Hockey Mountain High Podcast: Draft and Free Agency Preview

Jun 26, 2022; Tampa, Florida, USA; Colorado Avalanche center Nazem Kadri (91) and left wing Andre Burakovsky (95) celebrate with the Stanley Cup trophy after defeating the Tampa Bay Lightning during game six of the 2022 Stanley Cup Final at Amalie Arena. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

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Aarif Deen and J.J. Jerez of Mile High Sports preview the busy week ahead in the NHL. First, the guys break down some key dates from the 2022-23 regular-season schedule and chat about Andrew Cogliano’s extension. They then look at the draft, where the Avs hold just four picks and don’t make their first selection until 97th overall. They also break down all of Colorado’s pending UFA’s, if they’ll re-sign, and who could replace them on the market. The guys then look at potential trade targets and bargain options on the free-agent market that Joe Sakic could also look into. All that and more on this offseason preview edition of Hockey Mountain High: Your go-to Avalanche Podcast.

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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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