The Colorado Avalanche media crew explores the friendship between six Avs players, which certainly helped with team chemistry last season.
The Colorado Avalanche social media crew has been killing it lately — all last season, in fact. The crew has really reached out to fans and made a point of putting out interesting and unique content.
Well, some of that content came on June 8, which happens to be National Best Friends Day. It’s been well-documented that the Avalanche have had great chemistry in the locker room. It should come as now surprise that that chemistry has led to friendships.
Here’s the introduction to the Twitter-storm:
The original Colorado Avalanche bro-mance occurred between Nathan MacKinnon and Tyson Barrie. Here’s an example of the duo warming up together, which is a pretty common sight at Avs games:
Naturally, off-ice chemistry often leads to on-ice chemistry. Here’s an example from MacKinnon and Barrie:
Also, the post-goal celebration:
The original bro-mance:
The most relatable? I think another Tyson — Jost — and his best bud, J.T. Compher, might have a stake in that race:
Tyson Jost and J.T. Compher have a definite big-brother, little-brother vibe going on:
Yeah, I don’t know:
You don’t often see Compher smile that widely.
I mean, Jost doesn’t love the whole “big brother” aspect of his friendship with Compher, but it’s pretty clear. I mean, who but a big brother does this:
That said, we don’t get a whole big-brother, little-brother vibe from MacKinnon and Barrie, yet this happened:
I absolutely love the super-annoyed look on Nate’s face. Like, anyone else does that, and MacKinnon is going to have some seriously strong words for the perpetrator.
Captain Gabriel Landeskog has long been friends with defenseman Erik Johnson. However, last season he developed a new affinity for his linemate, Mikko Rantanen:
As with Nate and Tyson, off-ice chemistry relates to on-ice chemistry:
When Landeskog is involved, though, there’s a whole new level of hilarity:
To be honest, Landy never had a chance — he’s simply too jovial.
That said, he wants to get in on the annoyance factory, too:
Gabriel Landeskog also wants to help out his bestie:
Only, you know, he doesn’t want it to get too serious:
I daresay all the Colorado Avalanche players are friends on some level. However, these three duos certainly make a case for best friendom, if there’s such a thing:
Avs PR has it right — there really is no one like a best friend.
Being close is always a good thing. However, when you’re part of a team like the Colorado Avalanche, that closeness can lead to team chemistry. Though these three duos found especial friendship with each other, it’s obvious their camaraderie spread into the locker room.