Wednesday, May 24, 2017

The Force is strong with these posts from Colorado sports teams

May the fourth be with you, loyal Mile High Sports readers. On this day, dubbed Star Wars Day, we all get to celebrate our inner nerd.

Avalanche president Josh Kroenke maintains faith in Joe Sakic, staff

“It was a tough year on so many levels, but I have a funny feeling that we might bounce back a little sooner than people think,” Kroenke said.

There’s bad, there’s bad luck, and then there’s the Avalanche

Colorado entered the lottery with an 18 percent chance of landing the top pick in the 2017 NHL Entry Draft, the highest among all 30 NHL teams.

Answering the question: Is Denver a flyover sports city?

There is no question that Denver is not a flyby city when it comes to the NFL; however, is Denver a flyby city when it comes to sports in general?

Even when facing off against the NHL’s best, Matt Duchene dominated at faceoffs

Duchene won 62.6 percent of his draws last season, beating known faceoff aficionado Antoine Vermette by 0.3 percent to take the title as tops in the NHL.

Quest for bobblehead leads to Broncos and others joining forces with the Rockies

Not long ago, in a Twitterverse not far away, the Rockies started a contest looking for people to include a photo in posts with a chance to win a prize pack.

Several Avalanche heading to the Worlds, still hopeful about the Olympics

Players expressed many emotions when the NHL said no to the Olympics. Duchene expressed hope. Many Avalanche players have since echoed his sentiment.

J.T. Compher returning to World Championship with Team USA

USA Hockey named their initial roster for the games on Thursday. Out of a total of 15 players, Compher was one of eight forwards.

Rejuvenated veteran Jarome Iginla wants to play next season

"I would like to [play next season]," Iginla said on Wednesday. "But at the same time, I've got to wait and see what the options are."

Avalanche reportedly rolling the dice on Semyon Varlamov in expansion draft

In an unexpected twist, the Avalanche will reportedly be protecting goaltender Semyon Varlamov in the upcoming NHL Expansion Draft, exposing Calvin Pickard.