Colorado Avalanche Post to Post: Best Regular Season Week 26 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 continue to hold onto a Wild Card playoffs spot. We look back at some of the best social media posts over the past week.

As the Colorado Avalanche continue to hold onto their Wild Card spot the social media team took some time to ask fans about special moments they’ve had with the players, and also gave them the opportunity to leave them a special message. It’s not clear what they’re going to do with this at the moment but the fact that they actively make the players accessible to fans is one of the many things that makes the Avalanche social team stand out from the rest.

Captain Gabriel Landeskog continued to make progress recovering from his injury, now joining the team for practice in a no-contact jersey.

Mark Barberio and Matt Nieteo were also seen in regular jerseys indicating they were almost ready to rejoin the team.

As the team prepared to take on the Vegas Golden Knights there was even time for a quick pun.

The mystery of Patrik Nemeth‘s backpack contents continues with another tease for what lies inside.

The team teased an upcoming feature starring Gabriel Landeskog and invited people to guess what was happening. It’s little things like this that make the Avalanche Twitter account so fun. They get people involved in whatever they’re doing.

And they even provided some behind the scenes images.

Derick Brassard seems to have settled into the team nicely and is making friends during practice.

Of course I had to have a bit of fun with it.

Injuries are common in hockey but it’s a little unfortunate when they are caused by our own guys.

The team has really upped their suit photo game this season. And I, for one, am thankful.

It’s always nice when the media team manages to capture my two favorite guys in the same photo.

Gabriel Bourque scored his second goal of the season against the Vegas Golden Knights on Wednesday. He hasn’t produced very much this season and he’s clearly as surprised as the rest of us that not only did he score a goal but it was the game winning goal as well.

Tyson Barrie has taken another franchise record and now has the most goals scored by a defenseman. This has, of course, increased the talk about how the Avalanche should trade him. I can’t say that I agree. I think the team as a whole would feel his loss deeply both on the ice and off it as well. Not only is he a skilled offensive defenseman but he’s part of the team leadership core too. There’s a reason he’s given the “A” to wear whenever Gabriel Landeskog, Nathan Mackinnon or Erik Johnson are out for an extended period.

Later in the week Gabriel Landeskog was at practice wearing a regular jersey, immediately prompting speculation that he’d be back in the lineup sooner than expected.

Tyson Jost and Mikko Rantanen took part in a Hockey 101 event. Unfortunately due to his injury Mikko wasn’t able to play with the kids, but he did make himself useful taking photos of the team and with the kids.

Tyson is clearly very competitive, even when playing with small children. Almost alarmingly so, in fact.

On Friday news broke that Gabriel Landeskog was returning to the lineup and with it came the new #TheVikingReturns hashtag. It’s always great when the team launches a new tag and the fans love to get creative and have fun with it.

The media team get as passionate during games as the fans do and they clearly were not impressed with a penalty awarded to Ian Cole during the game.

This joke never gets old, and this is the perfect photo for it.

While Gabe was out with an injury Mikko made sure he was still included in their post-game handshake. Now Gabe is back and Mikko is out he’s returning the favor.

With no games for a couple of days the team have decided to have some fun with footage from Friday’s game, inviting fans to come up with fun captions.

Next. Best Social Media Weeks 24 & 25. dark

The Avalanche are now gearing up for a short trip to St Louis to play the Blues. Given that Friday’s win against the Coyotes secured the Blues playoff spot I think that means they owe us two points. We’ll be back next week to see how that worked out and to provide more social media highlights.