Colorado Avalanche Feature Stories: A 2024 thank you from the Mile High Hockey staff

I did the identical type of publish after the season ended final 12 months and scared individuals into considering the location was shutting down. Earlier than I am going on, don’t fear—we aren’t going anyplace!

One other yearly thanks is in retailer for you, the readers of Mile Excessive Hockey! The neighborhood you assist construct right here to speak all issues Colorado Avalanche and sustain with all of the information, studies, and recreation protection we provide. This might not be potential with out you, and I thanks on behalf of our total workers.

The Avs made it farther, at the least in comparison with final season, even when it was just one extra spherical. It didn’t go as anybody had hoped, each on and off the ice, and we are able to solely hope for extra on this championship window and a greater probability for the Avs to win the Stanley Cup.

There may be nonetheless hockey to be performed with the convention finals and Stanley Cup Finals. Whereas the Avs gained’t be individuals, we’ll see the New York Rangers and Florida Panthers out East, and the Dallas Stars host one of many Vancouver Canucks or Edmonton Oilers subsequent week. We’ll have day by day threads for video games occurring for individuals to converse about within the feedback in the event that they so select, beginning tonight with Recreation Six of the Oilers and Canucks.

Within the Avalanche world, there will likely be tons to look at from the entrance workplace standpoint (significantly surrounding Valeri Nichushkin and his current state of affairs) alongside your regular free company strikes, the NHL Draft hosted at The Sphere in Las Vegas, and rookie camp in July – the subsequent time we’ll see Avs jerseys hit the ice as a group. After which what is going to really feel like an eternity till the beginning of subsequent season, with coaching camp and preseason in September and the common season beginning in October.

As for this web site’s content material transferring ahead, not a lot will change. However I’ve discovered a lot extra about this business now, one 12 months after graduating faculty. I plan to make some enjoyable modifications to make the location even higher transferring ahead, plus some extra reader and fan interplay as effectively. For those who all have any concepts, explicit pursuits, or enhancements for the location, I’m all ears.

Like I stated at the start, we’re not going anyplace. Right here’s to the 2023-2024 Colorado Avalanche, and a brilliant future for the group and this web site. Go Avs Go.

– Managing Editor Evan Liu