Saturday, January 22, 2011

Hunwick's Time to Shine


It would be an understatement to say that Matt Hunwick's brief time in Colorado has been (thus far) disappointing.

In 23 games with the Avs, Hunwick has 0 goals, 3 assists, and is a pitiful -9.

In fact, Hunwick hasn't scored a goal since October 19th - as a Bruin.

Not exactly what Colorado fans were hoping for when GM Greg Sherman traded away the promising Colby Cohen in November.

But in roughly two hours, Hunwick will take to the Pepsi Center ice and stare down his old Boston comrades.

We're not asking for a hat trick, but a simple, turnover free game from Hunwick could help lead the Avs to victory.

How have other recently acquired Avs done against their former teams?

Tomas Fleischmann
Acquired: Traded from Washington for Scott Hannan
Played against his old team on December 11th.
0 Points, 2 PIM, 2 Shots, -1
3-2 Avalanche Win

Ryan O'Byrne
Acquired: Traded from Montreal for Michael Bournival
Faced the Habs on December 19th
0 Points, 0 PIM, 2 Shots, Even
3-2 Avalanche Win

Kevin Porter
Acquired: Traded from Phoenix w/ Peter Mueller for Wojtek Wolski
Faced the Coyotes on January 6th
0 Points, 2 PIM, 0 Shots, Even
2-0 Avalanche Loss

Daniel Winnik
Acquired: Traded from Phoenix for a 4th-round 2012 Entry Draft Pick
Took on the 'Yotes on January 6th
0 Points, 0 PIM, 2 Shots, Even
2-0 Avalanche Loss

And just for kicks:

Craig Anderson
Acquired: Signed as a free agent in 2009. Formerly a Florida Panther.
Faced the Panthers on December 2nd 2009 and March 11th 2010
57 Saves/59 Shots, 1 SO, 1 Win, 1 KO (Was injured in OT by Keith Ballard, booo)

Ok, so our Avs don't really have the best track record against their former clubs.

That said, Hunwick is playing for his job each and every game. With Kyle Cumiskey healthy again, Hunwick was a healthy scratch last game against Nashville.

Time to play with a chip on your shoulder, Mr. Hunwick.

Make it happen.

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