Happy Thanksgiving, Colorado Avalanche fans! Whether you celebrate Thanksgiving or not, we would just like to thank you for being dedicated readers over here at Mile High Sticking.
To get into the meat of this article (ha, see what I did there?), the Colorado Avalanche are a team I am thankful for as a whole. It’s always a pleasure getting to watch our favorite hockey team play, win or lose. That’s because, even on days where they don’t produce any stats, they are still a threat to their opponent. They are so much fun to watch!
That leads me to the first player I am thankful for and he is somebody that everybody is fully aware of, being one of the top players in the entire NHL.
Colorado Avalanche C Nathan MacKinnon
Well, this list would not be complete without the star center iceman of the Colorado Avalanche, Nathan MacKinnon. We are always in for a treat when MacKinnon hits the ice. I’m thankful for his production on the team over the last 10 years because he is such a huge threat that teams are typically focused greatly on him and that leaves other players sometimes in the position to catch opponents off guard.
MacKinnon finished Wednesday night’s game against the Vancouver Canucks without a goal, marking the sixth-consecutive game putting one up on the tally sheet. Despite that, the Avalanche still won against a very strong and tough Canucks team by a final score of 5-2.
It would just be so cool to have the biggest forward in recent team history be at the Thanksgiving table. I would love to hear how he personally deals with all the fame coming his way and also what it feels like to be in the spotlight game in and game out because we all know the type of player MacKinnon is. He’s like a shark ready to attack the goal.
My favorite Thanksgiving dessert is pecan pie, and if MacKinnon’s is too, I would give him mine!
Colorado Avalanche D Cale Makar
I feel as if Cale Makar is probably every young kid’s favorite Colorado Avalanche player. Every time the camera pans over to the crowd, there always seems to be a kid wearing a Cale Makar jersey. Their parents are definitely teaching them correctly!
On the season, Makar has five goals and 24 assists. Along with MacKinnon, he’s always trying to get goals scored by his teammates despite his incredible abilities to shoot the puck and get the puck past the goalie.
Now, with Makar’s always-Rosie red cheeks, it’s safe to assume that he’s also a dessert person. It reminds me of the idea of somebody’s grandmother pinching their grandchild’s cheeks when they come over. What is also usually associated with that idea? Desserts. Again, sticking with the sweet theme here, perhaps Makar would love some sweet potato pie with a dollop of whipped cream.
Colorado Avalanche G Alexandar Georgiev
Last but not least, we have Alexandar Georgiev, who started off the 2023-24 season very strong in goal for the Colorado Avalanche. Some people believe the Avalanche overworked Georgiev to start the season, which led to him finally having a loss on his record after starting the season 6-0. He started the first eight games of the season, primarily because Pavel Francouz was on LTIR (he’s going to miss the entire season now).
I want to thank Georgiev for his strong efforts game in and game out. Sometimes, goals are going to be scored by the other team. Sometimes it will be the goalie’s fault and sometimes there will be nothing he can do about it.
As a goaltender, you need thick skin to overcome the tough nights. He has done that, and he deserves a seat at the Thanksgiving table. I would cook him up the biggest turkey I could find in the grocery store and let him feast. I feel like turkey would be his go-to because turkey is something that is known to make people sleepy and Georgiev deserves a nap after all he’s been through.