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Mile High Hockey 5 hours ago
MHH Roundtable: The Colorado Avalanche get ready for the stretch run

MHH Roundtable: The Colorado Avalanche get ready for the stretch run

Photo by Michael Martin/NHLI via A pause in action before the final 13 games of the regular season The Colorado Avalanche enter their final month of regular season play in a great position in the standings and with good momentum. However their path continues to find adversity along the way with Joonas Donskoi, Philipp Grubauer and Bowen Byram on the COVID-19 protocol list and a one-week pause to the schedule. Preparing for the playoffs is a theme that will define the next several weeks after the Avalanche return to the ice. General Manager Joe Sakic was fairly busy...
Mile High Hockey 10 hours ago
Can Cale Makar really contend for the Norris Trophy this season?

Can Cale Makar really contend for the Norris Trophy this season?

Photo by Michael Martin/NHLI via Despite missing a bunch of time due to injury, Cale Makar has been one of then best defensemen in the NHL this season It does not seem to be the Colorado Avalanche’s year for award contention despite sitting at the top of the league’s standings. Part of the reason is a committee approach to team success with good depth and a variety of top contributors in key roles. While Mikko Rantanen is currently second in goals both he and Nathan MacKinnon would have to put together quite a finish to qualify for any of the scoring titles. The...
Mile High Hockey Apr 16, 2021
NHL Postpones Next Three Avalanche Games After Third Positive Test

NHL Postpones Next Three Avalanche Games After Third Positive Test

Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports The Avalanche are shut down through April 20th The NHL announced Friday afternoon that the Colorado Avalanche will have their next three games postponed, after the team returned a third positive COVID test in the latest round of tests. The player who tested positive will join Defenseman Bowen Byram, and Goaltender Philipp Grubauer on the leagues protocol list. The Avalanche were set to play the first of a two-game set tonight against the Los Angeles Kings, but now those two games, as well as Tuesday’s game against the St. Louis Blues, will...
Mile High Hockey Apr 16, 2021
Colorado Avalanche Game Day: Just Keep Climbing

Colorado Avalanche Game Day: Just Keep Climbing

Isaiah J. Downing-USA TODAY Sports The Colorado Avalanche welcomes in the Los Angeles Kings as they look to continue padding their lead and march towards the President’s Trophy. Colorado Avalanche - 30-9-4 Los Angeles Kings - 16-20-6 Puck Drop - 7:00pm MT Watch – ESPN+, Altitude 2, KCOP-13 Listen - Altitude 92.5, AM 950 (RADIO) Colorado Avalanche The Colorado Avalanche return to Ball Arena for a quick two-game homestand against the visiting Los Angeles Kings. The hometown squad is 9-1-0 in their last ten contests and looks to continue their winning ways and continue...
Mile High Hockey Apr 14, 2021
Colorado Avalanche hold off St. Louis Blues 4-3

Colorado Avalanche hold off St. Louis Blues 4-3

Photo by Scott Rovak/NHLI via It wasn’t pretty but one step closer to clinching playoffs On a rare one day road trip the Colorado Avalanche visited the St. Louis Blues for the first time all season. The two teams will become very familiar next week but for now was an opportunity to take care of business and move closer to clinching a playoff spot in the Honda West Division. More adversity was thrown the Avalanche’s way when they had another morning skate called off and a day spent awaiting test results when a positive COVID-19 test placed Philipp Grubauer on the...