Listen to “Darcy Kuemper Is the Man” on Spreaker.

The Avalanche traded a first-round draft pick for Darcy Kuemper after all. Aarif and JJ break down everything around that deal and how it makes the Avs a better team before getting into the Philipp Grubauer contract signed with Seattle. The guys also chat about the roster turnover for the Avs, the additions of Kurtis MacDermid and Darren Helm and other moves Joe Sakic could make to fill in the gaps. The episode ends with a chat about the Gabriel Landeskog extension and the structure of his eight-year contract. All that and more on this edition of Hockey Mountain High: Your go-to Avalanche Podcast.

Produced by Patrick Stedman.

Follow the guys on Twitter @JJoftheyear and @runwriteAarif.

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