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Mile High Hockey Sep 30, 2022
Jonas Johansson claimed by Arizona

Jonas Johansson claimed by Arizona

Photo by Chris Tanouye/ The depth goaltender is on the move again. It took only the first day of waivers for the Colorado Avalanche to get poached as they tried to get the first batch of their cuts down to the Colorado Eagles. Again it was goaltender Jonas Johansson who struck the fancy of another organization as it was the Arizona Coyotes who pounced and will give him a look for their backup goaltender position. If they choose to waive Johansson the Avalanche will have the opportunity to claim him back so there exists the possibility that he could return at some point....
Mile High Hockey Sep 30, 2022
Colorado Avalanche Season Preview: Atlantic Division

Colorado Avalanche Season Preview: Atlantic Division

Photo by Christian Petersen/ The winner from the Eastern Conference has come out of the Atlantic the last four seasons. Will they keep the pressure up? Continuing on our season preview for the Avs against the world comes the Atlantic Division. The Atlantic has been the powerhouse of the Eastern Conference the last couple of years, with the Lightning winning out of the East the previous three years and the Bruins back in 2019. Even if just those two have been to the Stanley Cup Final in the last four years out of the East, there are still plenty of solid names. They will...
Mile High Hockey Sep 29, 2022
Entering a new era at Mile High Hockey

Entering a new era at Mile High Hockey

Photo by Dave Sandford/NHLI via There is going to be a slight change in management starting this season. Back in March, we announced that there will be a new leadership group at Mile High Hockey, with the aim of consistency and reliability from your favorite Colorado Avalanche blog. Now, with the 2022-23 season around the corner, we are going to make one small announcement regarding that leadership group. Thomas Williams joined us as an interim site manager, to calm the seas and plan for a bright future for MHH. And with guidance through the last half of the regular...
Mile High Hockey Sep 29, 2022
Another round of Avalanche cuts

Another round of Avalanche cuts

Photo by Jeff Bottari/NHLI via The roster moves leaves just 31 players in camp. Following an ugly 7-1 preseason loss, the Colorado Avalanche announced their second round of cuts as the team begins to aim focus on their opening night roster. #Avs training camp cuts continue. Oskar Olausson is getting his first full season of pro hockey and will start with the Colorado Eagles. Hunt, Hudon and Johansson among the veteran group that will require waivers. pic.twitter.com/iuQb01WZS7— Aarif Deen (@runwriteAarif) September 29, 2022 Most of these moves were expected as...
Mile High Hockey Sep 29, 2022
Morning Flurries: A loss in Sin City

Morning Flurries: A loss in Sin City

Stephen R. Sylvanie-USA TODAY Sports Your daily dose of Avalanche news, along with other interesting stories from around the NHL. For the Colorado Avalanche’s fourth preseason game they traveled to face the Vegas Golden Knights with another lineup light on NHL experience. While Alexandar Georgiev was asked to hold the fort down he wasn’t quite up to the task and gave up six goals on 18 shots through two periods and then Jonas Johansson entered the third period for mop-up duty en route to a 7-1 final score in Vegas’ favor. The lone bright spot was Alex Beaucage...
Mile High Hockey Sep 28, 2022
Avalanche make first set of cuts

Avalanche make first set of cuts

Bruce Fedyck-USA TODAY Sports A total of 11 players have been released from the roster. After completing half of their preseason slate of games the Colorado Avalanche decided it was time to make their first set of cuts for the season and trim 11 from the roster to sit at 42 players ahead of their match with the Vegas Golden Knights. The #Avs have announced their first round of cuts, training camp roster is now down to 42 players pic.twitter.com/2Y4SYu8Jam— Kyle Fredrickson (@kylefredrickson) September 28, 2022 The big storyline is Alex Galchenyuk’s release...
Mile High Hockey Sep 28, 2022
Recap and Preview: Looking to rebound quickly

Recap and Preview: Looking to rebound quickly

Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports After being handed a second loss to the Wild, the bright lights of Vegas are calling. Last night, the Colorado Avalanche faced off against the Minnesota Wild for the second time in 72 hours. Within that span of 72 hours, the Avs fell twice to the Wild with last night’s subpar result of 5-2. Three goals in quick succession from the Wild led by former Avs member Tyson Jost capped off the win. Jost scored the first two goals for the Wild in his first trip back to Colorado since being traded away. Wearing the ‘A’ proudly for his new team...
Mile High Hockey Sep 27, 2022
Colorado Avalanche Gameday: The Wild come to town

Colorado Avalanche Gameday: The Wild come to town

Brace Hemmelgarn-USA TODAY Sports We’ll determine the first round of cuts after tonight’s game. Game three of the preseason for the Colorado Avalanche sees them face off against the Minnesota Wild for the second time in the span of three days. However, Colorado this time has the home-ice advantage and no split-squad to spread them thinly on their choices of who to play against who. These two played through 60 minutes Sunday and called for a little bit of extra hockey. It would be the Wild who ended up on top 3-2 in the extra frame thanks to a Ryan Hartman overtime...
Mile High Hockey Sep 26, 2022
Recap: Split result in pair of split squad games

Recap: Split result in pair of split squad games

Bruce Fedyck-USA TODAY Sports A win and a couple prospect goals highlight the two games. The preseason is coming fast and furious at the Colorado Avalanche as they play two-thirds of their schedule over just four days. Two of those games were on Sunday as the team participated in a split squad affair and they split the results of those games as well. A group light on NHL players travelled to face the Minnesota Wild in an afternoon game and while the Avalanche fell into a two-goal deficit early they eventually rallied and tied the game on goals from Spencer Smallman and...
Mile High Hockey Sep 25, 2022
Colorado Avalanche Gameday: A golden and wild day

Colorado Avalanche Gameday: A golden and wild day

Photo by Michael Martin/NHLI via We see game action twice today for the first time since lifting the Cup. Day one of preseason for the Stanley Cup champion Colorado Avalanche will see them play two games today. And unfortunately, while we don’t get to see Cale Makar skate circles around opposing players twice in a day, he will be a participant in at least one of the two games today. One-half of the Avalanche squad will fly to the Twin Cities and face-off against division rival Minnesota Wild. As always, Jared Bednar was not keen to share who would play where but...
Mile High Hockey Sep 24, 2022
How forward injuries may impact the lineup

How forward injuries may impact the lineup

Photo by Curtis Comeau/Icon Sportswire via Day one of training camp, the Avalanche were already down three. Training camp and the new season always bring the hope that the team will begin fully healthy before the war of attrition takes hold. Unfortunately, the toll of a long postseason run to the Stanley Cup victory is still going to linger for the Colorado Avalanche into the 2022-23 campaign as multiple regular forwards were not able to hit the ice with the rest of the squad on day one. The wounded Val Nichushkin's absence was pretty much expected after he had...
Mile High Hockey Sep 24, 2022
Morning Flurries: The most wonderful time of the year

Morning Flurries: The most wonderful time of the year

Photo by Ethan Miller/ Your daily dose of Avalanche news, along with other interesting stories from around the NHL. All Avalanche The Colorado Avalanche starts day three of training camp this morning. After the first couple of days, we’re already getting a glimpse of how this team hasn’t slowed down much at all. Nate with a no look behind the back pass through the slot to Girard. Girard with a one knee slapper to finish.....stop camp now. #Avs #GoAvsGo— Brennan Vogt (@AvsTerritory) September 22, 2022 Newhook skating like he has a job on the line here ......
Mile High Hockey Sep 22, 2022
Five burning questions as training camp begins

Five burning questions as training camp begins

Photo by Dustin Bradford/Icon Sportswire via Defending the Stanley Cup starts now. It was a short summer for the Stanley Cup champion Colorado Avalanche but they’ll take that every year. Despite losing a few players to free agency, there wasn’t much drama and an enormous piece of business got taken care of earlier this week with Nathan MacKinnon’s mega contract extension. The core is in place and the Avalanche hope to begin their quest on a repeat starting with this training camp but there are still a few unanswered questions to watch for as the practices and...
Mile High Hockey Sep 20, 2022
Report: Alex Galchenyuk to join Avalanche on PTO

Report: Alex Galchenyuk to join Avalanche on PTO

Photo by Michael Martin/NHLI via There had to be one PTO. While Nathan MacKinnon signing his massive eight-year extension was the news of the day for the Colorado Avalanche, there was a little additional nugget of information on the team’s yet-to-be-released training camp roster from Peter Baugh. The #Avs are signing Alex Galchenyuk to a PTO, per a source. He had 21 points in 60 games with Arizona last season.— Peter Baugh (@Peter_Baugh) September 20, 2022 Alex Galchenyuk, who was the third overall pick in the 2012 NHL Draft, is looking to extend his career...
Mile High Hockey Sep 20, 2022
Avalanche sign Nathan MacKinnon to 8-year contract extension

Avalanche sign Nathan MacKinnon to 8-year contract extension

Photo by Matthew Stockman/ The Avs star gets his deal. After a couple days of rumors and hints that Nathan MacKinnon is going to get his deserved contract extension, the news has become official. Announced by the team on Tuesday morning, the Colorado Avalanche have signed MacKinnon to an eight-year, $100.8-million deal that will keep him in Denver through the 2030-31 season. EIGHT MORE FOR NATE THE GREAT!#GoAvsGo pic.twitter.com/BzQmrdIk6w— Colorado Avalanche (@Avalanche) September 20, 2022 The 27-year-old center was set to become an unrestricted free agent next...

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