Tag: Mikko Rantanen
With only minimal hesitancy, I'll go along now, with the Avalanche sitting at 17-15-3, or barely short of winning half its games. This is hope-tinged mediocrity, and that's quite an improvement. We pause while Gary Bettman tries to sell the idea that the Avalanche is "two games above .500," but it shouted down by anyone savvy enough in the era of three-point games to refuse to fall for a standings system that makes everyone look better than they are.
The Avalanche will be 15-15-2 going into Monday night's home game against Pittsburgh, the second matchup in eight days of the friends and Tim Hortons pitchmen from Halifax, Nova Scotia -- MacKinnon and the Penguins' Sidney Crosby.
The Avalanche are breaking the mold of organizational issues that span multiple decades. This current team could be the start of sustained success.
The suspension is Landeskog's third in three seasons, each for the same transgression; he's earning a reputation for this kind of play, and he needs to be more cognizant of how he approaches those in-game battles.
The Minnesota Wild halted the Colorado Avalanche winning streak right in its tracks with a thrilling, highly-defensive 3-2 shootout loss in Minnesota on Friday.
Colorado Avalanche forward Mikko Rantanen is ready to get back to a normal NHL schedule after international travel and a lot of rest.
After trading Matt Duchene, the Avalanche need to strike gold in the draft in order to make the deal worthwhile.