops every year. [TSN] Avalanche,...
Mile High Hockey Jul 25, 2017
Video: Avalanche Review 2016-17 Matt Duchene: The Streaker

Video: Avalanche Review 2016-17 Matt Duchene: The Streaker

Duchene’s season in review An up and down season from an up and down player. Despite his struggles, Matt Duchene still managed to be one of the better players on the Avs.
Mile High Hockey Jul 25, 2017
Matt Duchene will definitely be traded

Matt Duchene will definitely be traded

Unless he’s not When Matt Duchene wasn’t traded at last year’s trade deadline, everyone said that the Colorado Avalanche were being smart. That the offers would go up at the draft, when more teams had a better idea of their offseason plans. When he wasn’t traded at the draft, everyone said that the Colorado Avalanche were creating a bidding war. That, because there were no major free agents on the market, Duchene would be the most sought after piece and teams would present their best offers. When he wasn’t traded after the first week of free agency, everyone said that the Colorado...
Mile High Sticking Jul 25, 2017

Colorado Avalanche Could Trade Tyson Barrie to the New Jersey Devils

The Colorado Avalanche could improve their team by trading defenseman Tyson Barrie to the New Jersey Devils for one of their young centers. In the Colorado Avalanche offseason, one of the ways we entertain ourselves is by discussing trade possibilities. Center Matt Duchene is the favored trade bait, but conversations often turn to defenseman Tyson […] Colorado Avalanche Could Trade Tyson Barrie to the New Jersey Devils - Mile High Sticking - Mile High Sticking - A Colorado Avalanche Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Mile High Hockey Jul 25, 2017
Daily Waffles: Duchene to Florida?

Daily Waffles: Duchene to Florida?

Eurolanche’s latest article talks about the time that the Colorado Avalanche went overseas and did the preseason games in Europe. For those who don’t remember, the Avalanche landed in Europe a few hours before the 9/11 attacks. Eurolanche discusses the events. [Eurolanche] BSN Denver released their Podcast, this one is special they only discuss prospects. [BSN Denver] Are the Colorado Avalanche getting closer to a deal with the Florida Panthers? Will the Panthers be the team that gets Matt Duchene. [The Rat Trick] Okposo ready for season with Sabres after recovering from concussion....
Mile High Hockey Jul 24, 2017
Daily Pancakes: The 1997 Draft was not a good Draft for the Colorado Avalanche

Daily Pancakes: The 1997 Draft was not a good Draft for the Colorado Avalanche

The NHL Entry Draft that the Colorado Avalanche would probably want to forget: Looking back at the 1997 draft for the Colorado Avalanche. There’s no other way to slice it, this was bad all around. [MHH] Fleury brings Stanley Cup home for 'last day as a Penguin'. After this, the focus switched to the Vegas Golden Knights. He doesn’t want to be the star of the team, he just wants to play because he still has fun playing. [NHL] Penguins could be eyeing September trade to add center depth. Are they after Tyler Bozak? Or maybe they will try to grab Matt Duchene. [CBS Sports] NHL 100 in...
Mile High Sticking Jul 21, 2017

Colorado Avalanche: Possibility of Trading Duchene in the Pacific Division

Colorado Avalanche is continuing to look for possibilities for trading Matt Duchene. This post contains the possibilities within Pacific division. As mentioned in the previous post, Colorado Avalanche GM Joe Sakic has stated the price for center Matt Duchene is a first round pick, a prospect and a young NHL-ready defenseman. Therefore, a young NHL-ready […] Colorado Avalanche: Possibility of Trading Duchene in the Pacific Division - Mile High Sticking - Mile High Sticking - A Colorado Avalanche Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Mile High Hockey Jul 21, 2017
Daily Strawberry Shortcake: Jagr is still available

Daily Strawberry Shortcake: Jagr is still available

In case you missed it; Colorado Avalanche to play Prospect Tournament September 9-12. [MHH] The Colorado Avalanche Yesterday, former Colorado Avalanche forward, Ryan O'Reilly, took part in the Home For Charity hockey game. It’s a yearly event that raises money near O’Reilly’s hometown. [Bayshore Broadcasting] Because every thread is the “Matt Duchene Trade Thread”; the Colorado Avalanche as still taking offers for Matt Duchene. There are 7 NHL teams still in the hunt. [Flo Hockey] Here’s a take from a former MHH writer: Understanding Nail Yakupov and his fit with the Colorado...
The Hockey Writers Jul 20, 2017

Is Keeping Duchene a Bad Option?

Matt Duchene has been at the center of trade rumors for the past two seasons. The reasons for trading him have been covered so many times that the discussion has become tiresome. Yet, as August approaches, “Mighty Matt” is still a member of the Colorado Avalanche and this might not change before training camp begins. This […]
Mile High Hockey Jul 20, 2017
Colorado Avalanche Summer Social Media Series: Gabriel Landeskog

Colorado Avalanche Summer Social Media Series: Gabriel Landeskog

Get to know the Avs Captain through the lens of social media Brad Rempel-USA TODAY Sports Thank you for reading the third instalment in my Colorado Avalanche Summer Social Media series! If you haven’t yet, please check out the previous look at Erik Johnson and Matt Duchene. In His Own Words “Number 92 for the Colorado Avalanche. Proud supporter of @YouCanPlayTeam. Ambassador for @EMPWR_FDN and anti bullying organization Friends.” Captain Sweden What was it like to be named the youngest captain in NHL history (at the time)? Gabriel shares how he navigated all...
Mile High Hockey Jul 19, 2017
Building A Case for Matt Duchene: A deeper look into the numbers

Building A Case for Matt Duchene: A deeper look into the numbers

Evaluating Matt Duchene's performance with quantifiable data Introduction I find myself on the edge of a divide amongst Colorado Avalanche fans. Matt Duchene is being shopped around the league and most fans have taken a hard stance in the ‘trade him’ or ‘keep him’ camps respectfully. Initially, I fell into the ‘keep him’ camp and wouldn’t have suggested trading Duchene myself. However with such a large proportion of the fan base of the belief that moving on from Matt was the smarter move for the franchise I decided that to truly base my opinion of Duchene in fact and not just...
Mile High Sticking Jul 19, 2017

Colorado Avalanche: Did Matt Duchene Concussion Derail his Season?

Colorado Avalanche center Matt Duchene suffered his first concussion in November. His season was never the same. No one is questioning that Colorado Avalanche center Matt Duchene had an off season. He scored just 18 goals and earned a total of 41 points in 77 games. That’s the second-worst points total and points-per-game total of […] Colorado Avalanche: Did Matt Duchene Concussion Derail his Season? - Mile High Sticking - Mile High Sticking - A Colorado Avalanche Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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