The Colorado Avalanche had most of this week off, and ended things with one point over a two game road trip. We look back at the best social media posts over the past week.
The week started with the revelation that captain Gabriel Landeskog has founded a Colorado Avalanche scooter gang. I’m definitely into it.
Things were quiet while the team had a few days off so to keep the audience engaged the social media team had a gif sharing thread on Twitter.
The regular Mouthguard Challenge Monday feature delivered some quality content again. When he finishes with hockey I think J.T. Compher could find a new career as an art critic.
When Sam Girard featured on the Colorado Avalanche podcast a couple of weeks ago it was great to listen to him speak and get to know him a little better. What’s also fun is that there’s also behind the scenes footage of him recording the podcast.
The lack of hockey was getting fans down a little, and the social media team was clearly also feeling our pain.
Gabriel Landeskog joined Kyle Keefe in the locker room to discuss skating and goal scoring (please heed the warning about the terrible jokes).
With a few days off the Avalanche were able to take part in some community projects. This one is a particular favorite of mine. Since girls are notoriously underrepresented in STEM fields, it’s great to see them learning how the sport can be applied to STEM subjects.
Despite being placed on Injured Reserve with a lower body injury Sven Andrighetto was still able to teach kids about the importance of keeping fit. I love the look of shock on the face of the little girl sitting next to him.
Halloween arrived and with it came the most important question the Colorado Avalanche will ever be asked. Which Halloween candy is best?
It’s always nice when the team can have a bit of fun at practice.
No good suit photos for the trip to Calgary but there was a rare sighting of Erik Johnson‘s face as he boarded the plane.
Sam Girard is wearing an excellent shirt and Colin Wilson looks great, as always.
Continuing the Halloween theme Lauren Gardner and Nikita Zadorov were challenged to draw two Avalanche players on their pumpkins, and then they had to guess who the other person had drawn. It’s not a traditional Halloween game but it looks fun.
Well, the important thing is that they tried.
Just a sample of some of the costumes from the team Halloween party.
Mikko Rantanen was named first star of the month by the NHL. He definitely hadn’t been getting the attention he deserved up until this point so it was great to see his work finally being recognized by the league as whole.
Not only was Mikko named NHL first star of the month, it also came to light that some fans have recorded a song about him. It is as catchy as the tweet says. I listened to it once and it was stuck in my head for the rest of the night.
Mikko seemed slightly confused but I suppose it’s not every day you find out that there’s a song about you out there.
Tyson Barrie was slightly less impressed. Since he’s the team DJ I don’t imagine this is going to make it onto any of the locker room playlists any time soon.
Gabriel Landeskog, on the other hand, seems to really like the song.
The latest episode of the Colorado Avalanche podcast dropped prior to the game in Calgary. Kyle Keefe and Marc Moser found out that Mikko had been named first star of the month in the middle of recording which was a joy to listen to.
Avs social media team continuing to bring interesting facts.
If you’ve ever wondered where the home broadcast magic happens while the team is on the road the Avs Twitter has got you covered.
Lots of behind the scenes footage during the game in Vancouver. I find this sort of thing so interesting.
During the Vancouver game Kyle Keefe got into a small scrap with a nearby fan after a puck made its way over the glass. Mark Rycroft broke it down.
The team made their return to Denver with Gabriel Landeskog opting for a more casual look.
The road trip summary video was brief but informative.
The Avalanche have another break now with their next game on Wednesday at home against the Nashville Predators. After that they’re back on the road in Canada. We’ll be back again next week to look at more Colorado Avalanche social media content.