A game that lacked intensity and pace from the effort saw Bowen Byram and the second line attempt to carry the team to victory but the Avs were just too heavy. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FImShfh3rH8
After spotting the Jets a two-goal lead the Avs simultaneously feel lucky to have gotten a point and disappointed that they left one on the table. For a loss, this one is easy to take positives out of. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sv_MORmknLE
The Avs drop their first game of the season in an all but guaranteed schedule loss to the Flames. While there is certainly room for improvement there’s nothing to be concerned about given the scenario and even a few positives to take from this one. https://youtu.be/9R_kGT3xA9Q
It’s hard to argue against the Avs’ defense as the best in the league and somehow they may be poised to have an even better season than the last. With pieces like Byram and Girard ready to ascend it could become one of the greatest defenses ever. https://youtu.be/UX_9v7_9xAo
With the Avs plying a roster of mostly prospects and minor league players JT Compher proved how big the gap between the NHL and AHL is shining as one of the Avs best forwards in their victory over Vegas. https://youtu.be/Ygj4N-HKAM4
Despite a slow-paced loss to the Capitals the Avs still feel like they gained valuable knowledge out of this game and are set to be the toughest team to play in the playoffs. https://youtu.be/HG1WqtFemEA
I remember the NHL’s greatest rivalry between the Colorado Avalanche and Detroit Red Wings. I remember it fondly, in fact. It was part of my formative years as a sports fan growing up after my first live hockey game was an Avalanche-Red Wings game that got me forever hooked on the sport. The rivalry was captured brilliantly in Adrian Dater’s book, “Blood Feud”, and the name perfectly represented the hatred between the teams. The talent was immense, the hatred was real, but the blood spilled is what helped make the rivalry the stuff of legend. During the early stages of the COVID-19 pandemic, we went back and watched the 1996 Western Conference Finals between Colorado and Detroit. It was the…
It was a big news day for the Colorado Avalanche as they got back on the ice after a disappointing three-game road trip that saw them go 1-2. The most surprising news of the day was Gabe Landeskog’s decision to have knee surgery and will be out indefinitely, though that just means there is currently no clear timeline for a...
We’re back for another edition of the Weekly 5-on-5. Lots going on in the world of hockey this past week, Cale Makar continues to climb in the record books, there was another number sent to the rafters, this time in Columbus, and the IIHF sent a strong message with its ruling on the Russian national teams immediate future on the...
A twelve-point night with five goals including a hat trick from the three-headed monster is enough to strike fear into the strongest defensive teams. All three players are capable of changing a game in an instant. https://youtu.be/yQIN6IVZ86c
Mikko Rantanen drops a hat trick in a four-point night as the Avs get right back on track against the Nashville Predators. Bowen Byram’s return to the lineup also plays a critical role in the game. https://youtu.be/ZBlfqPkyh-w
Boy oh boy. What a day. I tell ya, I have never once enjoyed getting out of bed for a 5 AM alarm. Then you add in the fact that it came just a few hours after we wrapped up a late-night DNVR Avalanche Postgame Show… pain. See, I’m always in a tough spot. When I travel, I try my...
The story continues to be about injuries for the Colorado Avalanche. In their first practice after knocking off the San Jose Sharks 6-2 on Saturday, Nathan MacKinnon was expectedly absent, while JT Compher and Bowen Byram each added themselves to the seemingly never-ending list of Avs injuries in the early part of this season. And it doesn’t seem like either...
Bowen Byram put his stamp on the game and likely made waves in the Calder conversation but an Avs team that decided to take a third of the game off got what they were asking for in a defeat. https://youtu.be/-P67vG2Gogc
The Avs offense comes up short against Vegas once again as Colorado falls to 2 – 4 on the season. Some encouraging signs from the defense were not enough to get the avs over the hump and back to .500. https://youtu.be/TCIyivTHelA
In danger of dropping four of their first five, the Avs big guns came to play in Tampa Bay. In the end, it was Cale Makar showing up with the pressure on in the shootout to get the job done for Colorado. https://youtu.be/fvMzD17svgU
Bowen Byram announced his presence to the entire NHL as the Avs dominated Chicago in the opening game of the season. No MacKinnon no problem as the Avs top six and defense provided more than enough scoring for Darcy Kuemper. https://youtu.be/qDRbtJYgUcg
The Avs season begins tomorrow, and while the defense won’t be at full power for opening night, the defense that has been built is hard to argue with. One final beast of a preview before it’s back into the fray. https://youtu.be/oIHTcheLo9A
A four-assist night from Alex Newhook helped the Avs rookies to their first win of the rookie tournament in a game that took overtime despite a dominant performance from the Avs’ best players. https://youtu.be/zG96zvuqhe8