Val Nichushkin’s career has been a wild ride from the failures in the Dallas Stars organization, a return to Russia, and the rebirth of his career with the Colorado Avalanche highlighted by a Stanley Cup. Join Rudo as he takes a deep dive into Val Nichuskin’s career and what could be the best free agency signing of Joe Sakic’s life.


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