Colorado Hockey Podcast – WTF AVS?¿

Admit it, you’ve thought it, said it or screamed it at this point. As you should… the Avs are in a way of late and we vent a bit about it all, in less than 10 minutes. Becuase, we can.

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Five for Friday – Hockey related links worth sharing

Five for Friday -  the curated list of hockey links to help you put an end to the last day of the week. Nothing too serious... just some hockey links for the hockey fan in you.
  1. Towes and Matthews in a game of “name your shot”. Highly staged, but pretty damn cool.
  2. Adrian Dater’s Hockey word (that’s a new one by me). Dater gives his thoughts on the “abusive relationship” between the Avs and their fans. He makes some good points here.
  3. In a world of dark Avs news, AJ provides a bright spot of a story about Sam Henley and his first NHL goal/game.
  4. The most depressing headline, ever – Sinking Stars, Avalanche duel in a game somebody has to win
  5. The Denver Post’s take on the Avs latest loss and the down-spiralling season.

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Colorado Hockey Podcast In-Between-Isode – Adrian Dater, part 1

This is what we loving call an In-Between-isode. A chance to get to know the hockey community that makes the world spin, off the ice. The guys who do the legwork to bring us stories and news from the Colorado Avalanche. These are the people who rarely get the credit they deserve for holding down their corners of the Colorado Hockey community.

I managed to track Adrian Dater down a few days before he was scheduled to go under the knife for a full ankle replacement. An injury that, at least in part, has to be a result of his large frame and many years of being a beat reporter. Trucking from rental car to airplane, to press boxes in the nose-bleeds and back down to the locker room for interviews. Dater has seen and done it all, inside-and-out when it comes to the Colorado Avalanche. We sat down over a cup of coffee at a local Starbucks and recorded an interview that just might give you a new perspective on what it is to be a sports writer.

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5 for Friday – The Best Pentaly Box Moments in the NHL

Five for Friday -  the curated list of hockey links to help you put an end to the last day of the week. Nothing too serious... just some hockey blurbs, for the hockey fan in you.
  1. Teams used to share the same penalty box
    Oh, the good old days of the NHL when both teams players shared the same penalty box. You can imagine the melee that ensued eventually. But as the video notes, it’s even more amazing that it took so long for this to become an issue. Can you imagine players sharing the same penalty box in the 1970’s, or even now? Imagine Tie Domi and Donald Brashear in the same box. Holy hell, they’d kill each other. What about Lemieux and Darren Mccarty in the same box.

  2. TSN’s 10 best penalty box moments
    Ex-Avs player Shane O’Brien  makes an appearance on the list at #8  in this video (0:45 seconds in in). This is possible the greatest thing I ever saw O’Brien do by the way.

  3. The NHL clown-car game in the penalty box
    The Jets and Predators play the NHLs version of Clown and try to see how many players each team can fit in the penalty boxes all at one time.

  4. Proof the the ref will never let you out of penalty, no matter what happens.

    I really think that Travis Zajac of the New Jersey Devils thought he might get out of this penalty. I’ve seen a lot of strange things from both sides of the penalty box, but never a door jammed this bad. We almost had a through back to the days when players did actually sit next to each other in the penalty box, but at the last minute, a relative of MacGyver saves the day.

  5. The caring side of Brandon Prust
    When Brandon Prust isn’t spearing Brad Marchand in the nuts, he’s actually a pretty nice guy and helps an off-ice official who takes one to the dome.

 

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Colorado Hockey Podcast – Less politics , more hockey, please.

The last few days have been crazy. Lots of emotions flying around and  not nearly enough Avs hockey to watch. We thought we’d break the tension a bit with a podcast and a couple of hockey tunes.

In this podcast, we talk (and flub words) about:

  • John Mitchell and waivers
  • Success Metrics – Benchmarking the Avs based on the preseason metrics we outlined for success
  • The NOT A goalie controversy
  • and a bunch of randomness along the way

Stay Classy #AVSFAM

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Colorado Hockey Podcast – 11 games and who’s to blame

Everyone is looking for a player to blame, trade, beat-up, give-up on… thinking that the Avalanche problems are that simple. We give our thoughts on the situation and what we think would make much of it irrelevant in this short podcast.

Also, we share a number of podcasts that we like, for you to go and like. It’s a good time to be a hockey/podcast fan.

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5 for Friday – Ref-Cam edition

Five for Friday -  the curated list of hockey links to help you put an end to the last day of the week. Nothing too serious... just some hockey links for the hockey fan in you.

The thankless job of being a referee is, well, thankless. I don’t think there has ever been a kid who grew up want to be a referee but, there are those humble enough to do whatever it takes to get more ice time and stick around the game the love. The NHL is considering using Ref Cam in regular season action, soon and I for one can’t wait. I love the in the game/on the ice angles and the sense of action you get from a very POV type video feed. It’s shaky, erratic and right up in the businesses. Perfect!

  1. And, even more Ref-cam in this collection from Scouting the Refs.

 

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