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Colorado Avalanche Game Weekend: Rookies looking to run riot in Arizona

Colorado Avalanche Game Weekend: Rookies looking to run riot in Arizona

Photo by Norm Hall/NHLI via The return of Avalanche hockey (sort of) starts this afternoon! The return of Avs hockey is here! Well, sorta. The rookie tournament hosted by the Arizona Coyotes is this weekend and sees the Avs rookies facing off against all three of the California team’s rookies. The Avs will face the Kings at 4 p.m today, have a practice day tomorrow, face the Ducks Sunday night at 5 p.m, and play the Sharks Monday morning at 10 a.m. Colorado Avalanche The 28-man squad has traveled to Arizona with a wide range of experience. This includes names we...
Mile High Hockey Sep 16, 2021
Colorado Avalanche to have 13 games broadcast nationally during the 2021-22 season

Colorado Avalanche to have 13 games broadcast nationally during the 2021-22 season

Photo by Matthew Stockman/ The Avalanche will be a major focus of the NHL’s new broadcast partners Earlier this year, the NHL announced that ESPN and TNT would be replacing NBC as the league's national broadcast partner. In an attempt to grow viewership, the NHL has moved to a multi-partner system that more closely resembles that of the NBA - both in terms of diversification across networks and how the game will be marketed on a national stage. Thursday afternoon, the NHL announced that the national broadcast schedule and the Colorado Avalanche appear on it 13 times....
Mile High Hockey Sep 14, 2021
Reviewing the last matchups for the Colorado Avalanche against the Metropolitan Division

Reviewing the last matchups for the Colorado Avalanche against the Metropolitan Division

Photo by Joe Sargent/NHLI via Some new trends and familiar faces lead the way in the Metro this season The first of four division recaps we’ll be covering involves the Avs and the Metropolitan Division. Some things have changed since the last time the Avs faced any of these teams along the East Coast, but there’s still have some very familiar faces as well. Let’s go down the order and recap the last time out for the Avs against the Metro. Colorado Avalanche vs. Washington Capitals The Avs played host to the Capitals on February 13th, 2020 in a game that saw the...
Mile High Hockey Sep 13, 2021
Artem Anisimov looks to extend his NHL career with the Colorado Avalanche

Artem Anisimov looks to extend his NHL career with the Colorado Avalanche

Photo by Richard A. Whittaker/Icon Sportswire via Anisimov will be at Avalanche training camp on a PTO Two years ago, the Colorado Avalanche struck gold when they invited a 6’4” Russian winger to training camp on a Professional Tryout (PTO) contract. One year removed from playing in the KHL and and unrestricted free agent at only 24-years old, Valeri Nichushkin earned a full contract with the Avalanche and has been a very important part of the lineup for the two seasons since. Now they’re hoping to get just as lucky with Artem Anisimov. Saddled by a cap hit that...
Mile High Hockey Sep 10, 2021
Which members of the Colorado Avalanche might we see at the Beijing 2022 Olympics?

Which members of the Colorado Avalanche might we see at the Beijing 2022 Olympics?

Photo by Martin Rose/ Nathan MacKinnon is a lock to make Team Canada but there area number of other Avalanche players that will be at the Olympics Last week, the NHL confirmed that they are going back to the Olympics in 2022. The last time we saw the best male players in the world on the biggest stage was in Sochi, eight years ago. The 2014 tournament was full of memories, TJ Oshie single handedly taking down Russia (back when we could still call them Russia), Carey Price and Team Canada shutting down Team Sweden in the Gold Medal Game, and Team USA continuing their...
Mile High Hockey Sep 9, 2021
Colorado Avalanche announce Development Camp and Rookie Tournament schedule

Colorado Avalanche announce Development Camp and Rookie Tournament schedule

Photo by RJ Sangosti/MediaNews Group/The Denver Post via The hockey season is well and truly almost upon us now The Colorado Avalanche announced Wednesday afternoon their upcoming schedule for Development Camp and the Rookie Tournament hosted by the Arizona Coyotes. The release comes just in time as it well and truly prepares us for hockey season just right around the corner. We’ll see you next week for Development Camp!#GoAvsGo https://t.co/A1Q2d40O9n— Colorado Avalanche (@Avalanche) September 8, 2021 Development Camp starts next week with the team broken up...
Mile High Hockey Sep 8, 2021
Forecasting Colorado Avalanche NHL debuts in 2021-22

Forecasting Colorado Avalanche NHL debuts in 2021-22

Photo by Andy Devlin/NHLI via Who will make their NHL debut in burgundy and blue? As anticipation grows for the upcoming 2021-22 NHL season, one of the most exciting aspects is looking forward to those players who will realize their dreams by donning a Colorado Avalanche sweater and playing in their first NHL game. Last Season For those counting at home there were five NHL debuts for the Avalanche last season. Bowen Byram kicked off the 2020-21 Avalanche rookie class when he made his debut in just the fourth game of the season. Although he will still be a rookie by...
Mile High Hockey Sep 7, 2021
How will the return to the Central Division affect the Colorado Avalanche next season?

How will the return to the Central Division affect the Colorado Avalanche next season?

Photo by Matthew Stockman/ A return to a normal NHL season is upon the horizon, and a lot has changed since then There is a sense of normality returning to life. If the Colorado Avalanche had made it to the third round of the 2021 playoffs, Ball Arena would’ve hosted a full crowd for the first time since March 11th, 2020. It is expected that there will be a full crowd come Opening Night in October, with Avs faithful making a huge difference to team performance every night. With this return to normality includes a shift to the regular Central Division lineup for...
Mile High Hockey Sep 6, 2021
Recapping the Colorado Avalanche Top-25 Under-25 list

Recapping the Colorado Avalanche Top-25 Under-25 list

Photo by Michael Martin/NHLI via There’s no debating that the Avalanche have a ton of young talent in the organization The Top 25 Under 25 is a collaboration by members of the Mile High Hockey community. Eight writers have ranked players under the age of 25 as of August 1, 2021 in the Colorado Avalanche organization. Each participant used their own metric of current ability and production against future projection to rank each player. Now, we’ll count down each of the 25 players ranked. There it is, another top-25 under 25 series come and gone. For the first time,...
Mile High Hockey Sep 4, 2021
Ranking the Last 10 Season of Colorado Avalanche Hockey Part 1: The Bottom 5

Ranking the Last 10 Season of Colorado Avalanche Hockey Part 1: The Bottom 5

Photo by Michael Martin/NHLI via We’ve seen it all over the last ten seasons After doing a more serious article for my first piece for Mile High Hockey, I thought it would be good to do my second article on a less serious topic which will hopefully ignite a little lighthearted debate to keep you all occupied during this offseason. Here are my worst five of the last ten seasons of Colorado Avalanche Hockey. A note about the “rules”: the draft and offseason that directly followed the listed season are taken into account in this ranking. 10. The Worst of the Worst:...
Mile High Hockey Sep 3, 2021
Colorado Avalanche announce roster for 2021 rookie tournament

Colorado Avalanche announce roster for 2021 rookie tournament

Photo by Michael Martin/NHLI via Some big names will be in the lineup for the Avalanche at this year’s Arizona Rookie Faceoff As we get closer and closer to the 2021-22 NHL season, the Colorado Avalanche announced Thursday who will be in attendance at this year’s development camp and representing the team the Arizona Rookie Faceoff. It’s a very impressive lineup, featuring some big names and a couple guys who are locks to be in the NHL this season. Former first round picks Bo Bryam, Alex Newhook, Shane Bowers, Justin Barron and Oskar Olausson will represent the...
Mile High Hockey Sep 3, 2021
Colorado Avalanche Top 25 Under 25: No. 1 Cale Makar

Colorado Avalanche Top 25 Under 25: No. 1 Cale Makar

May 19, 2021; Denver, Colorado, USA; Colorado Avalanche defenseman Cale Makar (8) controls the puck in the second period against the St. Louis Blues in game two of the first round of the 2021 Stanley Cup Playoffs at Ball Arena. Mandatory Credit: Isaiah J. Downing | Isaiah J. Downing-USA TODAY Sports Young Norris contender only getting better The Top 25 Under 25 is a collaboration by members of the Mile High Hockey community. Eight writers have ranked players under the age of 25 as of August 1, 2021 in the Colorado Avalanche organization. Each participant used their own...
Mile High Hockey Sep 2, 2021
Colorado Avalanche Top 25 Under 25: #2 Mikko Rantanen

Colorado Avalanche Top 25 Under 25: #2 Mikko Rantanen

The Big Moose just keeps getting better and better The Top 25 Under 25 is a collaboration by members of the Mile High Hockey community. Eight writers have ranked players under the age of 25 as of August 1, 2021 in the Colorado Avalanche organization. Each participant used their own metric of current ability and production against future projection to rank each player. Now, we’ll count down each of the 25 players ranked. Its not often that someone considered one of the best players in the league at his position and doesn’t rank at the top of this poll but the Colorado...
Mile High Hockey Sep 1, 2021
Avalanche sign Jack Johnson to a PTO weeks before preseason begins

Avalanche sign Jack Johnson to a PTO weeks before preseason begins

Photo by Chase Agnello-Dean/NHLI via Joe Sakic brings in yet another veteran defensemen to pair alongside the youth stars The Colorado Avalanche announced Wednesday afternoon that they had signed 34 year old Jack Johnson to a Professional Tryout Contract. The brother of current Avs member Erik Johnson will look to break into a team full of youth this fall. A little news:Veteran defenseman Jack Johnson has agreed to a PTO to attend training camp with the Avalanche.#GoAvsGo pic.twitter.com/NPdR1KMUF2— Colorado Avalanche (@Avalanche) September 1, 2021 A...
Mile High Hockey Sep 1, 2021
Colorado Avalanche Top 25 Under 25: No. 3 Samuel Girard

Colorado Avalanche Top 25 Under 25: No. 3 Samuel Girard

Photo by Michael Martin/NHLI via Sammy G continues to prove himself every single year as a top four defensemen in Colorado The Top 25 Under 25 is a collaboration by members of the Mile High Hockey community. Eight writers have ranked players under the age of 25 as of August 1, 2021 in the Colorado Avalanche organization. Each participant used their own metric of current ability and production against future projection to rank each player. Now, we’ll count down each of the 25 players ranked. Entering the podium positions for our T25U25 comes Sam Girard, deservingly...

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