Originally posted on All Things Avs  |  Last updated 10/5/11
coloradoavalanche.com Very bad. Very, very bad decision to by Avs brass in sending defenseman Stefan Elliott to Lake Erie. As noted before, there are some complications in play here, with Kyle Cumiskey being on injured reserve. Can anyone seriously give me a good argument why Cumiskey should be on this team instead of Elliott at this point? But Cumiskey can’t be sent anywhere because he’s hurt (again). NHL rules state injured players can’t be sent to the minors. It’s that simple. So Elliott gets a totally raw deal because of that. I’ll get off the soap box here and just analyze it a bit more dispassionately. Elliott deserved to stay, mostly because he’s just a better player than half the guys already on the Avs’ defensive roster. He has much more offensive upside than anyone, and he moves the puck around the ice very quickly. He did all the right things in training camp. The good news for Elliott boosters is that he might not be down at Lake Erie too long. Cumiskey, once he’s clear...
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