Found December 01, 2011 on All Things Avs:
Gettyimage.ashx_url_http_3a_2f_2fcache.gettyimages.com_2fxc_2f91961995.jpg_3fv_3d1_26c_3dewsasset_26k_3d2_26d_3d77bfba49ef878921cc759df4ebac47d080bc3dae11347be7159e4136a611a2005075b1a5c9424bbd With Stefan Elliott having another outstanding game tonight, along with the rest of his team, the big question I have is: who’s gonna sit when Erik Johnson comes back? Let’s start with the premise that Elliott can NOT be one of the current top six defensemen who sit with EJ comes back, possibly Friday night against his old team, St. Louis. Unless the Avs’ coaching staff takes leave of their senses, they will not sit a rookie who has put up two goals and three points in his first three games, not to mention plenty of very good plays in his own end. The kid is going to be a player, and forget sending him back down to Lake Erie to “learn” the game more. Let him learn here, not in Cleveland. OK, so this will make for a very tough choice for Joe Sacco as to who to sit. (Yes, I know he could play seven defensemen in a game, and he just might). But he, like every other coach, prefers to play just a regular rotation of six guys. Let’s take a look at the candidates to ...

Avalanche 6, Devils 1

Ryan O'Reilly had a goal and two assists, Semyon Varlamov made 18 saves, and the Colorado Avalanche beat the New Jersey Devils 6-1 on Wednesday night. Milan Hejduk had a goal and an assist, and T.J. Galiardi, Jay McClement, Stefan Elliott and Jan Hejda also scored for the Avalanche. Kyle Quincey had two assists. Ilya Kovalchuk scored New Jersey's only goal, and Martin Brodeur...

Mueller, EJ skate this morning, both to remain on IR

Just 12 skaters and two goalies participated in this morning’s skate at the Pepsi Center in preparation for tonight’s game against the New Jersey Devils. Among the participants were left wing Peter Mueller and defenseman Erik Johnson. Both are on injured reserve and Avs coach Joe Sacco said neither will be activated today. Mueller and EJ were unavailable for comment. Those not...

Man City’s Adebayor Has No Baggage – Tottenham’s Parker

Emmanuel Adebayor Manchester City Tottenham HotspurTottenham midfielder Scott Parker has denied claims that on loan striker Emmanuel Adebayor has ‘baggage’ and at times a bad more

New Jersey Devils Buried on the Road by Colorado Avalanche

A 6-1 blowout loss on Wednesday night at the hands of Colorado has the Devils sinking even further towards the bottom of the Atlantic Division. Milan Hejduk started the scoring early for the Avalanche when he found the back of the net for the eighth time this season at 7:37, registering his 15th point in 15 career games against the Devils.  The next Colorado goal came less than...

Hejda helps Avalanche rout Devils 6-1

With a team-worst, minus-16 rating heading into Wednesday's game against the New Jersey Devils, first-year Avalanche defenseman Jan Hejda has taken his share of heat for the club's 10-13-1 record through 24 games.

Game 23: Looking For A Rocky Mountain High

Watch It: MSG+   Listen To It: 660 AM The Last 10 Games:  Colorado is 3-7-0 while NJ is 6-4-0 Know Your Enemy: or in this case Enemies!! JibbleScribbits & Anyone But Detroit What We Think of the Avalanche:  I still hate the Avs for the 2001 defeat in the Finals but that’s ancient history at this point. The current  Avs are a team that is struggling to win games. Surprisingly...

Matt Duchene on left wing, but Avalanche coach Joe Sacco shakes up lines

Avalanche coach Joe Sacco will again shake up his lines in search of more offense in tonight's game against the New Jersey Devils at the Pepsi Center.

Tuesday Avalanche notebook

Not too exciting a day down at Avalanche headquarters. Avs went through a regular practice, and had a meeting afterward. But it wasn’t a team meeting to talk about their latest problems on the ice, it was an NHL security meeting. Basically, the Avs watched a video concerning the realities of today’s smartphone age. The message can be boiled down to: watch what you text, watch...

Devils-Avalanche Preview

The Colorado Avalanche hoped an eight-game homestand would help turn around their struggles. After dropping three of the first five, things haven't gone as planned. Colorado looks to get back on track Wednesday night when it hosts the New Jersey Devils, who have won three of their last four on the road. The Avalanche's four home wins are tied for fewest in the league,...

Avalanche scores with new line

Fifteen years separate 35-year-old winger Milan Hejduk from center Ryan O'Reilly, but the Avalanche forwards thought and played like twins Wednesday night.

Elliott gets assist in second game for Avs

Rookie defenseman Stefan Elliott put another point on his stat sheet, assisting on the Avalanche's only goal in Monday's 3-1 loss to Dallas.

St. Louis Blues at Colorado Avalanche: 7 p.m. Friday, ALT, 950 AM

Since coach Ken Hitchcock took over behind the bench Nov. 8, St. Louis is 8-1-2.

Avalanche score early and often, beat Devils 6-1

Ryan O'Reilly had a goal and two assists, Semyon Varlamov made 18 saves, and the Colorado Avalanche beat the New Jersey Devils 6-1 on Wednesday night.

Hockey Guy: Avs suffering from Kroenke neglect?

As Rams fans ponder what changes owner Stan Kroenke might make with his floudering NFL team, it’s instructive to check in on another of his sports properties – the Colorado Avalanche.
Avalanche News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.