Just a small reminder that the NHL season is very, very long. (Too long, but that's another show).
Through the first 8 games in 2009, the Avalanche have scored 27 goals - 10 on the power play - and have 13 points.
Through the first 8 games in 2008, the Avalanche had scored 29 goals - 9 on the power play - and had 10 points. Over the next 5 games the Avs scored just 8 goals and lost all 5. And I think you know how the season ended.
Don't start waiting in line for those playoff tickets just yet.