Colorado Avalanche: Players As Soap Operas And Drama Series

DENVER, CO - MAY 06: Nathan MacKinnon #29 of the Colorado Avalanche skates prior to the game against the San Jose Sharks in Game Six of the Western Conference Second Round during the 2019 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at the Pepsi Center on May 6, 2019 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Michael Martin/NHLI via Getty Images)
DENVER, CO - MAY 06: Nathan MacKinnon #29 of the Colorado Avalanche skates prior to the game against the San Jose Sharks in Game Six of the Western Conference Second Round during the 2019 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at the Pepsi Center on May 6, 2019 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Michael Martin/NHLI via Getty Images) /
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The NHL believes hockey and soap operas can’t co-exist , but if they only took a look at the Colorado Avalanche…

The Colorado Avalanche are, for the most part, drama-free and we are very thankful for that (minus the ongoing “sign, Mikko, sign!” situation), but even though the players are pretty chill, some of them could have a place in a couple of soap operas. You know, just for the fun of a different experience (and some extra cash because why not?).

A few days ago, an NHL ad for NHL TV caught the attention of many, and not because it offered a good deal, but because it compared soap operas with hockey, diminishing the hard work of those intense drama series. Because let me tell you: anyone who says they’ve never watched at least one (1) episode of a soap opera is a liar and you shouldn’t trust them. Anyway, the NHL is wrong and the league itself it’s actually a soap opera (hello, Sens and Oilers!).

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The Colorado Avalanche are more on the chill side of the soap opera universe, but there’s a bit of everything on the team. Ryan Graves and Sam Girard, for example, are Dark Shadows. Yes, that one with vampires, witches, werewolves, parallel universes and more fun stuff like that (and yes, the one that was remade as a film). Some people have told me that Ryan Graves has a “vampire” vibe and I completely agree. As for Sam G, we can all agree that that speed and skills have a supernatural origin.

Erik Johnson is Dallas for obvious reasons: farm and horses (and there’s some drama deep, deep inside of him). Roommates Tyson Jost and J.T Compher are Melrose Place: young individuals living in the same apartment complex (or in their case, the same apartment). Let’s add Andre Burakovsky to the mix because he fits the style and profile.

The top line (Gabriel Landeskog, Nathan MacKinnon, and Mikko Rantanen) are a friendly version of Empire (although if we go on the less soapy and more drama series route, they could easily be Gossip Girl, featuring Nikita Zadorov), with the three looking to take over the top line and eventually the team – but not really because they are good friends and teammates, so it’s all in good spirits.

And speaking of “less soapy, more drama series”, Colin Wilson gives strong Dawson’s Creek vibes, and Mark Barberio could join him in this adventure with Paula Cole as background music (are you singing “I Don’t Want To Wait” in your head now? Because I am). Nazem Kadri could be The O.C as he’s one of the new guys, with Philipp Grubauer showing him around and Matt Calvert playing the part of the responsible adult (I don’t know, he gives that vibe). Our youngling Cale Makar would be sent to Degrassi, along with Bowen Byram and Ian Cole, just because they need a veteran that’s always willing to fight.

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And while we wait for the season to begin, we can imagine what the new and improved soundtracks for the Colorado Avalanche soap operas and series would be, because times and music styles have changed a lot since the Dark Shadows and Dallas days (and because we need a fun distraction).