Hockey Mountain High Podcast: Avalanche Breakout

Jun 10, 2021; Las Vegas, Nevada, USA; Vegas Golden Knights goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury (29) defends the goal as Colorado Avalanche right wing Valeri Nichushkin (13) plays for the puck during the third period in game six of the second round of the 2021 Stanley Cup Playoffs at T-Mobile Arena. Mandatory Credit: Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports

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The guys are back after a mid-August vacation to break down all the latest happenings around the Avalanche and NHL. JJ and Aarif pay their respects to former NHLer Jimmy Hayes, who passed away suddenly on Monday. They then get into the hiring of Peter Budaj as Colorado’s new goalie development coach before debating Aarif’s recent story on which Avalanche players are primed to have a breakout season in 2021-22. The show also touches on Henrik Lundqvist’s retirement, the announcement of the Rookie Showcase in September and training camp likely being just under a month away. All that and more on this edition of Hockey Mountain High: Your go-to Avalanche Podcast.

Produced by Patrick Stedman.

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Aarif Deen
 is our Colorado Avalanche beat reporter. He covers Avs games live from Ball Arena and attends practices, media availabilities and other events pertaining to the Avs on the daily beat. He is also a co-host of Hockey Mountain High: Your go-to Avalanche podcast. Deen joined Mile High Sports upon completion of his bachelor’s degree in journalism and master’s in business administration from the University of Michigan – Dearborn. Before Mile High Sports, Deen worked for the Michigan Wolverines Athletics Department as the assistant sports information director.

Follow him on Twitter @runwriteAarif

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