Found February 06, 2012 on
Race Review Online:
New York Rangers
After a day off yesterday, in which the Avalanche players got to enjoy the Super Bowl like the rest of us (unless you're a Patriots fan), they took to the ice for practice today with a slightly new-look roster. Stefan Elliott is gone and in his place is Tyson Barrie, the 20-year-old defenseman who was enjoying a very successful season in Lake Erie before his call-up to Colorado on Saturday. Barrie will likely be in the lineup tomorrow when the Avalanche host the Chicago Blackhawks.
Tomorrow night's game will certainly be a big one for the rookie defenseman who will be looking to make a strong first impression in his regular season NHL debut, but it will also be a big game for the entire Avalanche team, who has lost five games in a row. Despite the five consecutive one-goal losses, the Avs still find themselves alive in the playoff hunt. They currently sit only three points behind Minnesota for the eighth and final playoff seed. They are one point behind the ninth...
BEST OF MAXIM
AROUND THE WEB
No Avalanche skate today. The club will resume practice Monday, when rookie defenseman Tyson Barrie will begin formal preparations for Tuesday’s game against the Chicago Blackhawks at the Pepsi Center. It’s all but certain Barrie will make his NHL debut against the Blackhawks, given that the Avs need an offensive spark and they aren’t going to have a fine young prospect sit...
This morning, the Colorado Avalanche recalled defenseman Tyson Barrie from their American Hockey League affiliate, the Lake Erie Monsters and sent defenseman Stefan Elliott back down to Lake Erie. Both Barrie and Elliott are promising, young, puck-moving defensemen in the Avalanche organization. Both players were drafted by the Avs in 2009, the same draft that saw the Avs...
Doug Pensinger, Getty Images
A couple of quick hits, from today’s practice:
- Matt Duchene was back on skates today. Not with the team at practice, but on his own beforehand. I did not see him skate, but accounts are that it went well. He’s still officially listed as out “indefinitely”, but you have to believe we’re probably talking only 1-2 more weeks at most if there...
Avalanche winger David Jones knows his name is likely to come up in trade rumors between now and the NHL's Feb. 27 trade deadline.
In their search to find some kind of spark plug, the Colorado Avalanche have sent Stefan Elliott back down to Lake Erie for some more seasoning.
Tyson Barrie has also been called up to replace him. Barrie and Elliott are both highly-touted defensive prospects but have several key differences. Elliott is a shoot-first defenseman in the mold of Brian Leetch or Dan Boyle while Barrie...
The NHL has fined Colorado Avalanche forward Chuck Kobasew for tripping Vancouver Canucks defenseman Dan Hamhuis. The league announced the $2,500 penalty on Monday. Kobasew received a minor penalty for tripping Hamhuis at 13:20 of the second period Saturday. The Canucks went on to beat the Avalanche 3-2 in a shootout.
Greetings from the Pepsi Center, where the Avalanche is hosting the Vancouver Canucks. Defenseman Tyson Barrie, who was recalled from the Lake Erie Monsters of the American Hockey League, will not make his NHL debut today. I’m told he recently boarded a flight in Cleveland. He will probably play Tuesday against the Chicago Blackhawks, given that he’s not being called up to watch...
With a flick of the wrist, Gabriel Landeskog helped snap Colorado's season-long five-game skid while extending Chicago's misery on the road. The rookie forward broke a tie 38 seconds into the third period and David Jones added two goals, lifting the Avalanche to a 5-2 win over the struggling Blackhawks on Tuesday night.
The Avalanche didn't practice Sunday, allowing newcomer Tyson Barrie to settle in. Barrie, a 20-year-old, offensive-minded defenseman, is expected to make his NHL debut Tuesday against the Chicago Blackhawks at the Pepsi Center.