Hockey Mountain High Podcast: Previewing the Avalanche and Edmonton Oilers Western Conference Finals matchup

Mar 21, 2022; Denver, Colorado, USA; Colorado Avalanche center Nathan MacKinnon (29) shoots and scores the overtime goal against the Edmonton Oilers at Ball Arena. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports

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Aarif Deen and J.J. Jerez preview the Western Conference Finals between the Avs, who haven’t been this far in 20 years and the Edmonton Oilers, who went 14 years between third-round appearances. They break down the excitement around Nathan MacKinnon vs Connor McDavid before diving into both teams’ depth scoring, defense and goaltending. The guys also discuss line matchups Jared Bednar could entertain as well as special teams on both sides. All that and more on this longer preview edition of Hockey Mountain High: Your go-to Avalanche Podcast.

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 “Round 3 Preview” on Spreaker.