Colorado Avalanche Post to Post ’19: Best Regular Season Social Media Highlights Week 9

The Colorado Avalanche have had a strong week despite suffering more injuries. We look at some of the team’s best social media.

There was excitement for the Colorado Avalanche as Mikko Rantanen joined the team for practice, wearing a no-contact jersey. Rantanen hasn’t played since October 21, where he had an assist against the St Louis Blues. The media team were as excited to see him back as the fans were.

Nathan MacKinnon has taken on a role as a metor this season, giving tips both to the rookies but also players who are new to the team like Andre Burakovsky.

It was Philipp Grubauer‘s birthday this week so of course the media team found an excellent photo of him to celebrate with.

Despite the fact that Colin Wilson is still out with a lower body injury, and isn’t even up to skating yet, he’s still able to take part in team community activities.

Mikko Rantanen quickly moved from a no-contact jersey to full-contact. The excitement was palpable.

Slowly, but surely, the injured players are making their returns to the ice.

The media team weren’t the only ones excited to see Gabriel Landeskog back on the ice. Nikita Zadorov showed his love in his own menacing way.

It’s nice to see some of the guys we don’t see as often showing up on social media. Valeri Nichushkin also choosing the Colin Wilson approach of giving interviews without a shirt. Who knew he had some nice ink hiding under his jersey.

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There were some excellent suits on display and Pavel Francouz  wanted to make sure everyone knew which team he plays for.

J.T. Compher is continuing his efforts to hide from the camera and this is getting more funny and silly as it goes along.

A new feature for this season is Chubby Bunny where the players have to fill their mouths with marshmallows and then talk about a topic. It’s as funny and ridiculous as it sounds.

For Thanksgiving there was wholesome content where everyone got to express how thankful they are for Nikita Zadorov. This could have been played as a joke but it’s actually genuinely touching and it’s clear that Zadorov is a big part of the heart of the team.

It’s nice to see that Ryan Graves and Mark Barberio are still friends after they were on the Match Game together last season. And, of course, it wouldn’t be Thanksgiving without a pun.

With news that Mikko Rantanen could be returning for Saturday’s game the media team were crossing everything.

All the crossed finger emojis must have work because Mikko was back.

The media team was only a little bit excited to see him back on the ice

And, in his first game back after missing 16 games due to injury, Mikko Rantanen scored a goal.

You know it’s a fun hockey game when the media team has a singalong in the middle of it.

Next: Best Social Media Week 8

The Avalanche are back on the road this week with games in Toronto, Montreal and Boston. We’ll be back next week with more social media highlights.

 

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