The Avalanche are in the midst of a three-game winning stream capped off with an impressive victory in Vegas. Aarif and J.J. break down the progressive coaching and experimenting from Jared Bednar in preparation for the playoffs. The guys discuss his willingness to try different line combinations, scratch a number of players and give Nathan MacKinnon a precautionary day off to keep him fresh. They also chat about the play of Pavel Francouz in back-to-back appearances, Andre Burakovsky taking full advantage of an opportunity, Gabriel Landeskog’s leadership and MacKinnon’s response the past two games. The show ends with Aarif’s experience covering the game at Little Caesars Arena and the standing ovation Darren Helm received in Detroit. 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.
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