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Traffic in Front of the Net
16 minutes | Apr 14, 2021
Ep. 36 -- Colorado keeps winning, Presidents Trophy favorites, Dawg Nation recipients and more
Denver Post hockey writer Mike Chambers is again joined by Marty Richardson, executive director of Dawg Nation Hockey Foundation, in the latest episode of Traffic in Front of the Net.
12 minutes | Mar 31, 2021
Ep. 35 -- Why timing was right for Avalanche to sign Boston College star Alex Newhook
Avalanche beat writers Mike Chambers and Kyle Fredrickson discuss why the timing was right on Wednesday for Colorado to sign Boston College forward Alex Newhook, and why two more college draft picks -- Sampo Ranta (Minnesota) and Nate Clurman (Notre Dame) -- are also likely to join the Avs despite having one more season of NCAA eligibility remaining.
38 minutes | Mar 5, 2021
Ep. 34 -- Jan Hejda shares thoughts on the Avs, his fighting career and more
In the latest Traffic in Front of the Net podcast episode, Denver Post reporter Mike Chambers visits with former Avalanche defenseman Jan Hejda and Marty Richardson, president and CEO of Dawg Nation Hockey Foundation. Hejda shares his thoughts about the Avalanche, his brief fighting career, and how he recalled himself from the minors to the Edmonton Oilers in a move that saved his NHL career.
15 minutes | Feb 24, 2021
Ep. 33 -- How the Avalanche emerged from COVID-19 quarantine to remain in Stanley Cup chase
Avalanche beat writers Mike Chambers and Kyle Fredrickson discuss the most pressing issues surrounding the team -- including the need for a backup goaltender, how Colorado managed its coronavirus quarantine, and the Avs' chances to win the Stanley Cup.
16 minutes | Aug 13, 2020
Ep. 32 -- Keys to victory in Arizona series
Avalanche beat writers Mike Chambers and Kyle Fredrickson recap Colorado’s 3-0 victory in Game 1 against the Arizona Coyotes. The guys also discuss what the Avs must do in order to avoid a first-round postseason letdown.
14 minutes | Jul 8, 2020
Ep. 31 -- NHL has schedule reopening with 24-team Stanley Cup playoffs
Denver Post hockey writer Mike Chambers is joined by former Avalanche employee and freelance writer Ryan Boulding in the latest episode of Traffic in Front of The Net.
31 minutes | Jun 25, 2020
Ep. 30 -- Special Avs podcast: Breaking down the return of major pro sports in America
In this special edition sports podcast by The Denver Post, sportswriters Kyle Newman, Kyle Fredrickson and Mike Singer discuss the return of major pro sports in America. The trio assesses the re-start plans for the MLB, NBA and NHL, as well as discussion on the feasibility of an NFL season/college football this fall and how they have been covering sports during a global pandemic.
21 minutes | Apr 14, 2020
Ep. 29 -- NHL updates on when play might resume
Avalanche reporter Mike Chambers and guest Aarif Deen of Mile High Sports discuss the latest developments in when the NHL might resume play after nearly five weeks of uncertainly surrounding the coronavirus pandemic.
43 minutes | Mar 24, 2020
Ep. 28 -- Avalanche's top-10 games of a memorable season thus far
Denver Post Avalanche reporter Mike Chambers is joined by guest Aarif Deen of Mile High Sports in another edition of Traffic in Front of the Net. Mike and Aarif discuss Tuesday's conference call with NHL general managers and commissioner Gary Bettman, how the league might seed playoff teams if and when play resumes and the Avalanche's top-10 games of a memorable season thus far.
30 minutes | Jan 23, 2020
Ep. 27 -- Former Avs center John Mitchell, making a deal for Henrik Lundqvist and more
Denver Post hockey writer Mike Chambers sat down with former Avalanche center John Mitchell and some of Chambers' long-time hockey buddies after a recent beer-league skate in the latest episode of Traffic In Front of The Net. The guys discuss the possibility of the Avs making a deal for Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist and more in an entertaining conversation at a local eatery.
29 minutes | Oct 29, 2019
Ep. 26 -- Colorado missing two wingers, lineup breakdown and more
The Avalanche ranks second in NHL scoring but, suddenly, the club is without its top two wingers in Mikko Rantanen and Gabe Landeskog, the latter of whom will miss significant time with a surprising lower-body injury. Denver Post hockey writer Mike Chambers and new Denver-based journalist Aarif Deen discuss the new-look lineup leading into the Avs' game Wednesday against the visiting Florida Panthers.
25 minutes | Oct 22, 2019
Ep. 25 -- Mikko Rantanen's leg injury, Altitude TV dispute and more
Denver Post sports writer Mike Chambers and freelancer Ryan Boulding discuss Mikko Rantanen's leg injury and the Altitude dispute with the Big 3 in the latest episode of Traffic In Front of the Net.
10 minutes | Oct 9, 2019
Ep. 24 -- Early Avalanche surprises from hot start to regular season
In the latest Traffic in Front of the Net podcast episode, beat writers Mike Chambers and Kyle Fredrickson break down the most pressing storylines after the Avs' 2-0 start before a Thursday night test versus the Bruins. Topics include Ian Cole's early return from offseason surgery, the immediate impact of Mikko Rantanen and how Colorado can avoid a midseason letdown similar to 2018-19.
40 minutes | Sep 13, 2019
Ep. 23 -- Mikko Rantanen’s contract situation, TV issues, training camp and more
The Avalanche began training camp Thursday and opening night is just three weeks away. But will the team retain a fan base without Altitude, its regional network?
32 minutes | Aug 15, 2019
Ep. 22 -- What will the Avalanche do if its $4.2 million goaltending tandem doesn't work?
The Denver Post's Mike Chambers and freelance writer Ryan Boulding discuss Colorado's only glaring weakness, plus the contract status of all-star right winger Mikko Rantanen and Peter Forsberg's appearance at Joe Sakic's celebrity golf tournament.
22 minutes | Jul 31, 2019
Ep. 21 -- Why is newcomer Nazem Kadri stealing Vlad Kamenev's No. 91 sweater
Denver Post hockey writer Mike Chambers and freelancer Ryan Boulding, a former Avalanche employee, discuss the modest signing of Vlad Kamenev and the still-unsigned restricted free agents Mikko Rantanen and A.J. Greer in the latest edition of Traffic in Front of the Net.
30 minutes | Jul 15, 2019
Ep. 20 -- Avalanche sign Andre Burakovsky and what's Mikko Rantanen's worth?
In this installment of the Traffic In Front of the Net podcast, Denver Post reporter Mike Chambers and freelance writer Ryan Boulding discuss the Avalanche's signing of recently acquired forward Andre Burakovsky, Mikko Rantanen's worth as a restricted free agent and more.
20 minutes | Jul 1, 2019
Ep. 19 -- Avalanche free agency and the Tyson Barrie trade
The Denver Post's Mike Chambers and freelance hockey writer Ryan Boulding discuss the Avalanche's free-agent acquisitions and the big trade with the Toronto Maple Leafs that sent defenseman Tyson Barrie and forward Alex Kerfoot to the Leafs for center Nazem Kadri and defenseman Calle Rosen. Some draft picks were involved as well.
15 minutes | May 2, 2019
Ep. 18 -- Preview of Game 4 against Sharks, epic Western Conference playoff series and more
Denver Post Avalanche reporter Mike Chambers and guest Aarif Deen discuss Thursday's Game 4 against the San Jose Sharks and more in the latest episode of Traffic In Front of the Net.
29 minutes | Apr 24, 2019
Ep. 17 -- Avs win first NHL playoff series since 2008, what's next and Milan Hejduk
Denver Post hockey writer Mike Chambers visits with former Avalanche great Milan Hejduk in the latest episode of Traffic In Front of the Net. Hejduk, who has his No. 23 retired in the Pepsi Center rafters, discusses the Avs' first playoff-series victory since 2008 -- when he was the right winger on a line with Joe Sakic -- Colorado's second-round opponent, the team's deepest blue line since 2004 and more. The podcast includes the voice of Martin Richardson, executive director of Dawg Nation Hockey Foundation, of which Hejduk is a board member. Richardson discusses his organization's recent donation to the grieving Humboldt Broncos and the lineup for the upcoming Dawg Bowl charity hockey tournament in Littleton.
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