Hockey Mountain High Podcast: NHL Offseason Insanity

May 19, 2021; Denver, Colorado, USA; Colorado Avalanche right wing Joonas Donskoi (72) celebrates his goal with right wing Mikko Rantanen (96) and center Nathan MacKinnon (29) and left wing Gabriel Landeskog (92) and defenseman Cale Makar (8) in the second period against the St. Louis Blues in game two of the first round of the 2021 Stanley Cup Playoffs at Ball Arena. Mandatory Credit: Isaiah J. Downing-USA TODAY Sports

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The expansion draft began a wave of NHL offseason insanity. Aarif and JJ break down the loss of Joonas Donskoi to the Seattle Kraken and how it could affect the Avalanche’s depth chart moving forward. The guys also chat about Seattle’s picks before looking at Wednesday’s opening day of free agency and who the Avs could target. Also, Cale Makar’s six-year extension is discussed as well as updated on Gabriel Landeskog and Philipp Grubauer from Joe Sakic. The guys also chat about the NHL draft, Oskar Olausson, NHL on ESPN 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