Hockey Mountain High Podcast: Opening Night Preview

Oct 5, 2021; Denver, Colorado, USA; Colorado Avalanche right wing Mikko Rantanen (96) celebrates with the bench after scoring a goal against the Vegas Golden Knights in the third period at Ball Arena. Mandatory Credit: Isaiah J. Downing-USA TODAY Sports

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Opening night is finally here but the Avalanche will be without their star center Nathan MacKinnon and head coach Jared Bednar to start the season. JJ and Aarif discuss the upsetting news before recapping the Joe Sakic press conference on the eve of Wednesday’s game. The guys also give updates on Pavel Francouz and Devon Toews and praise Jack Johnson for earning a contract. The show ends with a fun Central Division predictions game. 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

Listen to “Opening Night Preview” on Spreaker.