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How the Avalanche fought back against homophobia this Pride month

How the Avalanche fought back against homophobia this Pride month

Photo by Michael Martin/NHLI via Colorado have learned from past mistakes to become an example other NHL teams should follow. Content note: This post discusses homophobia and particularly the use of homophobic slurs in hockey. I have intentionally not repeated the slurs in this post, however, I have linked to articles that do, and have included tweets that directly address homophobia. The last month has seen the Colorado Avalanche dedicating its focus to a run for the Stanley Cup, one which ultimately resulted in success last weekend. However, it’s not all the...
Mile High Hockey 22 hours ago
Mikko Rantanen provides a not-so-serious update on the contract status of Nazem Kadri

Mikko Rantanen provides a not-so-serious update on the contract status of Nazem Kadri

Photo by Dave Sandford/NHLI via Moose seems like he knows something no one else does. The Colorado Avalanche has been in full party mode since winning the Stanley Cup a week ago. From the parade on Thursday to partying at various nightclubs every night with the Cup since then, we’ve seen a different side of Avs players as of late. It’s crazy what can happen to a team after winning the greatest trophy in sports. This has included pretty much every player exploring the “Instagram Live” feature on their accounts. We’ve seen plenty of stories pop up from those,...
Mile High Hockey Jul 2, 2022
The ten best moments from the Colorado Avalanche’s run to the Stanley Cup

The ten best moments from the Colorado Avalanche’s run to the Stanley Cup

Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports A dominant 16-4 stretch to win the championship created plenty of warm memories for Avalanche fans. Notice that I wrote “moments” and not...
Mile High Hockey Jul 1, 2022
The championship Avalanche was not a “rebuild”

The championship Avalanche was not a “rebuild”

Photo by Julio Aguilar/ Patience and smart decisions were the hallmark of this championship team. In the aftermath of the Stanley Cup victory and celebrations is the impending draft and opening of free agency with 31 other organizations asking how they can accomplish the same feat as the Colorado Avalanche just did. Some teams have either won in recent years or feel they are close while others preach patience and point to the rebuild in Colorado. But was it ever really a rebuild? The new era of the Avalanche began in 2009 when Joe Sakic retired and handed the face of...
Mile High Hockey Jun 30, 2022
Unheralded Avalanche heroes

Unheralded Avalanche heroes

Photo by Bruce Bennett/ Cogliano, Byram and Francouz were each necessary to cross the finish line. It takes each and every single player on the roster’s contributions to earn a championship and in hockey’s physical grind style war of attrition, it takes extra effort from everyone to lift the Stanley Cup. A lot has been said about the journey, special performances, and sacrifices from the likes of Gabe Landeskog, Nathan MacKinnon, Nazem Kadri, Val Nichushkin, Erik Johnson, and Cale Makar but there’s also a forward, defenseman, and goaltender who each deserve to...
Mile High Hockey Jun 30, 2022
Parade day: Time to celebrate!

Parade day: Time to celebrate!

Photo by Helen H. Richardson/The Denver Post It’s parade day today! Be sure you dress up and get styled out. It’s time. Later this morning, the Stanley Cup will be making its journey through Downtown Denver with all of the members of the Colorado Avalanche community. From players to staff to media to the hundreds of thousands of fans expected to be down there, it will be a party atmosphere all day long. How can you not be dressed for the occasion today? In case you aren’t, our friends at BreakingT are here to fulfill your needs. It’s only necessary to celebrate...
Mile High Hockey Jun 29, 2022
Bowen Byram is a feel-good story every hockey fan can get behind

Bowen Byram is a feel-good story every hockey fan can get behind

Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports He turned 21 just in time. “Put that on f*cking social media,” yelled a most likely impaired Bowen Byram with an open shirt, walking out of Amalie Arena next to Colorado Avalanche captain Gabriel Landeskog hoisting the Stanley Cup. Lifting arguably the best trophy in sports above his head on the ice and yelling at media members trying to do their jobs after winning game 6 of the Stanley Cup Final were two of the most significant moments in his young career, but they were also moments that were the culmination of a season full of ups...
Mile High Hockey Jun 29, 2022
How Nazem Kadri lifted an entire community with the Cup

How Nazem Kadri lifted an entire community with the Cup

Photo by Bruce Bennett/ He also changes the course of his career with the victory. Nazem Kadri, as I’d mentioned before Game 5, was one win away from history. He had just returned from injury to score the game-winning overtime goal in Game 4 against the Tampa Bay Lightning that gave his Colorado Avalanche a commanding 3-1 series lead. Through all the ups and downs, ins and outs of his career, both in an Avalanche and Maple Leaf uniform, the Lebanese-born Canadian has finally achieved his childhood dream. There were so many challenges alone in the postseason that...
Mile High Hockey Jun 29, 2022
MHH Roundtable: We did it!

MHH Roundtable: We did it!

Photo by Julio Aguilar/ Reflecting on the journey and celebration of the 2022 Stanley Cup Champion Colorado Avalanche As the Colorado Avalanche continue to celebrate their Stanley Cup victory we reflect on the journey and celebrations ahead. Besides lifting the Cup what was your favorite moment? Jacob: You could ask me this question every day for the next month and I might give you a different answer each time, but for now I have to say Darren Helm’s buzzer beater against the Blues in Game 6. With all the baggage the Avalanche had in the second round, it was hard not...
Mile High Hockey Jun 28, 2022
Avalanche Stanley Cup Parade Information

Avalanche Stanley Cup Parade Information

We’ve got a celebration forthcoming! In case you’ve been living under a rock, the Colorado Avalanche beat the Tampa Bay Lightning in six games to win the Stanely Cup! It’s their first championship since 2001 and the first major championship in Denver since the Colorado Mammoth who just won the NIL championship earlier this spring. YOUR 2022 STANLEY CUP CHAMPS#GOAVSGO pic.twitter.com/F9Y06SubCT— Colorado Avalanche (@Avalanche) June 27, 2022 The Stanley Cup will be hoisted around the streets of Downtown Denver for the first time since Joe Sakic and company did so...
Mile High Hockey Jun 28, 2022
Listing the achievements for the 2021-22 Colorado Avalanche

Listing the achievements for the 2021-22 Colorado Avalanche

Photo by Christian Petersen/ So many wonderful accomplishments have been completed by this team. Just over 36 hours out from winning the Stanley Cup, the Colorado Avalanche are winners and Lord Stanely was back in the Mile High City for the first time since 2001. Of course, there were plenty of celebrations when the Cup arrived yesterday afternoon. Special delivery.From: The Colorado AvalancheTo: Avs Faithful #GoAvsGo pic.twitter.com/KQdIdjdMLH— Colorado Avalanche (@Avalanche) June 27, 2022 While the celebrations will continue all summer long, there are still...
Mile High Hockey Jun 27, 2022
The Colorado Avalanche are building something special

The Colorado Avalanche are building something special

Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports There is no pleasure without pain, and no glory without struggle, the Avs learned to win the hard way Sitting in the season tickets I shared this year with...
Mile High Hockey Jun 27, 2022
Recap: Avalanche Win Game 6 (and also the STANLEY CUP!!)

Recap: Avalanche Win Game 6 (and also the STANLEY CUP!!)

They did it folks, your Colorado Avalanche are Stanley Cup Champions. Your Colorado Avalanche are Stanley Cup Champions, beating the back-to-back defending champion Tampa Bay Lightning in six games. Cale Makar won the Conn Smythe trophy with 29 points in 20 games, and Captain Gabriel Landeskog took a quick skate with the Cup before passing it off to the longest tenured Av (and Denver pro athlete) Erik Johnson. That’s it, that’s all you need to know. Get off the internet and celebrate! But here’s how it happened anyway. FIRST PERIOD Nathan Mackinnon’s line started...
Mile High Hockey Jun 26, 2022
Game 6 Open Thread: Colorado Avalanche vs. Tampa Bay Lightning (6:00 p.m.)

Game 6 Open Thread: Colorado Avalanche vs. Tampa Bay Lightning (6:00 p.m.)

Photo by Eliot J. Schechter/NHLI via It’s a Colorado Avalanche gameday! We’re an hour away from game time once again, where the Avs have the chance to lift the Cup. They were unsuccessful in their try Friday night on home ice. The Colorado Avalanche will try to do exactly what they’ve done three times so far this postseason: close out a series on the road. Will they get the job done? Let’s see and react to how it all plays out in 60 or more minutes of action. Projected Forwards Artturi Lehkonen (62) - Nathan MacKinnon (29) - Mikko Rantanen (96) Gabriel...
Mile High Hockey Jun 26, 2022
Preview: Finish on the road

Preview: Finish on the road

The Avalanche finished every series so far with a road victory - can they clinch The Cup in Tampa? This series was never meant to finish in anything less than six games. The defending Cup Champion Tampa Bay Lightning put up just enough fight in Ball Arena on Friday to force the Avalanche to try to do exactly what they’ve done three times so far this postseason: close out a series on the road. When the two teams face off at Amelie Arena tonight, it’s win or go home for both clubs, though for the Avs a loss means one more shot at glory in front of their home crowd in Denver...

Avalanche Player News

  • 1 Nazem Kadri

    Nazem Kadri

    Mikko Rantanen provides a not-so-serious update on the contract status of Nazem Kadri

  • 1 Mikko Rantanen

    Mikko Rantanen

    Mikko Rantanen provides a not-so-serious update on the contract status of Nazem Kadri

  • Cale Makar

    Cale Makar

    Unheralded Avalanche heroes

  • Nathan MacKinnon

    Nathan MacKinnon

    Plays of the Week: MacKinnon snipes the one-timer and Kuemper shuts the door

  • Gabriel Landeskog

    Gabriel Landeskog

    ‘This is for you Denver, we love you guys’: Landeskog’s speech at the Stanley Cup parade

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