It is nine hours ahead in Finland when Joonas Donskoi rings Colorado Hockey Now late Thursday morning, meaning it’s just past supper time there. One of the newest members of the Colorado Avalanche is curious how the summertime weather is in the Mile High City and into the fall – and is pleasantly surprised when he’s told the winters are fairly mild, that snow doesn’t last long when it falls.
“Really? I thought it was cold and snowy most of the time. This sounds good,” Donskoi says.