Isn't it awesome how I somehow manage to make this about ME instead of the Avalanche? Don't you scoff at me, Dan Winkler. So as some of you know, I've been on a little vacation and really my only access to the internets was for last week's NW Check and apparently hockey in East Tennessee is...unheard of. As such, I honestly can't comment on any Avalanche games with any kind of analytical thought because I simply haven't seen them. I've not even really had a chance to catch any of the highlights between all the insane Starcraft news/showmatches in the last week and the whole traveling across the country and back stuff. I can't believe I missed Gaunce's debut/first goal and both Forsberg games. See if I ever leave my apartment again.
This week I've decided to stop asserting hockey superstitions are just stupid crap and have been changing everything I associated with the Avs losing streak in order to see one more win in my lifetime. Seriously, if we go o-for-February, I'm going to go all Latrell Sprewell on the bum down the street I used to give cookies to. No, that does not mean to imply I'm going to hoist up 16 contested shots a game and complain I can't feed my family on $8 million per year or whatever. That bum only wishes.
Fun facts have been eliminated this week for everyone except Colorado only because I'm a jerk and want to drive the stake in as deeply as I can. It's a troll's life, y'all.
Oh, and I've added the Transactions report for the Avs this week for obvious reasons. Erik Johnson, you better be worth it. Thanks in advance for forcing me to buy your jersey for being so awesome. /altitudejinx'd
Team capsules after the jump...
All standings related info taken from NHL.com...