In the latest installment of the Avalanche Weekly Breakdown, Adrian Dater and Allie Monroy discuss the team’s upcoming four-game road trip back east, starting Thursday in Tampa Bay.

Is there any reason for optimism entering what looks to be a very tough trip, after a 1-4-0 homestand? Adrian thinks so.

Also discussed: Whether Tyson Jost has been rushed to the NHL too fast and reasons for a drop in team scoring.


Adrian Dater

Adrian Dater is a staff writer with BSNDenver. He started his journalism career way, way back in 1988 as a proofreader with the Concord Monitor as a kid out of college (Keene State College), and has wended its way since with a 25-year stop at The Denver Post, 20 of which were spent as the beat writer of the Colorado Avalanche, from its inception in 1995. Adrian has also worked as a primary hockey writer with Sports Illustrated, The Sporting News, The Hockey News, and Bleacher Report. He is the author of seven sports books, including the best-selling “Blood Feud: Colorado Avalanche v. Detroit Red Wings, The Inside Story of Pro Sports’ Nastiest and Best Rivalry of Its Era” and “100 Things Avalanche Fans Should Know and Do Before They Die”, which was published in October, 2016.