Adam Foote has returned, Daniel Tjarnqvist has been benched, and Joe Sakic is still out three months due to a loss in a fight with a snow blower.
A snow blower.
Anyway, I wish the Avs could find room for Tjarnqvist. He played really well and was even the savior for the team in a couple of the games.
Dater suggests that Brett Clark may be traded soon and Tjarnqvist's solid play helped alleviate a lot of my fears about the defensive depth heading into the season.
If Brett Clark were to be traded, a second or third line center would be much appreciated. The Avs aren't (and most definitely shouldn't) throwing in the towel on this season and currently sit within striking distance of a playoff spot.
Actually, a win tonight would technically tie them for the 7th/8th spot with the Wild and Predators.
Not bad for a team with Andrew Raycroft serving as backup.
But lets not get ahead of ourselves. The Avs need to shut down Kane, Toews, Sharp, and Havlat tonight.
Lets get this ball game started.