Colorado Avalanche players and our mascot show some ways they’re staying busy during the NHL’s pause of the season.
The Colorado Avalanche are attempting to stay busy during the hockey hiatus. It hasn’t been easy with social distancing and self-quarantining. However, we’re all just doing our best.
Most of the players haven’t been too active on social media, which is, of course, a little disappointing. However, two players have come out recently with videos, which the Avs social media team was able to catch and share.
The fad on Instagram seems to be recording the videos that disappear after 24 hours. Enter the Avs social, who recorded a recent video by Tyson Jost:
As you can see, he’s keeping busy by skating and working on his stick work. I believe he’s back home in St. Albert, a suburb of Edmonton. And judging by the fact he’s ice skating outdoors, it must still be cold up there.
Meanwhile, Nazem Kadri has been… less productive. He released a video on his own Instagram, and he’s not skating:
He is, in fact, practicing a hybrid golf-beer pong game. He nailed it, in fact.
I also spy a framed Colorado Avalanche jersey on the wall behind him. It looks to be a 2009 draft jersey, which was Tyson Barrie’s draft year. So, it appears the Kadris stayed in Denver and are still residing in Barrie’s home.
Meanwhile, while he didn’t release an Instagram video about the situation, Mark Barberio celebrated his 30th birthday yesterday. It’s unfortunate he had to observe such a milestone birthday in quarantine, but there you have it.
The Colorado Avalanche marked it:
What’s your opinion on the mustache, by the way? I’m not a fan of how it looks, but it does suit Barberio.
See, he rocks it just fine:
The man’s got suit game. And sock game — maybe Nikita Zadorov can learn a thing or two in that department.
And now on to the puppies. Yesterday was National Puppy Day, and the team released some of the pictures they took for the PetSmart calendars:
Cale’s laugh is so pure.
Philipp Grubauer is a noted puppy fan:
Naturally, the Avalanche’s mascot is a dog, so he got in on the action. Here he is following a command to roll over followed by… well, you’ll see.
You may laugh, but there’s a national toilet paper crisis.
Meanwhile, there’s a 10 Touch Challenge going on. The goal is to juggle a roll of toilet paper the way you would a soccer ball and get to 10 touches before it hits the ground. Naturally, hockey players grab a stick and use their stick skills for the challenge.
Alas, no Avs players seem to have taken on the challenge, but here’s what it looks like hockey style:
And here’s Bernie’s attempt at it:
Not toilet paper, but rather his own barrel. Props for proper use of hand sanitizer.
Well, Colorado Avalanche fans, what are you doing to keep yourself occupied during the hockey hiatus?