Well, the writing had been on the wall for a bit here and after the last two trade deadlines of close calls, Tyson Jost’s tenure in Colorado has officially ended with the trade today that sent him to the Minnesota Wild in exchange for forward Nico Sturm. The how’s and why’s of Jost never developing into the top-six forward many…...
The Avs ability to consistently make even decent NHL teams look like routine wins should stand as a statement about how good Colorado really is. A game led by the forward core felt like a refreshing break for the Avs defense. https://youtu.be/rwbyauNpzRY
The Avs win a game in which they look dominant on paper but via the eye test left a lot to be desired. While the Avs can afford to cut corners against a team like Arizona it’s not something they should make a habit of. https://youtu.be/ahwt5oBvYIY
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
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
A loss should come as no surprise give the Avs extremely shorthanded lineup. A valiant effort from the Avs depth regulars is still something to take positives from on an unfortunate night. https://youtu.be/l_PQF6J9EhE
With a bottom-six that is still not entirely set, questions remain about who slots in where on the Avs third line. While flexibility will be necessary the Avs will look to lean on the same players they used last season to elevate their depth. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8ARC46P2hGg
The first OT of the playoffs for Colorado ends with a positive as the Avs remain undefeated 6 – 0. Big Moose Mikko had to bring out his final form. https://youtu.be/-2h_I4TdHaA
The Avs extend their series lead to 3 – 0 off of a dominant depth performance including a game-winning goal from Alex Newhook. With sights set on the grand prize, the magic number is now 13. https://youtu.be/DrdnqSavNak
Cale Makar might be the best player on their team if he was with a number of teams in the NHL. With the Avs, that honor goes to MacKinnon, but when MacKinnon’s not around, the boys will play. https://youtu.be/jmQzgoGgaK8
There’s never a good time to blow a game but the Avs picked a decent time to do it as they still maintain control of their own destiny. Underlying depth positives are overshadowed by poor top-end play. https://youtu.be/ZFlZD9cXoKU
The Avs continue their dominant stretch of hockey with what might be their weakest underlying game but the score is still just as pretty. https://youtu.be/1gBTGVm_UPo
The Avs finally started to see pucks hit twine throughout the lineup as they establish dominance over Arizona. https://youtu.be/ZQqGKINnehs
The next preview of the 2021 season adds some heat with Rudo and Evan bringing their hot takes to the table for the Avs’ bottom six forwards. Will Pierre-Edouard Bellemare be replaced or re-sign? What about Matt Calvert? and many other takes on the likes of Donskoi, Compher, Jost, and Nichushkin. https://youtu.be/83bOsR3-Pu8
In an offseason that seems set to never end given the league’s owners current position of trying to take even more money from the players, we’re digging deeper into the bag of tricks that we in the biz call “content.” Today, we’re taking a look at one of the most-requested topics from readers: the expansion draft, how it works, and…...
The Avalanche announced this morning (or late last night if you were paying attention to social media) the club had come to terms with Tyson Jost and Hunter Miska on new contracts. Jost’s deal is his qualifying offer, a one-year contract worth $874,125 next year before he becomes a restricted free agent again. Miska’s two-year deal is a two-way contract…...
The Top Three Avs from their hard fought game two win over the Arizona Coyotes. https://youtu.be/9_8uT2vsRzk
There’s almost nothing in hockey more romanticized than the fourth line. Made up of a healthy mixture of youth and experience, the same barrier is true for almost all guys on the fourth line: they simply aren’t good enough to play higher in the lineup. Because of this, you typically find defensive specialists on fourth lines around the league as…...
Ahhh, yes, the time for another Tyson Jost conversation. This seemed inevitable when Jost opened Avalanche training camp as the 13th forward and hasn’t really moved up in the lineup in the week since the team first hit the ice. He’s moved around some but has consistently hung around on what you’d consider the “fifth” line, or the top healthy…...
We’re back to get into another hot-button Avalanche topic for when the sport inevitably returns. Today’s topic: Tyson Jost. He looked like a stressed-out kid leading up to the deadline and then appeared to be freed from the shackles of worry after it passed and he stayed in Colorado. Are you buying or selling Tyson Jost as the aggressive and…...