The Best players in the Avs forward core gave a valiant effort all season, at times dragging this team to victory. Nathan MacKinnon and Mikko Rantanen led the way, Val Nichushkin and Artturi Lehkonen found their place, but when it came time for the playoffs the second lind had problems. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6M1KXCC9kl8
A three-point night and an OT winner have Nathan Mackinnon reaching the 100 point mark in style. In what should have been an easy game the Avs squandered a multi-goal lead only for MacKinnon to refuse to lose. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yVWSQ11U2ic
Outscoring your problems gets a W just as well as not having any. Goals from Nichushkin, Makar, Rantanen, Erod, and crucially Eller were enough for the Avs to take the 5 – 4 win over Ottawa. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BQpuZWkPLHg
Today was certainly not the Avs’ day, a game in which they were never really competitive due to poor defense and goaltending. They simply need more from the likes of Cale Makar, Devon Toews, and Alexandar Georgiev. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rhYXdcWT8Ns
A fantastic game from the Avs’ depth forwards like Logan O’Connor, JT Compher, Alex Newhook, and Ben Meyers. The Avs are able to hold on to an early lead despite some third period struggles. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w6zq_y8M1RI
The Colorado Avalanche came out of the Christmas break on their heels, and let a weaker Arizona team get the better of them. With critical issues in their own zone they never had a chance. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CED5Z3uh4_Y
In a game that saw the puck cross the goal line exactly once and even that took a shootout attempt to happen the Avs played a much better game than the scoreboard reflects. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F_5Cq3hoMKM
Georgiev gets his revenge on the New York Rangers by outdueling Shesterkin in a banger of a hockey game. The Avs special teams units were the ones to put them over the hump. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j978hJmTtA4
The Avs get back above .500 with a solid win over Vegas as it feels like they are finally starting to gel together. Val Nichushkin may be the best forward over this starting stretch. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7_7mxFKXy8I
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
With the Avs season set to begin tomorrow, the Avs top-6 has seen some major changes but is still led by its core staples. Can MacKinnon, Rantanen, and Landeskog turn the Avs into a dynasty? https://youtu.be/UQs-Jpmk4mQ
Because it’s me and y’all know how I love digging up a number/stat and calling it a “fun fact” (sometimes they aren’t so fun), I decided to lead off my first postgame piece this season doing the same thing. So… Fun fact! Artturi Lehkonen has more games played in the postseason than regular season as a member of the Colorado…...
In what seemed like a most destined to happen from the start of free agency, the Colorado Avalanche reached an agreement with forward Evan Rodrigues on Monday morning. The 29-year-old, right-shooting Rodrigues gets a one-year deal from the Avs for $2M after choosing not to sign for basically all of the offseason. There were a number of teams reportedly vying…...