BSN Avalanche Podcast: Bednar on the hot seat?

The BSN Avalanche Podcast takes you into the weekend as AJ Haefele and Jesse Montano discuss the verbal altercation between Nathan MacKinnon and Jared Bednar, give a peak into what might lie ahead at the NHL’s trade deadline, and try to lift the spirits of Avs fans.



  1. Steve -B

    January 12, 2019 at 2:02 am

    AJ, listening to you talk about your likes and dislikes of the career was a lot of fun. As someone who was there in the early days of MHH, we were all very proud of you, and a little jealous. Not everyone lives their dream, and I think I can speak for a lot of people in saying that I’m proud of you.

    You are the reason I subscribed to BSN, thank you.

    Also thank you for giving credence to those of us that let our emotions get the best of us because we’re rapid fans of this team. That was a great acknowledgment. Avs nerds for life!

    As someone who suffers from PTSD, I love your commitment to mental health. There is a lot of different reasons for mental health problems, but all of them hold a certain weight and impact on our daily lives. The struggle against it is something all of us can appreciate and respect, and hopefully come together regarding. Those of us who deal with it are not always great at doing that.

    ~Go Avs

  2. ljp78

    January 11, 2019 at 6:10 pm

    Bednar is fine. His only issue is that he’s not proven in the NHL. I think he’s a great coach. Us armchair GM’s will always have something to nitpick until we’re in his position.

    Here’s my question for the next podcast: what’s your favorite sports movie, in general? Is it still a hockey movie, or something else? I’ll go first: My favorite sports movie is Cinderella Man.

  3. ChrisM720

    January 11, 2019 at 11:49 am

    You guys are right. I have been seeing Bednar as not up to the task. He seems to have no plan to turn this around. But he will retain the job primarily because of the lack of alternatives. That is not a good place to be.

    But as to punting the season, he has 30 days to turn this around or the season will be punted on its own. A coach is measured by how he responds to adversity. I don’t believe he has the ability to guide the team through ups and downs. We don’t know what goes on behind the doors, true, but we see the results on the ice. That is what we jusge on.

    The article on BSN about the new Broncos coach and how you win with an underperforming team. You win and lose at inches. There is a lot in that.

    I want Bednar to succeed. But he has to right the ship. That is how we measure a coach. They were never as good as they appeared early. I don’t believe they are as bad as they are now. He gets to show how good he is as a coach by at least turning back in the direction of the best and away from this…performance.

  4. bjjones05

    January 11, 2019 at 10:35 am

    Thanks for this podcast. Question: Do you think the draft weekend will ever come to Colorado? It would be great to experience it live. I usually watch it on TV, but I’m sure it’s amazing in person.

    • AJ Haefele

      AJ Haefele

      January 11, 2019 at 5:02 pm

      No. I don’t think the Avalanche are interested in hosting the draft.

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