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
There aren’t a lot of moments in hockey I can earnestly say I’ll never forget. Kadri’s hat trick in this game has absolutely earned that status. The Avs continue to finish business taking a 3 – 1 series lead back home for Game 5. https://youtu.be/I1E8EbAc4_o
With the return of Devon Toews, it was back to business in dominating fashion for the Avs against the St. Louis Blues. With just two regular-season games left the only thing left to prove lies in the playoffs. https://youtu.be/9cTIskcplVg
As the Avs offense continues to gear back up it allows them to get away with some suspect defense and goaltending. Plus having a Cale Makar up your sleeve is basically a cheat code. https://youtu.be/bOOMRl7czn4
As Erik Johnson enters the twilight of his career, the time has come to ask what will his legacy be? The answer to that question is much more mercurial than it may first seem. https://youtu.be/LGvvyOJH3qo
For the first time in a while, it felt like the Avs found a way to lose a hockey game they should have won. With critical defensive mistakes and terribly timed penalties, this is one where the issues are obvious. https://youtu.be/pfnW87q92yA
Cale Makar was already a household name in the hockey world but with an incredible moment on the national stage, he could be starting to become even more than that. The hype is real. https://youtu.be/9Noz2I4EBmI
Hat trick number two on the season comes from Andre Burakovsky in impressive fashion against the Florida Panthers. As the only Avs goal scorer in the game, every goal was massive in the Avs win. https://youtu.be/KKJXXTbO6Q4
Maybe the Avs can just outscore all of their problems. In a game where even the goalie is getting points, if it’s not broke don’t fix it. The sustainability remains highly in doubt but take it while it lasts. https://youtu.be/M01etai1C0k
The Avs unload their third blowout in four games as goals are getting poured in from everywhere. Cale Makar leads the way as he sets himself on pace for more than 20 goals this season. https://youtu.be/QNA2fJb1VDQ
A four point night from Gabe Landeskog made it easy for the Avs to get back to .500 against Minnesota. As the Avs continue to make progress playing better hockey, key pieces are coming into form. https://youtu.be/ZDBeJ469gfA
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
One of the challenges of covering preseason hockey is trying to find meaning in a situation that is inherently lacking. If you’re a bottom-line only kind of person, the end results are irrelevant because these don’t actually count in the standings. If you’re a person who loves the thrill of preseason camp battles, the reality is that even in that…
Having only been able to suit up for 13 games over the course of the last 18 months, it was a welcome sight to see Erik Johnson on the ice (and healthy) when the Avs opened training camp on Thursday. The person most excited for it, obviously, was Johnson himself. “I’m just excited to get back out there and be…
Even though the Stanley Cup was awarded a few days ago, today marks the unofficial beginning of the NHL offseason as the initial buyout window is now open for teams to begin making meaningful financial decisions. This year’s window is especially intriguing because the Seattle expansion draft looms in less than two weeks and we might see a number of…...
The full power of Colorado’s offensive ability was on display as they simply outmatched the Minnesota Wild in the first game of the series. Production from all four lines leads to a blowout. https://youtu.be/CE3LArE9swg
The Avalanche made it through two whole games before the injury woes of last year began to descend upon them again. With what sounds like very minor injuries for the moment to Pavel Francouz and Andre Burakovsky, the lineup tonight against the Los Angeles Kings is getting some tweaks. With Burakovsky out, the team is running 11 forwards and seven…...
Both Bowen Byram and Erik Johnson practiced with the team for the first time this season, kicking off speculation of when either might get into the lineup. As the Avs head to California for a four-game road trip, the lineup on defense is a major focus as Johnson is a proven regular and Byram is arguably the best defenseman in…...