When teams find themselves in a position that makes the Playoffs seem like some far-away island, younger players are usually inserted into the lineup to gain some valuable NHL experience.
Lets do it to the coach.
Granato didn't get the job done this season. He may or may not be back next season. Seeing the way Giguere makes decisions, the odds are, TG is your man behind the bench; however, lets bench him for the last 10 or 11 games and give one of the assistants a chance to shine. Why not? The Avs have nothing to lose. Heck, losing has been the goal these past two weeks. (Unless you're simply rooting for the other crappy teams to win.)
Give Jacques Cloutier a shot. I want to see what he can do.
-T.J Galiardi has been called up due to Paul Stastny's being injured. I've wanted to see what this kid could do since the Avs drafted him. Click here for some info about the newcomer.
-Joe Sakic skated before the team practice this morning.
Trying to get stronger for the 2009-10 season or gearing up for a final farewell? You be the judge.
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