Altitude TV announced yesterday that they will be locally broadcasting the Exhibition and Qualifying Round games for the Colorado Avalanche. The games will be available on DIRECTV, Charter Communications and other cable providers, but not on Comcast and DISH Network as the network and service providers are still negotiating contracts.
NBCSN will be broadcasting the first Round Robin game against the St. Louis Blues nationally in the United States. The time and broadcast schedule has yet to be determined for the Avalanche’s final Round Robin game against the Vegas Golden Knights. The game will be on Saturday so there’s a chance it will also be broadcast on NBCSN, but nothing has been confirmed as of yet.
The NHL has been attempting to fulfill contracts with local broadcasters by providing the remaining number of games promised to them before the regular season was cut short. My guess is that all games will be nationally broadcast by the second or third round of the playoffs. Most games are being blacked out by region until then.
Avs Broadcast Schedule
Colorado Avalanche “@” Minnesota Wild - Exhibition Game
Wednesday, July 29th, 12:30pm MT
Altitude, NHL Network, NHL.TV, FS-N, FS-WI
St. Louis Blues “@” Colorado Avalanche - Round Robin
Sunday, August 2nd, 4:30pm MT
Altitude, NBCSN, SN360, NHL.TV, TVAS2, FS-MW
Colorado Avalanche “@” Dallas Stars - Round Robin
Wednesday, August 5th, 4:30pm MT
Altitude, NHL Network, NHL.TV, FX-CA, FS-SW
Vegas Golden Knights “@” Colorado Avalanche - Round Robin
Saturday, August 8th, TBD
4pm ET - NBCSN, NBCSP+, ATTN-PT, NHL.TV
8pm ET - NHL Network, Sportsnet 1, TVAS
10:30 ET - NHL Network, Sportsnet, NHL.TV
Gabriel Landeskog was nominated by the Avs for this year’s King Clancy Memorial Trophy for a “player who best exemplifies leadership qualities on and off the ice and has made a noteworthy humanitarian contribution in his community.”
It was reported yesterday by Ryan S. Clark that Vladislav Kamenev missed out on the Avs playoff roster due to an appendectomy about two months ago. It hampered his training and he was ultimately left off the team’s roster.
#Avs forward Vladislav Kamenev had an appendectomy in late May/early June which limited him during the team's training camp and that factored in as to why he was left off the playoff roster, a source told The Athletic.— Ryan S. Clark (@ryan_s_clark) July 27, 2020
Head Coach Jared Bednar has hinted that he might dress a young prospect in the Exhibition game after practice yesterday. Bowen Byram will not have a game added to his nine-game entry-level contract limit (before the first year is burned) if he plays in the Exhibition game.
The understanding is the #Avs playing prospect defenseman Bowen Byram in the exhibition game would not count toward his nine-game entry-level contract limit.— Ryan S. Clark (@ryan_s_clark) July 27, 2020
Ryan has more on the cuts, goalie plan, and Avs who could be big difference makers in his post at the Athletic yesterday.
Once again, that beard is glorious.
You can find the quotes from the team’s first practice in Toronto at the link below: