As the Colorado Avalanche preseason draws to a close we continue our new feature and take a look at some of their best social media posts this week.
The second week of preseason didn’t get off to a good start with the Colorado Avalanche losing 7-0 to rivals Minnesota Wild. As disappointing as the result was, that didn’t stop the media team having a little fun with the Arizona Coyotes when defenceman Niklas Hjalmarsson was mistakenly listed as being on the Avalanche roster during the game.
A captain’s work is never done, including in practice, where Gabriel Landeskog keeps tabs on the score in case any mistakes are made. This is why we love him.
I really love seeing the friendships between players that blossom off the ice as well as on it. It was so great getting to see Tyson Jost, J.T. Compher and Alexander Kerfoot become friends last season and continuing into this season. The tag #BestFriends is reserved for Tyson Barrie and Nathan MacKinnon so Jost, Compher and Kerfoot are #BestMates.
And the best thing is that off ice friendships often translate to on ice chemistry.
After a shaky start to the preseason it was nice to see a win in Vegas with the Colorado Avalanche coming away with a 5-3 victory. It was also nice to see some smiley faces once the game was over.
But not even a win could deter Patrik Nemeth from his vow to stare down the media team as often as possible.
The third episode of the new Avs podcast went live and it’s definitely worth a listen if you haven’t already. I struggle to find time for podcasts so I don’t listen to many but I make time for this one. It’s really nice to get some insider perspective both about the team and what goes on behind the scenes. The Avs social media manager gets a shout out in this episode, and rightfully so.
I really love the way the Avalanche social media team has fun with fans, but it’s even more fun when other teams join in too.
Vladislav Kamenev demonstrated his skill and dedication by finishing a play with a broken stick.
As I mentioned in last week’s Post to Post I love suits, and the Avs really upped their game this week with a whole bunch of sharp looking suit pics. As much as I’d love to feature them all I’ll stick to this one of the above mentioned #BestFriends.
Okay, and this one of the #BestMates too. Because that is one radiant smile.
And, while it’s a nice suit, the important thing to note here is that over the summer Mikko Rantanen finally learned how to tie his own ties.
As the Avs got ready for their inaugural Fan Fest the players were put to work signing a variety of items for donations to charities and use as prizes. Of course no professional athlete can undertake any task without turning it into a competition. Patrik Nemeth was disappointed to hear his wasn’t quite the shortest signature on the team.
I’m trying to focus on the more fun social media posts and, as it says right there on the tweet, Sam Girard is fun to watch. I’m really excited to see what he’ll do in the regular season. If it’s anything like this it’s going to be great.
Saturday saw the first ever Colorado Avalanche Fan Fest and social media did a great job of capturing the atmosphere. The team seemed to really be enjoying the fact that they had an audience for their practice and it definitely looked like a lot of fun. This is certainly one way to score in a penalty shootout.
This is a nice little summary video of the Fan Fest.
It looks to have been a success and hopefully we’ll see it continue in the following years.
Next week we’ll be seeing what the social media team has to offer as we move from preseason into the regular season. Opening night, in particular, should have some amazing content for us to feature.