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Morning Flurries - Fighting and Franchise Altering Trades

Morning Flurries - Fighting and Franchise Altering Trades

Photo by Steve Babineau/NHLI via It has been 25 years since “the trade” and about 30 seconds since Evander Kane started beef with someone... It’s December already? It’s hard to believe time passes as quickly as it does, but in the case of 2020, we can forgive it for trying to be brief. However, this means time may be running out to plan and execute a 2020-21 season. Check out this article right here on Mile High Hockey for the latest on what the NHL and NHLPA are negotiating. The Colorado Avalanche would be in the midst of their 25th anniversary season if not...
Mile High Hockey Dec 1, 2020
What the future holds for Gabriel Landeskog

What the future holds for Gabriel Landeskog

Photo by Dave Sandford/NHLI via With a lot of important decisions to be made in the 2021 offseason, resigning Gabriel Landeskog remains a top priority for the Avalanche On August 15th, 2013, the Colorado Avalanche signed their 2011 second overall pick and captain, Gabriel Landeskog, to a seven-year, $39 million extension in the hopes that he would become a foundational player in their journey to compete for a Stanley Cup again. After a lackluster 2012-13 season that resulted in the Avalanche drafting some guy named Nathan MacKinnon first overall, Colorado rebounded...
Mile High Hockey Nov 30, 2020
Morning Flurries: Avs 31 in 31, and Possible New Third Jersey

Morning Flurries: Avs 31 in 31, and Possible New Third Jersey

Photo by Michael Martin/NHLI via Going over the Avalanche 31-in-31, optimism for the season, and possible third jersey concepts revealed The NHL recently released the Colorado Avalanche’s 31-in-31 profile, previewing the season and the expectations for the high-flying squad. If you’d like to view the entire video, you can find it here: There was high praise and expectations for the Avalanche, with both Dan Rosen and Mike Johnson thinking the Avs would finish top of the Western Conference. If the Avs finished at the top of the Western Conference, it would be a...
Mile High Hockey Nov 28, 2020
Morning Flurries: Cawlidge Hawkey Season

Morning Flurries: Cawlidge Hawkey Season

Avalanche Prospect Nate Clurman - goal scorer. | Photo by Richard T Gagnon/ The Hockey East conference has started play, so multiple Colorado Avalanche prospects were in action on Black Friday. Also, virus updates in the NHL. With the NHL, teams and players trying to figure out how and when the season will begin, hockey in another form has returned to the ice. Hockey East was in action on Black Friday and with multiple upsets and Colorado Avalanche prospects on the docket, it was a pretty interesting day in “cawlidge hawkey”. Boston College and the University of...
Mile High Hockey Nov 27, 2020
Three Colorado Avalanche prospects on Team Canada in quarantine ahead of 2021 World Juniors

Three Colorado Avalanche prospects on Team Canada in quarantine ahead of 2021 World Juniors

DENVER, CO - JULY 13: Colorado Avalanche defenseman Bowen Byram (45) skates during a training session at the Pepsi Center in Denver, Colorado on July 13, 2020. | Photo by Dustin Bradford/Icon Sportswire via The team had to shut down camp after an outbreak of COVID-19. Colorado Avalanche prospects Bowen Byram, Alex Newhook, and Justin Barron are in quarantine with the Canadian World Juniors national team, cutting their preparation for the 2021 World Junior Championships short just over a week into their selection camp. The team is in Red Deer, Alberta, about two hours...
Mile High Hockey Nov 23, 2020
Bowen Byram and Kirby Dach have taken over as the leaders for Team Canada

Bowen Byram and Kirby Dach have taken over as the leaders for Team Canada

Colorado Avalanche fans have yet another young defensive prospect to get excited about There are still a lot of questions as to where Colorado Avalanche prospect Bowen Byram is going to play his next season. Still only 19 years old, the former fourth overall selection has proven he’s too good for the WHL, but that doesn’t necessarily mean he’s ready for the NHL. Avs GM Joe Sakic has been very non-committal when it comes to whether or not he sees Byram in the NHL next season. Sakic has mentioned fellow defensive prospect Conor Timmins as an almost certainty to be on the...
Mile High Hockey Nov 22, 2020
Morning Flurries: Hockey Continues to Fight Cancer

Morning Flurries: Hockey Continues to Fight Cancer

Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports Regardless of the 2020 offseason, hockey continues to fight cancer The NHL offseason has truly reached its lowest point as of now. There has been almost no relevant news for the Avs or NHL in general recently. Hopefully we will receive some more straightforward news soon about the 2021 season, locations, and much more. One of the few things prevalent on every NHL teams social media accounts is the recognition of Hockey Fights Cancer month. The Avalanche are no exception to this with several heartwarming Tweets celebrating the occasion: We...
Mile High Hockey Nov 19, 2020
Examining Colorado’s options for the 2021 NHL Expansion Draft

Examining Colorado’s options for the 2021 NHL Expansion Draft

Anne-Marie Sorvin-USA TODAY Sports What can we expect from the Avalanche? The short answer is who knows… Let’s talk expansion draft. That pesky little devil that comes around once in a blue moon, serving as a mechanism to allow new teams entry into the league. While many critics of expansion become sick at even the mention of those two words, it’s a reality of an ever-changing and increasingly global game. And with that, new teams need be somewhat competitive from the start to allow for a new franchise to assemble a roster by taking their pick of a player from...
Mile High Hockey Nov 18, 2020
Morning Flurries: Avalanche to get a new look for the 25th anniversary

Morning Flurries: Avalanche to get a new look for the 25th anniversary

DENVER, CO - SEPTEMBER 21: Gabriel Landeskog of the Colorado Avalanche shows the jersey that the Avalanche will wear for the 2016 Coors Light NHL Stadium Series at Coors Field on September 21 , 2015 in Denver, Colorado. | Photo by Michael Martin/NHLI via They absolutely didn’t blue it. Can you believe it’s been 25 years? The Colorado Avalanche plan to celebrate a quarter century of their franchise in the 2020-21 NHL season. Along with a Reverse Retro Quebec Nordiques jersey that was debuted this week, it looks like the Avs are poised to change up their normal look...
Mile High Hockey Nov 17, 2020
Ranking all 31 NHL Reverse Retro jerseys

Ranking all 31 NHL Reverse Retro jerseys

Some good, some bad and lots of boring make up the new Adidas Reverse Retro NHL lineup Usually the middle of November means a regular season in full swing for the NHL. The league would be nearly six weeks in, and Nathan MacKinnon would be well on his way to another MVP-caliber run in which he gets robbed of the Hart Trophy. That’s not the case right now. Due to a world-altering pandemic, this year November falls in the dead of the offseason for the NHL. The 2020 entry draft finally took place a month ago, and the vast majority of the offseason transactions are behind us. Add to that the...
Mile High Hockey Nov 17, 2020
Will he stay or will he go? The Brandon Saad dilemma

Will he stay or will he go? The Brandon Saad dilemma

Photo by Jonathan Daniel/ The Avs’ newest forward is already dropping MAJOR hints about wanting to stay in Colorado, but can the team afford to keep him past this year? New forward acquisition Brandon Saad should be no mystery to Colorado Avalanche fans. Having spent seven of his nine NHL seasons with the Chicago Blackhawks, the winger has only faced the Dallas Stars (30 games) more than Colorado (29 games) during his career. With five 20-goal seasons, Saad can find the back of the net, and with two Stanley Cup rings to his name, he will provide leadership to the forward group. Not...
Mile High Hockey Nov 16, 2020
Colorado Avalanche win Adidas Reverse Retro launch with Nordiques-inspired alternate jersey

Colorado Avalanche win Adidas Reverse Retro launch with Nordiques-inspired alternate jersey

The Avalanche throw back to their history in Quebec with the new Nordiques-inspired alternate jersey Over the past few weeks, the NHL and Adidas have been teasing a new Reverse Retro line of alternate jerseys for each team. Monday morning, the entire lineup was unveiled and without a question, the Colorado Avalanche have the best one. Using the iconic igloo logo with a fleur-de-lis theme, Adidas and the Avalanche decided to create a jersey inspired by the team’s history as the Nordiques while also incorporating the team’s current color palate. For years, the Avs created alternates...
Mile High Hockey Nov 14, 2020
Morning Flurries: Who Will Be the Top Center in the NHL in Three Seasons?

Morning Flurries: Who Will Be the Top Center in the NHL in Three Seasons?

Photo by Dave Sandford/NHLI via It’s a cold, barren landscape – the ground upon which people stand as hockey drifts into the doldrums accompanied by the dog days of winter (!!). When will hockey return, and when will the Colorado Avalanche take the ice again? The verdict is still out, but one thing is certain: when hockey eventually makes a triumphant return, fans will be treated to some of the best centers in the world. That was the hot topic of a recent debate between NHL.com writers: which center will be the best in the NHL in three seasons? Who will be the top center in the...
Mile High Hockey Nov 11, 2020
Reverse Retro Reveal: Dirty ‘Diques Revival?

Reverse Retro Reveal: Dirty ‘Diques Revival?

Photo by Michael Martin/NHLI via With Adidas releasing a full league preview of the new Reverse Retro promotion, we can finally put together an idea of what Colorado will be wearing when they hit the ice in 2021. Today Adidas finally released a full preview of the uniform promotion for NHL’s upcoming season. They are calling it “Reverse Retro,” and a couple of leaks from other teams have made the rounds already, including a very yellow Bruins sweater. We also saw one potential piece of what the Colorado Avalanche might be rocking thanks to Nathan MacKinnon. Are the Avs getting...
Mile High Hockey Nov 11, 2020
Morning Flurries: Just when are we getting hockey back?

Morning Flurries: Just when are we getting hockey back?

Perry Nelson-USA TODAY Sports NBA regular season announcement may be a template for NHL, an all-Canadian division, Bayne Pettinger, and Quincey family news. It’s been over two full months since the Avalanche last played a hockey game and while the NFL season is in full swing, that just doesn’t always do it for us hockey nerds. Recently, the NBA and NBPA tentatively approved a start date for the 2020-2021 season; a shortened 72-game schedule set to begin on December 22nd. NBPA STATEMENT ON THE 2020-2021 NBA SEASON START DATE AND SCHEDULE : https://t.co/BmNtnYsm63...

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