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Hockey Mountain High: Your go-to Avalanche Podcast

Hockey Mountain High is your go-to Avalanche podcast. Covering all things Avs and NHL, JJ Jerez and Aarif Deen of Mile High Sports bring you the latest on the burgundy and blue.

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Hockey Mountain High is your go-to Avalanche podcast. Covering all things Avs and NHL, JJ Jerez and Aarif Deen of Mile High Sports bring you the latest on the burgundy and blue.

Getting To The Dance

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The Avalanche completed its first road sweep of the season and the guys are here to discuss the Avs' recent stretch of games. JJ and Aarif talk about a snakebitten offense, a structured defense, and a backup goalie that won his first career game. The guys then look back on the Lake Tahoe fiasco before looking ahead to the Sharks series this week.

Follow the guys on Twitter @JJoftheyear and @runwriteAarif

Mar 01 2021

1hr 4mins

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100 Percent

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The Avalanche and Golden Knights are ready to take their talents to... Lake Tahoe. JJ and Aarif get into another (surprise, surprise) heated discussion about the entertainment value of this Outdoor Game. The guys then breakdown the recent two-game road-trip in Vegas and preview what's going to be an extremely overwhelming Avs schedule that begins tomorrow and stretches into April. All that and more on this edition of Hockey Mountain High: Your go-to Avalanche Podcast.

Follow the guys on Twitter @JJoftheyear and @runwriteAarif

Feb 19 2021

1hr 11mins

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Band-Aids

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The Avalanche are back on the ice and preparing for four straight games against the Vegas Golden Knights. Well, maybe. Assuming there are no more postponements, Colorado is set to resume action Sunday without Gabriel Landeskog, Tyson Jost or Sam Girard but Nathan MacKinnon, Devon Toews and Pierre-Edouard Bellemare are returning. JJ and Aarif discuss Colorado's even more accelerated schedule before diving into Chris MacFarland's interview with the Penguins. The guys then discuss one fake and one real trade rumor. All that and more on this edition of Hockey Mountain High: Your go-to Avalanche Podcast.

Follow the guys on Twitter @JJoftheyear and @runwriteAarif

Feb 13 2021

1hr 2mins

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COVID Strikes West

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Come for your regularly-scheduled podcast, and stay for the glorious debate! Aarif and JJ go head-to-head for an impromptu debate on the Avalanche’s excitement through 11 games of the season. The guys argue if the team has the spark fans have been yearning for and if their play aligns with this season’s expectations. But before that, the guys discuss the postponement of Thursday’s game between the Avs and Minnesota Wild and break down Colorado’s injuries and recent 4-0-1 stretch. Also, major kudos to Sam Girard for the season he’s had. All that and more on this edition of Hockey Mountain High: Your go-to Avalanche Podcast.

Follow the guys on Twitter @JJoftheyear and @runwriteAarif

Feb 04 2021

1hr 6mins

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Goals, Goalies, and a Goal-Scoring Streak

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JJ Jerez and Aarif Deen recap the Avalanche's seven-goal outburst over the San Jose Sharks on Tuesday. The guys talk about the awakening of the depth-scoring, the goalie situation, and Mikko Rantanen's goal-scoring streak. A final bow of the California road trip was also in order. And speaking of Bo, how about young Bo Byram earning a top-four spot? All that and more on this edition of Hockey Mountain High: Your go-to Avalanche podcast.

Follow the guys on Twitter @JJoftheyear and @runwriteAarif

Jan 28 2021

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Back To Back

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JJ Jerez and Aarif Deen break down the LA Kings series split and preview the two games in Anaheim that start Friday. The guys talk about the quick turnaround the Avalanche face with a back to back and dive into injuries, consistency, depth and the Ian Cole trade on this edition of Hockey Mountain High.

Follow the guys on Twitter @JJoftheyear and @runwriteAarif

Jan 22 2021

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Hockey Gods

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JJ Jerez and Aarif Deen break down the Avalanche's opening two games against the St. Louis Blues. The guys discuss consistency, power play, and the debuts for Brandon Saad and Devon Toews.

Follow the guys on Twitter @JJoftheyear and @runwriteAarif

Jan 18 2021

1hr 3mins

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You Just Crushed My Dreams

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A cheerful JJ Jerez and Aarif Deen break down the first open practice of the season to kick off Hockey Mountain High's last offseason episode of the year. The guys then discuss the delightful exchange between Pierre-Edouard Bellemare and Andre Burakovsky on Zoom before diving into Colorado's full lineup heading into opening night. They also talk Joe Sakic, who met with media Tuesday and the Avalanche's expectations going into 2021. The show concludes with an impromptu game show.

Follow the guys on Twitter @JJofTheYear and @runwriteAarif

Jan 13 2021

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Training Camp "Coverage"

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Training camp has begun! We think. Hosts JJ Jerez and Aarif Deen share their thoughts on the lack of video coverage from the Avalanche during this unprecedented training camp without media access. The guys share their feelings about media coverage in the future and how the Avs are dropping the ball on exposure for a Stanley Cup contending team. The guys then talk training camp line combinations, "unfit to practice," Jared Bednar interviews, World Juniors and more in this latest episode of Hockey Mountain High.

Follow the guys on Twitter @JJoftheyear and @runwriteAarif

Jan 07 2021

1hr 11mins

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The One With Chris Johnston

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Hockey Mountain High hosts JJ Jerez and Aarif Deen are joined by NHL Insider Chris Johnston of Sportsnet to wrap up the year that was in 2020. The guys kick off the show with the Zdeno Chara news and how it relates to the unique offseason the NHL has had. CJ then talks about his experiences covering the 2020 Stanley Cup playoffs in both bubble cities in empty arenas. The guys then talk 2021 and preview the Golden Knights, Blues and finally, the Avalanche ahead of their battle for the West Division title.

Follow the guys on Twitter @JJoftheyear and @runwriteAarif

Dec 31 2020

1hr 11mins

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Game On.

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Hockey Mountain High comes to you hours after the NHL announces that the 2021 season is officially 'Game On.' Hosts JJ Jerez and Aarif Deen break down the realignment, 56-game division schedule, the playoff format and more on this exciting day in the hockey world. The guys then take a moment to remember former general manager and team president Pierre Lacroix, who passed away on Dec. 13 and talk about the impact he's had on the organization.

Dec 21 2020

1hr 20mins

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An Upvote For Our Reddit Listeners

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Hockey Mountain High comes to you amid the most recent NHL news that the league is pushing towards a Jan. 15 start date. Hosts JJ Jerez and Aarif Deen discuss the different options on the table for the shortened 2021 season. The guys then look back on the Patrick Roy deal on its 25th anniversary before taking listener questions from Reddit.

Dec 07 2020

1hr 16mins

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Another Avalanche Win

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Hockey Mountain High breaks down the Avalanche's latest "win" after the release of the Quebec Nordiques-themed reverse retro jersey. Hosts JJ Jerez and Aarif Deen dive into the return to play re-negotiations that the owners have suddenly proposed before a segment on what the Avs are thankful for heading into American Thanksgiving.

Nov 23 2020

1hr 7mins

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Return To Plan

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Hockey Mountain High comes to you in the wake of the US election results. Hosts JJ Jerez and Aarif Deen address the "stick to sports" crowd before discussing how the election results will likely play a part in how, when and where the 2020-21 NHL season begins. The guys then talk about the upcoming World Juniors, Cale Makar's future contract and the Avalanche's third goalie situation.

Nov 08 2020

1hr 12mins

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Blueline Shuffle

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After the announcement of Devon Toews' new four-year deal with the Avalanche, Hockey Mountain High breaks down how Jared Bednar could use his newest piece. Hosts JJ Jerez and Aarif Deen discuss the blueline shuffle that Toews will cause both on the ice and with the expansion draft next year. The guys then break down the latest in the world of hockey jerseys before discussing controversies surrounding the Arizona Coyotes and the World Series.

Oct 29 2020

1hr 14mins

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Ryan S. Clark Says Goodbye

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Following the announcement of his upcoming departure from Denver to cover the Seattle Kraken expansion team, The Athletic's Ryan S. Clark joins the show to discuss the move. Clark and hosts JJ Jerez and Aarif Deen break down how competitive the Kraken could be in 2021-22, as well as who the Avs could lose in the expansion draft. After two years on the Avalanche beat, Ryan then says his goodbyes to Avs fans everywhere.

Thanks for joining us and for everything Ryan. We're truly going to miss yah'.

Oct 24 2020

1hr 22mins

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Saad Got His Toews

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This episode of Hockey Mountain High looks at Colorado's recent trade for defenseman Devon Toews and the trickle-down effect it has on the Avalanche's blue line. Hosts JJ Jerez and Aarif Deen talk defensive units, expansion draft protection and Sakic's brilliance followed by one of the more entertaining 'Three Stars' segments.

Oct 16 2020

1hr 4mins

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Installing Fresh Saad

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Hockey Mountain High examines the Avalanche's acquisition of Brandon Saad from the Chicago Blackhawks in exchange for Nikita Zadorov. Hosts JJ Jerez and Aarif Deen look at the trade from both sides, including Dennis Gilbert and Anton Lindholm's involvement in the deal. The guys then look at Colorado's recent restricted free agent signings and arbitration news before looking at who's left on the market that general manager Joe Sakic may target.

Oct 12 2020

1hr 8mins

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Rough Draft

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Following the 2020 NHL Draft, this episode of Hockey Mountain High discusses the virtual draft format before breaking down all of the Avalanche's draft picks. Hosts JJ Jerez and Aarif Deen look at the Avs' draft trends in recent years and their ability to develop late-round picks. The show wraps up with a look around the league at some of the biggest headlines and moves that have happened.

Oct 08 2020

1hr 12mins

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The Calm Before the Storm

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Hockey Mountain High comes to you before the busy week ahead. With the upcoming draft, free agency and trade market heating up, hosts JJ Jerez and Aarif Deen discuss Colorado's potential moves in free agency. The guys also talk about early extensions for Cale Makar, Gabe Landeskog and this years RFA's before getting into the goalie conversation

Oct 03 2020

1hr 6mins

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I may be biased...

By It's Me, Boulding - Apr 17 2018
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I may be a tad biased because this is my podcast.. but I think it's pretty awesome.

Good stuff

By JoeS34 - Nov 01 2017
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I think you should be able to produce more than one show a week.