Not a huge day for news, which is why it was a little quiet here today. Chuck Kobasew is your new Avalanche top-six left winger, for one thing anyway.
I like to watch a guy play more than I’ve had the chance to see Kobasew before I level some kind of judgment (positive or sarcastic), so I’m going to wait longer on this one. But is it a bit dispiriting knowing the Avs are giving a top-six spot now to a guy who scored 18 goals in 105 games with Minnesota the last two years? Perhaps.
- There is still no word on a captain. I think tomorrow we’ll find out either way, though. I still maintain that Erik Johnson is the right guy to be the captain, but the Avs are a funny organ-I-zation and they might do something weird like have the three guys wearing an ‘A’ all season. But my hunch is they’ll name a captain. I’d put it at 75-25 they’ll name one. Always leave a little wiggle room as a reporter, so you can say, “I never said it would happen for sure.”
- I got a couple emails today from peop...