From the Avalanches 4/8 Mailbag:
Hello, Brandon Yip. It’s great to see you back playing after your shoulder injury. I’d like to hear your thoughts on a couple of your former (and hopefully future) teammates from Boston University, Kevin Shattenkirk and Colby Cohen. What can you tell us about their games?
Jocelyn from Denver, Colorado
As you probably heard, Jocelyn, the Avalanche signed both Shattenkirk and Cohen to entry-level contracts this past Saturday. There are many unique parallels between the two players as well. They were both drafted by Colorado at the 2007 Entry Draft (Shattenkirk in the first round and Cohen in the second). Both players attended Boston University, where they won a national championship in 2009. During their time at BU, they were defensive partners, as well as roommates.
If you haven’t seen the duo play, check out some highlights of both Shattenkirk and Cohen.
Yip: "They’ve been buddies for a long time I think, and defense partners for I don’t know how long. Probably since they were at the National Team Program. Ever since they got to BU they were defensive partners, so they definitely have some history together. Cohen is a great guy to have at the point and he’s got a really heavy shot. Shatty knows the game very well, is a very smart player and has great hands."
Shatty? SHATTY? I am sorry but I literally lol'd. Maybe it's because I didn't sleep last night and I am a little slap happy but seriously, that is terrible.