Found October 04, 2011 on All Things Avs:
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...

Stefan Elliott to the minors? Bad decision 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...

Colorado Avalanche waits to name its captain

On the day the Avalanche finalized its opening-night roster, the captain of the team remained undecided. As he previously stated, Avs coach Joe Sacco on Wednesday said forwards Milan Hejduk and Paul Stastny will wear an "A" patch on their sweaters as alternate captains.

Aaron Musick: Who should be cut?

Update: The final cut is Elliott so the poll should be, who should have been cut As we are coming down to the deadline for teams to finalize the roster, the Avalanche currently has one more cut to make. With forwards Brandon Yip, Mark Olver and defenseman Kyle Cumiskey starting the season on IR, the Avalanche still have to make one cut. The only question is who. Center Kevin...

NHL signs on head hits: Not Stop, more like Yield

When Colorado Avalanche defenseman Erik Johnson was playing youth hockey in Minnesota, the kids wore ''STOP'' signs on the back of their jerseys to discourage dangerous hits. The NHL has opted for something more like ''Proceed with Caution.'' Choosing not to follow the lead of the many minor and youth leagues that have banned all hits to the head...

Young Colorado Avalanche star Matt Duchene taking care of business

Few 20-year-olds play hockey as well as Matt Duchene, and good luck finding someone that age as diplomatic as the Avalanche center.

Stefan Elliott out, Gabriel Landeskog in on Avalanche season-opening roster

The Avalanche today reduced its roster to the regular-season maximum of 23 players by reassigning defenseman Stefan Elliott and putting Kyle Cumiskey, Brandon Yip and Mark Olver on injured reserve.

Players say NHL's anti-headshot message heard

BOSTON (AP) -- When Colorado Avalanche defenseman Erik Johnson was playing youth hockey in Minnesota, the kids wore "STOP" signs on the back of their jerseys to discourage dangerous hits.

Avalanche Reduces Roster To 26 Players; Three Placed On IR

The Colorado Avalanche Hockey Club announced today that the team has reduced its roster to 26 players (23 active). The Avalanche today reassigned defenseman Stefan Elliott to Lake Erie of the American Hockey League.  The club also placed t...

Avalanche Charity Golf Classic Surpasses Million Mark

The Colorado Avalanche Charity Golf Classic, held today at The Ridge at Castle Pines North, raised over $80,000 this year, bringing the total amount raised since its inception to over $1 million dollars in support of children and families in need ...

Avs place 3 on IR

The Colorado Avalanche placed three players on injured reserve Wednesday.
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