Colorado Avalanche Post to Post: Best Regular Season Week 21 Social Media

KRAKOW, POLAND - 2018/09/07: Facebook, twitter and google logos are seen trough a magnifying glass on an android mobile phone. (Photo by Omar Marques/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images)
KRAKOW, POLAND - 2018/09/07: Facebook, twitter and google logos are seen trough a magnifying glass on an android mobile phone. (Photo by Omar Marques/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images) /

The Colorado Avalanche are back in a playoff spot after a recent streak of wins. We look at some of their best social media posts of the past week.

After a disappointing loss to the St Louis Blues the Colorado Avalanche got ready to hold their annual charity brunch. This is always a lot of fun to watch, as well as raising money to help sick kids and other worthy causes.

I’m always amused there there are only two active NHL players named Tyson and they both play on the same team. It means misunderstandings like this happen a lot.

There’s always such a light and fun atmosphere at the charity brunch so, of course, pranks are bound to happen. The fun part is trying to guess who the responsible party is.

During the brunch the players serve food to the guests which is a nice touch.

I was very happy to see Colin Wilson practicing in a regular jersey. Unfortunately it transpired that he’s not quite ready to come back yet, but it was a good sign that he was nearly there.

Ahead of the game against Las Vegas Sam Girard stopped to pet a dog. Since they went on to win that game 3-0 and started their win streak I think Sam needs to pet a dog before every game now.

Patrik Nemeth was also sporting an excellent suit ahead of the game against Vegas.

Sometimes it’s just nice to sit back and appreciate a beautiful goal. It’s been so great seeing Tyson Jost come back like this after spending a few games with the Colorado Eagles.

Last season everyone very much enjoyed Tyson Barrie demonstrating his love for Celine Dion by singing his go to karaoke song. We thought he was done singing on camera but he was not.

It’s actually quite endearing that he is willing to embarrass himself in front of the camera like that.

It was clearly the day for fun videos because as well as the singing the Avalanche mascot, Bernie, decided to hire some dog walkers to take him for a walk.

It’s always great seeing some of the amazing facial expressions the media team capture during practices and games.

What we don’t see, though, is the sheer number of photos that don’t actually make it onto social media.

Sadly Colin Wilson was back in a red no-contact jersey.

I often forget how tall Ryan Graves is until I see him stood next to someone else. At 6’5 he’s the same height as Nikita Zadorov. Perhaps it’s time to start calling him Big G, to go along with Zadorov’s Big Z nickname.

Carl Söderberg is generally a pretty quiet guy who plays good, steady hockey but doesn’t show up on social media a lot because he’s quite shy. On the ice, though, he will definitely step up to protect his teammates.

The game against the Winnipeg Jets was clearly an interesting one. I don’t think I’ve seen so many Avalanche players in the penalty box at the same time since I started following the team.

The Avalanche are back in a playoff spot after a streak of losses pushed them out. Definitely worth celebrating.

The latest episode of the Avalanche podcast dropped and Marc Moser and Kyle Keefe did some interesting examinations of what causes a team to bounce back from a slump and how the atmosphere in the locker room has changed recently. It was fascinating stuff and I recommend giving it a listen if you haven’t already.

Nikita Zadorov once again showing that he is one of the best dressed guys on this roster.

Matt Calvert‘s new mullet has been the topic of much discussion. Kyle Keefe and Marc Moser theorized on the podcast that it was the result of a lost bet. Radio host Conor McGahey thinks the mullet has magical powers. The social media team think it’s something everyone should have.

Erik Johnson took some time during one of the intermissions to talk about the game mentality. It’s always interesting to hear players perspectives for how things are going in the middle of a game.

Goal hug protocol is a very important part of gameplay and I’m glad Gabriel Landeskog was there to make sure that Alexander Kerfoot got what he was owed.

Sam Girard then returned the favor after Landeskog scored his own goal.

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The Colorado Avalanche now have a couple of games at home before heading back on the road. We’ll be back next week to bring you more social media highlights.