Originally written on All Things Avs  |  Last updated 10/4/11

BOSTON - MARCH 8: Wyatt Smith #17 of the Minnesota Wild skates against Chuck Kobasew #12 of the Boston Bruins on March 8, 2007 at the TD Banknorth Garden in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
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...
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