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Colorado Avalanche Top 25 Under 25; #6 Nikita Zadorov

Colorado Avalanche Top 25 Under 25; #6 Nikita Zadorov

Nikita Zadorv is going to look to take another step forward this season in establishing himself as a high-end shutdown defender in the NHL The Top 25 Under 25 is a collaboration by members of the Mile High Hockey community. Eight writers and 320 readers ranked players under the age of 25 as of September 1, 2018 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. It’s almost understandable for hockey fans in other markets to...
Mile High Hockey Aug 20, 2018
How it affects the Colorado Avalanche: The Dallas Stars offseason

How it affects the Colorado Avalanche: The Dallas Stars offseason

A look at another Central Division rival and how it impacts the Avalanche Continuing on with the series of a look at the moves made by the Colorado Avalanche’s direct competition in the Central Division, now is a time to focus on the Dallas Stars who share many similarities to the Avalanche and are likely vying for the same spot in the playoffs. The Dallas Stars are usually seen as a team on the rise ready to take the next step with their potent offense and brilliant GM at the helm. The reality is that they have struggled to find the next step and only qualified for the playoffs twice in...
Mile High Hockey Aug 20, 2018
Colorado Avalanche Top 25 Under 25; #7 Martin Kaut

Colorado Avalanche Top 25 Under 25; #7 Martin Kaut

The Avlanche are betting big on Martin Kaut The Top 25 Under 25 is a collaboration by members of the Mile High Hockey community. Eight writers and 320 readers ranked players under the age of 25 as of September 1, 2018 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. Kaut’s draft positioning was a little bit all over the board heading into the first round in Dallas, and some wondered if he would go as high as initially...
Mile High Hockey Aug 19, 2018
How it affects the Colorado Avalanche: The Winnipeg Jets offseason

How it affects the Colorado Avalanche: The Winnipeg Jets offseason

The Jets are on the edge of a knife after betting on the status quo this summer. Through the summer, we are going to take a more in-depth look at the roster moves made by the Colorado Avalanche and what to expect going into the new season. At the same time, we’ve decided to do the same for each of the teams that the Avalanche will be competing with in the Central Division. Tom has covered the St. Louis Blues. Cat has taken care of the Chicago Blackhawks. Now, it is time for the Western Conference Finalist Winnipeg Jets. After years and years of terrible goaltending that led to criticism...
Mile High Hockey Aug 18, 2018
Weekend Flurries: Sampo Ranta’s situation

Weekend Flurries: Sampo Ranta’s situation

All the news you’ve missed in the last week It’s still unclear what the admissions snag was that forced Avalanche prospect Sampo Ranta to start looking elsewhere to start his NCAA career this fall. Earlier last week, though, Mark Divver of the Providence Journal broke some tough news; with nearly every NCAA Division I roster already all but set for the upcoming year, the 18-year-old Ranta was having trouble with admissions at the University of Wisconsin after committing to the school back in 2016. [Mile High Hockey] Initially, it was believed that the obvious choice for him to land...