This is the middle six the Avs are looking for. A goal-scoring spree to put some confidence in almost all of the Avs forwards as they bulldoze a sloppy Sharks team. https://youtu.be/IcJ3E0fkqF4
Bowen Byram was the spark for the Avs in the third period as Philipp Grubauer outdueled John Gibson in an overtime nail biter. https://youtu.be/kciBqU3CIZI
Despite the best efforts of Nathan MacKinnon and Mikko Rantanen, the lackluster play of the Avs depth costs them what could have been a routine win. https://youtu.be/rMmpz4OR2OU
The Avs sent a message to the St. Louis Blues blowing them out of Ball Arena with ease. Led by the Three-Headed-Monster no one was safe from embarrassment as the Avs pick up their first win of the season. https://youtu.be/xGKfkcNbuLs
Mikko “The Big Moose Rantanen” is a key fixture in the Avs lineup. After an up and down season can he become an elite player this season or will he just ride the coattails of Nathan MacKinnon? https://youtu.be/fXh3eKkfsvk
The year that no one wanted is finally over. While the majority of 2020 is better left in the rearview, it wasn’t all bad on the ice. On this edition of The Tape, we look back at some of the best plays made by the Avs last season. 1. Depth dominance. We start with a little reminder that even a fourth-line…...
Avs square the series at three thanks to these three standouts (and honorable mention to Nathan MacKinnon). https://youtu.be/1vxQfRmBKkY
The three best Avs players from their close loss to the Vegas Golden Knights in the final round robin game. https://youtu.be/BX13Mk76EV8
If I wandered around the Denver metro area knocking on front doors and asking if people were familiar with Nathan MacKinnon, chances are I’d get a decent amount of “yes” responses but still enough “no” answers to make me feel inadequate at my job. If I surveyed the casual hockey landscape, however, I wouldn’t find anybody who isn’t familiar with…...
362 minutes. That’s all the Three-Headed Monster played together at five on five this season, less than 11% of the Avs total time. The reason for that obviously boils down to injuries for the most part but heading into the playoffs that should be far less of an issue. While the Avs may not go with that line all the…...
Funny what a couple of years can do in the NHL. It wasn’t that long ago that Joe Sakic was in the shadow of the impetuous attitude of Patrick Roy, his former teammate back during their glory-filled playing day. Their management structure didn’t last long and yielded almost disastrous results. Their parting of ways left their pet project, the Colorado…...
A fantastic game with an acceptable result, but potentially disastrous implications. https://youtu.be/2TgEtV9DOl0
The top line gave the Avs a chance to win, but they couldn’t get it done. https://youtu.be/V0XQdmVSm2Y
It must be some kind of mutation for Rantanen to have a backhand like that. https://youtu.be/N24QmY2kntk
I’m a sucker for love stories. Movies, songs, and apparently hockey ones, too. I’m all about them. In the last two years, the Avalanche has enjoyed watching the Nathan MacKinnon-Mikko Rantanen connection blossom into something special. It’s been the kind of connection that makes you believe something bigger might be in store down the road. This year, the rosy-cheeked Cale…...
The three best Avs from their shutout victory on home ice over the Ottawa Senators. https://youtu.be/V-GLxvfAPPE
I can say with a large amount of confidence Rantanen’s Patronus is a Moose. https://youtu.be/z89dj85FrIc