It was another off day for the Avalanche as this wacky schedule continues to wreak havoc any sort of normalcy during the early part of the season. The team won’t be back on the ice again until Thursday when the Carolina Hurricanes come to town.
The off days give is a little time to reflect. Yesterday we did a little reflecting on the team captain. Gabrial Landeskog was the poster boy for the team’s trouble last season. A career worse performance marred with trade rumors. Luckily for the Avs, it looks like last year was an outlier as he has bounced back in a huge way. An argument can be made that Landy has been the team’s best forward through the first 11 games of the season.
With the free time, Casey Bond, the Strength & Conditioning Coach, brought Sven Andrighetto and Mark Barberio to his TeamFIT event at Kemp Elementary.
Around the NHL
The Vegas Golden Knights have been the talk of the NHL while they set records for wins by an expansion team. Unfortunately, their winning streak ended last night with a 6-3 loss to the Islanders. But what’s more troublesome, is that they lost yet another goalie to injury. On the day he was named the second star of the week, Oscar Dansk left the game. As of now, Vegas is forced to go with Maxime Legacy and 19-year old Dylan Ferguson who was just drafted this past June. That is definitely not ideal.
VGK AGM Kelly McCrimmon says depending on Dansk's injury, 1st option for game tomorrow is emergency recall of Dylan Ferguson from Kamloops.— Dan Rosen (@drosennhl) October 31, 2017
Staying in the Pacific Division, despite having one of the most dynamic young players in the game in Clayton Keller it was starting to look like the Arizona Coyotes would never win again. The Yotes beat the Flyers last night improving their record to 1-10-1.
The happiest hockey hugs in the league. pic.twitter.com/gbxKQ8LRho— Arizona Coyotes (@ArizonaCoyotes) October 31, 2017
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