Originally posted on All Things Avs  |  Last updated 12/1/11
coloradoavalanche.com 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...
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