The Avs continue to find ways to win despite being outshot heavily. With scoring coming from unusual places the Avs forwards are finding ways to be effective while relying on Georgiev defensively. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SkCIboi_XeM
The Avs came out on top of the WIld in what will likely be the wackiest game of the season, with bounces, penalties, and plays that make absolutely no sense. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=712jUpjQYsk
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
Part of the wider appeal of free agency across all sports is finding out which players you’ve definitely heard of have decided to come to play for the team you root for/cover/occasionally watch and how they’ll fit into the conversation. Free agency is uniquely fascinating because not all teams have the same goal. Some teams are in the heart of…...
The Avs just played the best game maybe any team has ever played in a Stanley Cup Final. Sheer dominance for a full 60 minutes left a Tampa team with all the experience in the world feeling something new. A blowout loss to go down 2 – 0 in the Final. https://youtu.be/Dkb1vsX8ywA
The Avs take a 2 – 0 series lead in what was probably the best executed game of the playoffs for far for Colorado. The 2nd line and the backup goaltender bother showed out in the game of twos. https://youtu.be/Iia4JKRfAnk
The Avalanche are back in the Western Conference final for the first time in 20 years thanks to their forward depth. The St Louis Blues got to play the sacrifice as the Avs finally slew their Round 2 demons. https://youtu.be/yADuV00FWYs
At morning skate today, every member of the media that I talked to said roughly the same thing, “I can’t believe we’re back here.” Halfway through Game 5, everybody was making plans for what they would do with their days off in between series, and obviously you know what happened next. So there we were, sitting inside the Enterprise Center…...
The Avs get an elite performance out of Sam Girard and Josh Manson on their second pairing to escape OT with a W in Game 1 against the Blues. With dominant 5-on-5 play across the board, the Avs should feel confident going deeper into the series. https://youtu.be/cq_ym2Nbf3E
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
I could write you the press release version of the Avalanche acquiring Josh Manson from the Anaheim Ducks in exchange for defenseman Drew Helleson and a 2023 second-round pick, but grading things is just what we do here at DNVR so I’m doing that instead. It’s important to note that Anaheim is eating half of Manson’s salary, which helps preserve…...