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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...
Mile High Hockey Aug 17, 2018
Colorado Avalanche Top 25 Under 25: #8 Alex Kerfoot

Colorado Avalanche Top 25 Under 25: #8 Alex Kerfoot

Alex Kerfoot should be a big part of he offense in Colorado this season 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. When a player is confident enough to spurn the team that drafted him for a better opportunity for ice time elsewhere, he had better...
Mile High Hockey Aug 17, 2018
Nathan MacKinnon among betting favorites to win the 2019 Hart Trophy

Nathan MacKinnon among betting favorites to win the 2019 Hart Trophy

The Avalanche superstar finds himself in some great company as betting lines open for the 2018-19 NHL season Last season, Colorado Avalanche superstar Nathan MacKinnon proved that he is truly one of the elite forwards in the NHL. After leading the league in Points/60 during the 2017-18 season, MacKinnon found himself as one of the three finalists for the Hart Memorial Trophy as well as the Ted Lindsey Award for the league’s most outstanding player. After a 2016-17 season that was a disappointment for everyone involved with the Avalanche organization, MacKinnon became the unquestioned...
Mile High Hockey Aug 16, 2018
UPDATE: Colorado Avalanche prospect Sampo Ranta reportedly to join University of Minnesota

UPDATE: Colorado Avalanche prospect Sampo Ranta reportedly to join University of Minnesota

Nothing official yet, but it looks like the Avs third rounder is moving one state east to the “State of Hockey” 2018 third-round pick of the Colorado Avalanche, Sampo Ranta, has found a new home for the 2018-19 season. After having committed to the University of Nebraska back in 2016, an unknown admissions issue forced the Finnish international to find a new home. You can read our breakdown of the situation from Tuesday here. Colorado Avalanche 3rd rounder Sampo Ranta rumored to have hit an admissions snag at Wisconsin. Wouldn't be shocked if he lands at BU, which now has some cap...
Mile High Hockey Aug 16, 2018
Colorado Avalanche Top 25 Under 25; #9 Conor Timmins

Colorado Avalanche Top 25 Under 25; #9 Conor Timmins

Conor Timmins is set to make the transition to professional hockey this season and Avalanche fans should be excited about it 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. In the past thirteen months, Conor Timmins has transitioned from one of the most...