Just outside the top of the crease may be one of the most punishing locations in all of sports. At times hockey can look similar to MMA when players engage in that area but it is also a key location for offenses to control. On this week’s reel of The Tape, we take a look at how the Avs manage…

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Nathan, also known as Rudo, hosts the DNVR Avalanche Podcast and the Avalanche Review on YouTube. From Rockies and baseball beginnings, he has followed the Avs since they moved to Colorado in 1995. He started independently covering hockey on sites like Reddit and Youtube in 2015 then joined the DNVR Avalanche Podcast in 2019 and hasn't looked back. Follow Rudo on Twitter - @Nathan__Rudolph