Perhaps the biggest non-game news yesterday for the Avalanche was this: it appears the standoff between Altitude and DirecTV has ended:
According to Jim Martin, CEO of KSE, Altitude Sports has reached a multi-year agreement with DirecTV. The deal ends a two-month dispute with the distributor that prevented Denver Nuggets and Colorado Avalanche fans from being able to watch their teams. [Mile High Hockey]
The Avs also played hockey last night, it wasn’t a great one.
In the press conference at the end of the game, coach Bednar spoke about readiness out of his players and starting on time. Looking at the quotes and video, he’s right. It’s not the coach’s job to motivate players to do their best right before a game, it’s their job to create a game plan that will win the game. There was a plan for this game, but the team didn’t execute. [Mile High Hockey]
Lucky number 13!
It was a milestone night for Nazem Kadri:
Apparently Matt Calvert is a fan of traffic jams?
#Avs asked for their feelings on I-25.— Ryan S. Clark (@ryan_s_clark) November 2, 2019
Pierre-Edouard Bellemare says he's been here for a few days and is already over it.
Matt Calvert says he likes it because of the traffic jams.
Bellemare responds "Please. Get out."
A lovely, touching gesture by Mark Barberio and Ian Cole:
A number of Denver-area youth at a local children's hospital could not go trick-or-treating because of their illnesses.— The Athletic NHL (@TheAthleticNHL) November 1, 2019
So, Mark Barberio and Ian Cole brought Halloween to them dressed as Mario and Luigi. @ryan_s_clark with the story https://t.co/07TJIOg63q pic.twitter.com/ou6eEwsQ3A
And because it wouldn’t be an MHH post written by yours truly without some Cale Makar content:
Injuries have also struck the Eagles:
Here’s a fun event brought to you by USA Hockey!
Ever wanted to try playing hockey? Here's your chance! @usahockey is hosting Try Hockey For Free Day on November 9. Find more details and rink locations here: https://t.co/MmianKI6Mt pic.twitter.com/1u7CHAq2fQ— AHL (@TheAHL) November 1, 2019
And just a couple of tidbits to tide you over until Monday’s prospect report, where I will discuss both tweets in greater detail:
Cornell’s season (finally) kicks off tonight and #GoAvsGo prospect Matt Stienburg will make his NCAA debut on the first line, with linemates Morgan Barron (NYR) and Max Andreev.— ♀️Lauren Kelly ♀️ (@laurkelly24) November 1, 2019
November is Hockey Fights Cancer month, and here are a couple of initiatives:
This November we will be raising money to support Dale Hawerchuk and stomach cancer research. Our goal is to raise $5000! Please share this and donate to help us reach our goal!— Barrie Colts (@OHLBarrieColts) November 1, 2019
Click the link below to donate:https://t.co/ouJxXFsMSb pic.twitter.com/K1j1YXnLsm
Eddie Olczyk never knew he was this tough until battling and beating colon cancer: https://t.co/ICyMv1sLWE— Stephen Whyno (@SWhyno) November 1, 2019
After eleven years, Doug Gilmour is leaving the Kingston Frontenacs:
The San Jose Sharks have introduced a truly terrifying food combination:
Yesterday marked the change in the way NHL teams can claim players off waivers:
Reminder with regards to Waivers claims.— CapFriendly (@CapFriendly) November 1, 2019
November 1st sees the 'waivers claim priority' change from last seasons final standings to the current seasons active standings, with priority awarded to the club with the lowest point percentage at the time of the claim. pic.twitter.com/lNpDs0UuT6
The Tampa Bay Lightning finally dealt Louis Domingue:
The #NJDevils have acquired goaltender Louis Domingue from the Tampa Bay Lightning, in exchange for a conditional seventh-round pick in the 2021 NHL Draft.— New Jersey Devils (@NJDevils) November 1, 2019
MORE INFO ➡️ https://t.co/7Jqc8xTSFX pic.twitter.com/I1KGDqRybS
NHL Seattle made another hire:
Enjoy the weekend!