A few pieces of upkeep. I was contacted by the Avs Guild and told that there is still space, if anyone wants to write a message in the books for the ex-Avs that perished in the off-season. Also, there is a *bunch* of room in the fourth, and final, draft that is taking place tonight. If you want in, send me off an e-mail. I'll send you a link. Those that had said they would want in on another league, now is your chance!
If you were to take a look at the Avalanche roster and pick out how you think the lines would be set up, however, you could design a video game-like set up with all their highest potential scorers teamed up together. With the aforementioned guys as well as a healthy Peter Mueller, David Jones, and T.J. Galiardi where would you have Chuck Kobasew set to line up?
If you’re head coach Joe Sacco, you’ve got Kobasew set to start on your second line as a left winger.
The Hockey Writers list their Top Ten Rookies To Watch.
4. Gabriel Landeskog (RW) Colorado Avalanche: The second-overall selection in 2011, Landeskog was considered the most complete and NHL-ready forward in this year’s draft class. The sturdy Swedish winger plays a North American style in that he loves the physical aspect of the game and may very well be one of the best body-checking forwards to enter the league in a while. Like his country-men Larsson, Landeskog was almost a sure bet to play in the NHL and he will indeed begin the season with the Avalanche where he wil be given plenty of oppurtunity to develop.
While he might not yet have the purest of offensive skill-sets, the 18-year-old has the strength to hold his own on the wing and has the potential to score 15 to 20 goals this year.
Lastly Partick Roy is being inducted into a Hall of Fame.
Patrick Roy is among a grand list of six names entering the Quebec Sports Hall of Fame on Wednesday night.
My question is this: what took them so long?
Put it this way: if you were asked to name the best goaltenders who wore the Montreal Canadiens jersey in the second half of the franchise’s century-plus history, the first three would be Jacques Plante, Ken Dryden and Roy.