PODCAST: Bye-week Breakdown

Jan 6, 2018; Denver, CO, USA; Colorado Avalanche center Nathan MacKinnon (29) prepares to take a shot on goal as Minnesota Wild defenseman Jared Spurgeon (46) in the second period at the Pepsi Center. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports

At the halfway point of the season, hosts JJ Jerez and Ryan Boulding open this week’s episode of Avalanche Talk with a discussion on the recent 5-1 Avalanche homestand. JJ and Ryan then assess the first half of the season and look ahead at what is in store for the Avs in the second half. The show wraps up with a look at Nathan MacKinnon’s chances at the Hart Trophy, a playoff prediction, and how the Avs should handle Cale Makar and Connor Timmins’ futures.