Still unavailable from two major providers, Altitude Sports offers 69 out of 82 regular season Avalanche games

Altitude Sports will broadcast 69 of the Avalanche’s 82 regular season games, with the other 13 other games broadcast nationwide – the maximum allowed under NHL rules.

Colorado’s season opener against the Chicago Blackhawks at Ball Arena on October 13th will be broadcast on TNT.

Altitude, which is also the regional provider for the Denver Nuggets, is still not available to Comcast and DISH Network subscribers.

“Comcast and Dish continue to deny thousands of fans in a region of 10 states access to their home teams for a third season in a row – even though fan interest has never been higher. Altitude remains committed to advancing the interests of all of our fans, ”said Matt Hutchings, KSE’s Chief Operating Officer, in a press release on Friday. “Both Comcast and DISH Network stand firm in demanding conditions that would put Altitude out of business and raise prices for our fans to see their local teams – something we will not allow.”

Great pace. Led by the top group of Nathan MacKinnon, Gabe Landeskog and Mikko Rantanen, the second of two groups on Friday was much sharper in training than the first.

Trainer Jared Bednar has evidence.

“I thought they were flying, and here’s a good indicator: It was exactly the same workout, the exact same number of reps for both groups, and that group was 18 minutes faster than the group before,” Bednar said. “It’s not just how fast they skate, it’s how they perform – they didn’t have to do anything again. You got it right the first time. And when you get into that, you see the right things, you do three or four repetitions of each exercise for each man, and then you move on.

“The other group, we had to stop. Their details weren’t that good, they weren’t moving that fast. It just takes longer, so I thought that not only were these guys (second group) faster and better, but the details were better too, so they didn’t have to repeat anything and were just done right. “

In addition to the MacKinnon series, this group included the best defensive pairing of Cale Makar and Sam Girard, the third series with rookie Alex Newhook between Tyson Jost and JT Compher and center Artem Anisimov with rookies Sampo Ranta and Martin Kaut.

The MacKinnon line and Makar / Girard derived each exercise.

“A lot of our leaders are out there and when you have Mac, Mikko and Landy out there (at perfect top speed) you really need to be in your game or you will stick out like a sore thumb. “Said Bednar.

Footnotes. Makar continued to train in a red non-contact jersey as a precaution, and his regular line partner Devon Toews continued to run in red with a skills coach. Toews, who had off-season shoulder surgery, is banned from entering the practice. … Low Season Free Agent Deep Accesses Roland McKeown and Stefan Matteau stayed off the ice and on the COVID-19 log after both tested positive.

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