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Ep. 16: This fan has basically become a meme (now he has an epic road trip story)

Ep. 16: This fan has basically become a meme (now he has an epic road trip story)

December 10, 2019

A fan from Snow Lake, Manitoba joins the show, his reaction to an Avs goal was caught on camera and has basically become a meme. (OK, technically a GIF, you can watch it here.

And a quick update on Altitude Sports and its "digital town hall" about showing the AVs on TV. 

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Ep. 15: Matt Calvert’s injury, and an 82-year-old fan joins the show (you’ll want to hear her story!)

Ep. 15: Matt Calvert’s injury, and an 82-year-old fan joins the show (you’ll want to hear her story!)

November 26, 2019

Ryan S. Clark is back to talk injuries:

NBC Sports says it all happened after forward Matt Calvert was struck in the side head by an Elias Pettersson shot from point-blank range and remained down on the ice, bleeding from his head. The on-ice officials allowed play to continue and it ultimately resulted in Alex Edler scoring to bring to the Canucks to within one.

Peter Forsberg is living his best life right now, and we have clips from a Swedish game show to prove it. (Teaser: Forsberg, or "Foppa," and another athlete dramatically slide beers across a table in a game somewhat similar to shuffleboard.) 

And Clair Villano joins the show, she's 82, a fan of the podcast and says, "hockey in Denver is where it's at!" 

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Ep. 14: Emergency goalie activated! Byron Spriggs suits up for the Avs and shares his story

Ep. 14: Emergency goalie activated! Byron Spriggs suits up for the Avs and shares his story

November 19, 2019

The Avs had to call in an emergency backup goalie during a Nov. 12 game in Winnipeg against the Jets. Byron Spriggs suited up but didn't quite make it onto the ice. 

"You really don't understand maybe in the heat of the moment what actually is going on, you know," Spriggs told us. "You really are technically one bad incident away from being in an NHL game." 

Former 9NEWSer now CNN photojournalist Andy Buck (@AndyJediBuck) also joined us in the studio where Steve and Geoff reminded him why the Avs rock.  

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Ep. 13: What does the National Anthem mean? Singer for the Avs shares his story

Ep. 13: What does the National Anthem mean? Singer for the Avs shares his story

November 11, 2019

For Veteran’s Day we sat down with the Avalanche’s regular National Anthem singer Jake Schroeder, who talked about how he got the job, why the song means so much to him, and the work he does to make sure the veterans and stories of World War II are never forgotten.

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Ep. 12: An ode to Eunice (and the Avs are BACK on DirectTV)

Ep. 12: An ode to Eunice (and the Avs are BACK on DirectTV)

November 5, 2019

Steve thinks Eunice, a disgruntled Avs fan, got the deal done with Altitude Sports and DirecTV (BTW, DirecTV is showing Avs games now.)

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Ep. 11: The job of a penalty box attendant, resorting to illegal methods to watch games and more

Ep. 11: The job of a penalty box attendant, resorting to illegal methods to watch games and more

October 29, 2019

This week, former penalty box attendant Rodney Lippman explains the job and what he's up to now (hint: Zambonis!). Oh, and people (and businesses) are resorting to illegal methods to watch Avs games because the Altitude Sports debacle has pretty much gone nowhere ...

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Ep. 10: All things Avs with Lauren Gardner from the NHL Network

Ep. 10: All things Avs with Lauren Gardner from the NHL Network

October 22, 2019

Lauren Gardner from the NHL Network and former sideline reporter for the Avalanche joins us on the show to talk about the national perception of the Avs, the rebuilding process and more. Oh, and a tangent about scheduling ... 

We're taking this show on the road! Where should we go in St. Louis and Chicago? Email cheapseats@9news.com.

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Ep. 9: Emergency backup goalie for the Avs? The guy with the job explains

Ep. 9: Emergency backup goalie for the Avs? The guy with the job explains

October 15, 2019

Justin Goldman joins us in the studio, he's the emergency backup goalie for the Avs (wait, what?).

And we talk about the Altitude Sports debacle again because we still can't watch games -- but this conversation is a little different.

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Ep. 8: Avs captain Gabriel Landeskog is here! And more on the Altitude Sports debacle

Ep. 8: Avs captain Gabriel Landeskog is here! And more on the Altitude Sports debacle

October 8, 2019

We convinced Avs Captain Gabriel Landeskog to hang out with us (and he gives a shoutout to the fans)!

9NEWS Sports Reporter Arielle Orsuto also joins us in the studio (she's the real pro around here) to talk about the Avs opener, and we dive into that Altitude Sports Network saga with a university professor.

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Ep. 7: Women’s hockey is growing

Ep. 7: Women’s hockey is growing

October 1, 2019

Geoff and Steve chat with Avs defenseman Ryan Graves about training camp and what it takes to make the cut. We also learn he prefers to go by Gravedigger. Then Avalanche fan Sarah Speights joins us to talk about her love for Ryan Graves and to promote the Denver Women’s Hockey League.

Since we're still fresh, here's what this show is all about:

In 2017, Steve Staeger and Geoff Sawtell bought season tickets for the Colorado Avalanche in the literal cheap seats. They’re so close to the top, they can practically touch the ceiling. They decided to launch a fan-centered podcast about the Avalanche. In it, they’ll chat about hockey and the entire fan experience and feature guests from diehard fans to fan-favorites.

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