Originally written on All Things Avs  |  Last updated 12/11/11

DENVER - JANUARY 16: Head coach Joe Sacco leads the Colorado Avalanche against the New Jersey Devils during NHL action at the Pepsi Center on January 16, 2010 in Denver, Colorado. The Avalanche defeated the Devils 3-1. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)
A few weeks ago, we detailed a bag skate administered to the Avs by coach Joe Sacco. That was nothing compared to today’s nearly 30-minute bag skate. The other one was from blue line to blue line. This was end line to end line. Some video: A couple of things: Sacco stood there and watched everyone pretty closely it seemed like. The guys who lagged behind probably didn’t help themselves – and rookie Brad Malone was one. He was totally gassed and seemed to take his sweet time getting back to the end line after Sacco gave everyone a brief break. The rest of the team was there at the end line ready to go again, but Malone kind of glided on in while everyone waited. That was noticeable to some veteran hockey people watching in the stands, not just me. There was also a brief meeting at center ice at the end of the practice/bag skate. J.S. Giguere seemed to do most of the talking. My son can also be heard at the end of this video, saying the meeting looked like a giant “black bees’ nest.” ...
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