We won last night!
After a dominant first period, the Avs held on to beat the Calgary Flames 5-3. Mikko Rantanen led the way with two goals, but this was a complete team effort. It’s only one game but this Avalanche team looks far more balanced than the one we saw last season. Three dangerous offensive lines and a complete lineup that can play at a high pace. [Mile High Hockey]
I approve of this sign.
"Dude. Sweet." #NHLFaceOff pic.twitter.com/sEB2CF8UEn— NHL (@NHL) October 4, 2019
Welcome to the NHL, Conor!
A rookie lap first...— Colorado Avalanche (@Avalanche) October 4, 2019
THE BOYS ARE BACK, BABY!#GoAvsGo pic.twitter.com/ZqyH447uF9
So good to see you.— Colorado Avalanche (@Avalanche) October 4, 2019
Congrats, Conor Timmins!#GoAvsGo pic.twitter.com/dm7TtRpYrn
Fine, Cale too. It was actually his first-ever regular season game, so:
(Well, technically )— Colorado Avalanche (@Avalanche) October 4, 2019
Congrats, Cale Makar!#GoAvsGo pic.twitter.com/gEDqlPWv4R
And it looks like Nazem Kadri was a bit homesick, but we don’t expect that to last long:
Nazem Kadri says he watched his former #MapleLeafs' win last night but was bummed out by an off-season deal to the #Avalanche. (@ericfrancis)https://t.co/qOTrFbvTtK— Sportsnet (@Sportsnet) October 3, 2019
The Colorado Eagles are back in action today!
24 hours to puck drop#EaglesCountry pic.twitter.com/2Ut4cHLTzT— Colorado Eagles (@ColoradoEagles) October 4, 2019
If you can get to the game, you should:
We've got so many fun things planned for tomorrow night!— Colorado Eagles (@ColoradoEagles) October 3, 2019
Don't miss a minute of it.#EaglesCountry https://t.co/fcWx9LvLYU
Scott has been at Eagles practices and been doing some great coverage for us:
Spoke with a few @ColoradoEagles about expectations this year...— Scott MacDonald (@0ffScottFree) October 3, 2019
Greer: "Calder Cup, for sure. Definitely Calder Cup."
Kaut: "For sure, this is our goal...This year we could win the Calder Cup."
Bowers: "Everyone thinks that we can win it & that should definitely be the goal."
The Chicago Blackhawks decided to sign Alex DeBrincat early and avoid a potential RFA stalemate:
The Cat is BACK!— Chicago Blackhawks (@NHLBlackhawks) October 3, 2019
Alex DeBrincat has signed a 3-year contract extension that runs through the 2022-23 season, with an AAV of $6,400,000. #Purr #Blackhawks pic.twitter.com/rF4ztP9YON
The Boston Pride have a new team president!
NEWS: Hayley Moore named Team President of @TheBostonPride.— NWHL (@NWHL) October 3, 2019
: Michelle Jay pic.twitter.com/JLVRN8ncHM
So it turns out that Josh Ho-Sang has requested a trade. That’s not shocking. What is shocking, though, is that Lou Lamoriello told reporters about it.
Lamoriello: Ho-Sang's rep asked for a trade, so we told him not to report for a few days while we worked on that.— Arthur Staple (@StapeAthletic) October 3, 2019
Things get worse for the Edmonton Oilers:
The #Oilers have announced that defenceman Adam Larsson will be out of action for six to eight weeks with a fractured right fibula.— Edmonton Oilers (@EdmontonOilers) October 3, 2019
Here's to a speedy recovery for Larss. pic.twitter.com/r8cXSHiAEg
Some sad news broke at Sports Illustrated today:
NEWS: Management at Sports Illustrated just informed its newsroom in meetings that half the staff has been laid off, according to a person present.— David Folkenflik (@davidfolkenflik) October 3, 2019
But to end things on a lighter note, Lias Andersson pulled a Gritty:
It's not about how you start the night, it's how you finish it... pic.twitter.com/P0ectwnJv4— Shayna (@hayyyshayyy) October 3, 2019
Enjoy last night’s win, Avs fans!