Colorado Avalanche: Having Fun with Twitterless Mikko Rantanen

SAN JOSE, CA - JANUARY 26: Mikko Rantanen #96 of the Colorado Avalanche takes the ice during player introductions for the 2019 Honda NHL All-Star Game at SAP Center on January 26, 2019 in San Jose, California. (Photo by Brian Babineau/NHLI via Getty Images)
SAN JOSE, CA - JANUARY 26: Mikko Rantanen #96 of the Colorado Avalanche takes the ice during player introductions for the 2019 Honda NHL All-Star Game at SAP Center on January 26, 2019 in San Jose, California. (Photo by Brian Babineau/NHLI via Getty Images) /
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Colorado Avalanche star winger Mikko Rantanen may not have Twitter himself, but he shows up well on the social media platform.

Colorado Avalanche star winger Mikko Rantanen does not have Twitter. Not that it’s necessary for NHL players to have Twitter — and, in some cases, it’s probably better if they don’t.

But, the fact remains:

See? We’re already having fun with Twitterless Mikko and his magical contracting belt. (Hey, we’ve all been there.)

Mikko Rantanen and the Tongue Blep

If you have a dog or a cat, you might have several pictures with their tongue out. This is the ever-cute tongue blep.

Well, for some reason, Rantanen often goes around with his tongue in the blep position. He’s not the only one, but he’s the one the Colorado Avalanche’s social media team decided to highlight:


That tongue blep must really give him a sense of concentration:

No really, he looks ready to create some magic in that third picture. Also, can we celebrate how the social media crew showed Mikko blepping in all three jerseys?

Rants and the Mikko Song

As you may know, one of the members of Eurolanche composed a song just for Mikko Rantanen. It’s very catchy. It’s essentially just “Mikko Rantanen, I say Mikko Rantanen” sing-songed a couple times.

Here, listen for yourself:


Don’t try to get the song out of your head now — it’s virtually impossible. But that’s ok, it’s about our star winger, so all’s good.

Now, naturally, Kyle Keefe of Altitude TV had to play the Mikko Rantanen song for the man himself:


I like how he doesn’t really seem really embarrassed. Instead, he just thinks it’s a “funny song,” and he’s amazed it’s already been around for a year.

Now, there’s not point in having a song about one of the players if you’re not going to inflict its catchiness on his teammates. First up, the captain, Gabriel Landeskog.


He’s into it! He even took the time to say some nice things about Rantanen. That’s no surprise. Our captain has to be the most supportive teammate out there. However, he seemed to genuinely like it. In fact, he looks ready to hoe-down to the tune!

His fellow teammate (no more) Tyson Barrie on the other hand…

I’ve got to say, that’s a classic Barrie reaction. He looks around like he can’t believe what’s being inflicted on him and then questions the validity of the situation. No, really, that’s a personality trait I’m going to miss about T-Brat.

Mikko and the House of Chel

Mikko Rantanen was one of three Colorado Avalanche players who was named to the All Star Team this last season. It was his first time going.

In the ride over to the “House of Chel,” Rantanen talked about what an honor it was to get named to the All Star Team. He remarked that it’s “a dream” to even get to play in the NHL. He added that making the All Star Game was “even more special.”

After those wise words, he had some fun at the House of Chel — or, as he likes to refer to it, the Chel House. (I like that better, to be honest.) His first “assignment” was to play video games:

Well, I guess he got to pretend like he was playing video games, which is a little unfortunate because he reportedly enjoys the pastime.

Well, that’s ok, because he seemed to enjoy the next activity a lot more:

That’s right — he got to shoot cupcakes at a Minnesota Wild player. Now, unfortunately, the Wild player in question is one of maybe two I can actually stand, J.T. Brown. I actually like what the young man stands for, and his wife is a hoot on Twitter. Nonetheless, he was representing the (hated) Wild at this event, so I’m glad Mikko shot him with cupcakes.

We can also take a moment to admire Rantanen’s perfect Warrior Pose as he takes aim:

Like I said, Mikko really seemed to enjoy that activity. “Say hello to my little friend.” 😂

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Well, as of right now, we’re awaiting the most important Mikko Rantanen news there is — that he’s signed his extension with the Avalanche. Until then, let’s just enjoy fun with Rants time.