Found February 22, 2012 on Pro Sports Daily:
Colorado Avalanche defenseman Erik Johnson exited Wednesday's contest against the Los Angeles Kings with back spasms. Johnson logged 4:26 of ice time before departing in the first period. The top overall pick of the 2006 draft, Johnson collected four goals, 19 assists and 15 penalty minutes this season.

A dissenting opinion on the Quincey deal

What The Chief does is harder than one might think. That whole combination of earnest snark and a willingness to play the Don Cherry of Red Wings blogdom boor for the sake of baiting those who dislike and sometimes detest the Winged Wheel by issuing the verbal equivalent of bloody fish guts and 8-day-old octopus…I can’t pull off that s*** for the life of me. I do the earnest...

Tebow Mania Still Raging in Denver

While much of the country has seemed to catch Linsanity following a spell of Tebowmania, in Denver, it is still Tebow season. Seen at a Colorado Avalanche game is a fan wearing not your ordinary Avalanche jersey. It is a customized jersey with a name not on the Avalanche roster. Yes, a professionally customized ‘TEBOW’...Read the Rest...

Avs win big vs. Kings, Olver takes faceoff loss hard

Avalanche forward Mark Olver played in his 21st NHL game Wednesday night and scored his fourth career goal, and second this season in just three games. He is establishing himself as a responsible and effective two-way center. Which is why he was upset after the Avs’ 4-1 victory over the L.A. Kings at the Pepsi Center. He lost four of his seven faceoffs, including one that ruined...

Kyle Quincey traded to Detroit

According to @TSNBob McKenzie, defensemen Kyle Quincey was traded from the Avalanche to the Lighting for Steve Downie and then flipped to Detroit for a 1st round pick and minor leaguer Sebastien Piche. Not that we have a crystal ball, but this is the third player we covered in the scouting the deadline series to be traded recently. I know, shameless plug. The others were Pavel Kubina...

Avalanche-Blue Jackets Preview

The Colorado Avalanche are brimming with confidence after beating a team they're chasing in the Western Conference playoff race. They'll now try to avoid a letdown against the league's worst team. The Avalanche look to continue their dominance over the Blue Jackets on Friday night in Columbus. After finishing a four-game road trip with one win, Colorado (30-27-4) bounced...

Let’s hear it for small-market hockey

The Avalanche jettisoning of defenseman Kyle Quincey and adding of winger Steve Downie in the three-team trade Tuesday can be justified in the competitive sense. I get that. Colorado had a numbers issue on defense and needed more grit, or at least grit with some talent accompanying it, at forward. But two additional things jumped out at me, and I couldn’t resist saying them from...

Avs trade Kyle Quincey for Tampa's Steve Downie in three-team deal with Detroit

The Avalanche bolstered its forward corps and decreased the log jam on defense today by acquiring forward Steve Downie from the Tampa Bay Lightning for defenseman Kyle Quincey.

Quincey returns for 1st-round pick

The Red Wings got help from one former player to acquire another as they take aim at the Stanley Cup. The Wings added toughness to their blue line Tuesday by acquiring defenseman Kyle Quincey from Tampa Bay for Detroit's first-round pick in the June draft.

Lightning send Steve Downie to Colorado Avalanche

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The Key Three: Feb. 22

Three key aspects of the Kings 4-1 loss to the Colorado Avalanche... 1. HANGOVER FROM PHOENIX? This could have gone one of two ways. Less than 24 hours after the Kings blew a three-goal first-period lead and lost to Phoenix in a shootout, they...
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