Originally written on All Things Avs  |  Last updated 2/12/12
No practice today for the Avs, who resume practice Monday and next play at Vancouver on Wednesday. Adrian Dater will be on that three-game, western-Canadian trip. Look for a story in Monday’s paper about young defenseman Erik Johnson, who had one of his best games as an Av against St. Louis, his former team, on Saturday night. The story speaks to required skills that EJ actually has to work at — keeping his feet moving and playing with an edge. Bottom line: he needs to build off games like Saturday. Here’s a quote from Milan Hejduk about tying Adam Foote for 967 games played with the Colorado/Quebec franchise. Joe Sakic leads with 1,378. Hejduk had no clue about tying Foote, but after telling him, he said: “Joe is unreachable. This is definitely a nice milestone. I don’t pay attention to these things much. Maybe when everything is said is done I’ll look back and say ‘This is cool.’ But right now there are more important things.” Keep tabs with Mike Chambers on Twitter: @MChambersDP
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