Ian Cole, who very obviously does no skip leg day, and his wife welcomed a beautiful healthy baby boy into their family. We don’t have a name quite yet, but I’m more than happy to call the baby a “little Danver nugget”.
Cole also went on the NHL Network to talk about the Colorado Avalanche’s quest to get healthy and their process of preparing for the fast-paced NHL Playoffs that begin this week.
.@ICole28 chats about his team finally being healthy and smoothing out the kinks in their game before the round-robin.— NHL Network (@NHLNetwork) July 24, 2020
More with the @Avalanche D-man: https://t.co/9NcwFUdGnE pic.twitter.com/D07i30RSyK
Conor Timmins is finally healthy and is hoping to make a difference with the Avs this postseason. He had a bit of a taste at the beginning of the season, but has worked hard during his time with the Colorado Eagles, scoring 27 points in 40 games, and is excited to be a part of this run.
“It’s been kind of a tough couple of years. I haven’t had a lot of opportunities to play a lot of games, so any time I can be around the rink and get extra reps, especially with these guys, is great for my development. It’s going to be really cool to be on this run with these guys.” - Conor Timmins, NHL dot com
Nathan MacKinnon has been close to a Hart Trophy in the past, but never as close as this one after a season focusing on being more aggressive offensively and finding little areas for improvement in his game. No one deserves the MVP more than him.
“I think when I really turned my game around, and I really started to focus on every little detail off the ice and on the ice, I’m up for some big awards two out of three years, I don’t think that’s a coincidence. Obviously getting older and more mature helps, but I definitely had to dial it in, in every aspect of my game. I had some tough seasons to figure that out, and once I did it’s obviously very rewarding.” - Nathan MacKinnon, NHL dot com
President of Altitude Sports, Matt Hutchings, released a statement yesterday sharing his frustration at the lack of a deal between the company and cable providers, referencing how a deal was made between similar groups in Chicago.
A statement from Matt Hutchings, President of Altitude Sports. pic.twitter.com/L9CisIPgvl— AltitudeTV (@AltitudeTV) July 24, 2020