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10 hours ago
Recap: Avalanche collapse as Crosby wins the battle of Cole Harbour 2-1 in overtime

Recap: Avalanche collapse as Crosby wins the battle of Cole Harbour 2-1 in overtime

Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports Another bad third period and overtime cost the Avalanche a win. The long wait is finally over as the Colorado Avalanche finally returned to the ice and faced the Pittsburgh Penguins to begin a three-game road swing with some much-needed healthy reinforcements in tow. After losing a player briefly in each period and then another terrible third period the Avalanche fell in overtime 2-1 to Pittsburgh. The Game Bowen Byram returning to the ice was a sight for sore eyes but then he left the bench for one minute after blocking a shot with...
15 hours ago
Open Thread: Colorado Avalanche vs. Pittsburgh Penguins (5:00 pm)

Open Thread: Colorado Avalanche vs. Pittsburgh Penguins (5:00 pm)

Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports Colorado heads to Pittsburgh to resume the season after the All-Star Break. After All-Star festivities that saw Cale Makar blow a tire in the fastest skater competition and the Avalanche trio nearly bring the Central Division back from an early deficit in the three-on-three tournament finale, Colorado gets something even more exciting: A little bit of health! Bowen Byram is set to return to the lineup in Pittsburgh after three months nursing a lower-body injury, and once he shakes off the rust he should bring a needed mix of speed,...
19 hours ago
It’s gut-check time for this Avalanche team

It’s gut-check time for this Avalanche team

Photo by Ashley Potts/NHLI via It’s Mile High Hockey Lab time, and we just released our 14th installment! For the 2023 Colorado Avalanche, it might be easy to say repeating isn't on the table after a turbulent beginning to their regular season. Who could blame an injury-riddled squad coming off a shortened off-season? The built-in excuses are right there, just like they were for Tampa in the Stanley Cup Final last season. The next few months will tell us how serious this Avalanche squad is about repeating and setting themselves up as the NHL's next dynastic...
20 hours ago
Preview: Healthier Avalanche head to Pittsburgh after All-Star Break

Preview: Healthier Avalanche head to Pittsburgh after All-Star Break

Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports Colorado gets Byram and Nichushkin back to help take on the Penguins. After All-Star festivities that saw Cale Makar blow a tire in the fastest skater competition and the Avalanche trio nearly bring the Central Division back from an early deficit in the three-on-three tournament finale, Colorado gets something even more exciting: A little bit of health! Bowen Byram is set to return to the lineup in Pittsburgh after three months nursing a lower-body injury, and once he shakes off the rust he should bring a needed mix of speed, skill, and...
Feb 6, 2023
Avalanche look to rumble up the standings

Avalanche look to rumble up the standings

Photo by Hyoung Chang/The Denver Post Bring on the rest of the season! Boy, being the Stanley Cup Champions will motivate you to do anything and think anything is possible. Such is the case for the Colorado Avalanche. They sit in eighth in the Western Conference in the final wild card ahead of the Calgary Flames for the tiebreaker. But, it doesn’t seem to deter the Avs one bit. In fact, even with the weekend’s festivities at the NHL All-Star Game, they were focused and still had sights set on a repeat at the season’s end. Nathan MacKinnon in particular stood out...
Feb 6, 2023
Break brings back key Avalanche players

Break brings back key Avalanche players

Photo by André Ringuette/NHLI via The Avs have good injury news for once. Players are back on the ice. As a team, this time. Not in similarly-colored jerseys playing 3-on-3 hockey which we saw this past weekend at a less-than-memorable NHL All-Star Game. While the Avs had Nathan MacKinnon, Mikko Rantanen, and Cale Makar representing the ‘A’ at the events, they fell in the final of the game to the Atlantic Division. And they didn’t have their Colorado Avalanche teammates with them to win out in the end. Luckily, they’ll have the support of their teammates...
Feb 4, 2023
Recap: Avalanche can’t score enough as Central Division falls 7-5

Recap: Avalanche can’t score enough as Central Division falls 7-5

Photo by Dave Sandford/NHLI via The Avalanche trio did some damage but it wasn’t enough to win the million dollar prize. With the task to prove that their collective stars shine the brightest the Colorado Avalanche trio of Nathan MacKinnon, Mikko Rantanen and Cale Makar had one last task to complete and that is to represent the Central Division at the All-Star Game. The Game The Central all-stars took on the Pacific to begin the game with two ten-minute periods in each match. It was the stars from the Avalanche who put on a show in the first half as Rantanen and...
Feb 4, 2023
Morning Flurries: All-Star Skills a Success

Morning Flurries: All-Star Skills a Success

Photo by Chase Agnello-Dean/NHLI via Your daily dose of Avalanche news, along with other interesting stories from around the NHL. All Avalanche The reigning Stanley Cup champions put in a good showing at the All-Star skills competition with Mikko Rantanen and Cale Makar winning the splash challenge held on the beach. The event wasn’t without a bit of controversy as Makar was allowed to go in the finals twice because there was an issue with the surfboard targets on the right side of the dunk tanks. How Nick Suzuki won Chipotle for a year (there’s no Chipotle in...
Feb 3, 2023
Preview: Stars will be skilling

Preview: Stars will be skilling

Photo by Matt Cohen/Icon Sportswire via Looking at the participants of the made-for-TV event. South Florida is the place to be for this year’s NHL All-Star Game and festivities. First on the docket is the All-Star Skills Event, a still relatively new addition to the weekend. Luckily for the Colorado Avalanche and their participants, just because it’s new doesn’t mean they’re being left out. The Avs will participate in two of the events taking place in the evening. Firstly, Cale Makar is participating in the fastest skater event going up against the Detroit...
Feb 2, 2023
Avs ready to reset, reboot, rebound, repeat

Avs ready to reset, reboot, rebound, repeat

A young Avs fan staring out onto the ice right along the glass. | John A. Babiak Time off is instrumental to this team’s success. EDITOR’S NOTE: This article, while under my name, is not actually my work. This is from John A. Babiak, who is (was?) our new hire to come onto MHH right as the news of Vox Media moving away from hockey coverage was released. John may still be coming on depending on the status of those above me and if they can get any paperwork done. John not only is a writer but a photographer gathering exclusive photos at Avalanche games. MHH will be...
Feb 2, 2023
Lost in the Avalanche: Stanley Cup Champions Edition

Lost in the Avalanche: Stanley Cup Champions Edition

Photo by Melissa Tamez/Icon Sportswire via Where are they now seven months later? Usually in this series we examine former Colorado Avalanche players from years ago who may have been forgotten. With this group as part of the 2022 Stanley Cup champion Avalanche their names won’t soon escape anyone’s mind. However, it is worth checking-in now and seeing how their seasons are going with their new clubs. Andre Burakovsky - 48 GP, 13G, 26A, 39P, -9 At the helm of the Seattle Kraken’s surge in their sophomore season is Burakovsky who leads the team in scoring. He has...
Feb 1, 2023
Avalanche season ticket holders see prices soar

Avalanche season ticket holders see prices soar

Photo by Michael Martin/NHLI via KSE is charging a much steeper price for the 2023 playoffs and next season's ticket renewal packages. Eggs aren't alone in getting more expensive these days. How did Colorado Avalanche ownership respond to such an outpouring of support and an influx of demand for season tickets after winning the Stanley Cup? By hiking up the cost of attendance. I studied economics, so I'm aware of demand increasing for a limited supply and how that is bound to drive up the price of any good or service. To the tune of 20% or more, though? That means...
Feb 1, 2023
Colorado Eagles 3 stars for January

Colorado Eagles 3 stars for January

Photo by Michael Martin/NHLI via Jean-Luc Foudy also named an All-Star. To begin the calendar year the Colorado Eagles have experienced more ups and downs than they had previously but still are in a solid position to make the playoffs currently sitting at third place in the super-sized Pacific Division with a 25-14-3 record. Goal production is not the calling card of this team as they rank middle of the pack in the AHL and as such the 30 points scored by both Jean-Luc Foudy and Charles Hudon share the team lead. Instead, a cohesive team game and good goaltending are...
Jan 31, 2023
Jordan Binnington should play goalie, not the villain

Jordan Binnington should play goalie, not the villain

Isaiah J. Downing-USA TODAY Sports It’s Mile High Hockey Lab time, and we just released our 13th installment! It feels like two years have passed since the Nazem Kadri, Calle Rosen, and Jordan Binnington collision occurred. In truth, it's only been about eight months since the infamous water bottle toss. That incident wasn't Binnington's first display of frustration against the Avs. However, it did solidify a disdain for Binnington in Colorado, and that disdain appeared mutual again in Colorado's victory over the St. Louis Blues on Saturday night. Once again, it...
Jan 31, 2023
MHH Roundtable: Defining Hope

MHH Roundtable: Defining Hope

Photo by Len Redkoles/NHLI via The first half of the season has been a roller coaster, will it continue? As the Colorado Avalanche take a well-earned break before participating in the all-star festivities and gearing up for the stretch run, we take a look at how the 2022-23 season has unfolded up to this point. What has been the most disappointing or encouraging part of the team’s play during this stretch? Evan: Things looked really bleak after the Avs losses against the Vancouver Canucks and Chicago Blackhawks. Several points out of the playoffs, injuries...