As we all have heard a hundred times before, Gabriel Landeskog is the only Avalanche player participating in the All Star Game activities this weekend. So what are the rest of the guys doing?
What we know:
TJ Galiardi has flown down to Cabo San Lucas with Kevin Shattenkirk and Chris Stewart. Sure is good thing the Teej trained so hard in the off-season, or he might not be in shape for all the beer pong they're bound to play.
David Jones is also headed to Mexico, but accompanying him is his new wife. I wonder if they even bothered to bring sun block.
Stefan Elliott went home to Vancouver. Hopefully all that good home cookin' doesn't put him into a food coma.
Shane O'Brien is having a quiet weekend in Aspen, hanging out with some really demure U of Arizona girls: @KERafferty, @Abbychandor, @eymann66
Ryan O'Byrne also went home. He's enjoying some R&R, but he's also still working on his charity: Ryan O'Byrne Charity Camp, launching on Feb. 1st.
Kevin Porter is yet another one going home. Sure hope he doesn't spend too much time there, or he may end up infected. He did say he's spending time in Ann Arbor. I hear it's a much nicer place.
Semyon Varlarmov is in Aspen watching the X-Games. (Thanks to Lisa Jordan for the heads up.)
Daniel Winnik is also in Aspen. I bet he's sipping hot cocoa by the fire with O'Brien and his sweet friends.
(Just in!) Matt Duchene is
pounding the vodka fishing in Vail, if the creek isn't frozen. If it is...well, he has plenty of ice for his drinks then.
What we can infer:
Milan Hejduk, Jan Hejda and Jean-Sebastien Giguere are spending time with the fam. I wonder if they have to help their kids with homework or just get to be "fun dad" all weekend.
David van der Gulik is finally getting quality time with his new son, Jackson. His wife flew out with the baby a couple of weeks ago.
Matt Duchene is most likely pounding the vodka bored out of his mind. He's essentially been on a break since the injury. I bet he's watching a lot of episodes of this. See update above.
Cody McLeod is another relatively new daddy. He and his wife had a daughter last season. Do you think he's already teaching Peyton the art of fighting?
Ryan O'Reilly is eating lots of chicken soup and enjoying the quality care of his live-in nurse with benefits. I hear she's pretty hot.
What we can imagine:
Kyle Quincey and Erik Johnson are hitting up bars and hitting on blondes.
Ryan Wilson is dominating video games.
Matt Hunwick is NOT anywhere near a serving of nachos.
Paul Stastny is having a quiet weekend with his girlfriend, snuggled up on the sofa watching RomComs.
Peter Mueller is lighting candles in the Holy Ghost Catholic Church in LoDo, thanking God for his health.
Jay McClement is cooking dinner for his wife every night.
Chuck Kobasew is buying a new car.