Sunday, March 8, 2009

State of the Avs

It's great that the Avs decided to show up against the Blackhawks today. Arnason played like a man relieved to still be in town(?). But giving him the #1 Star of the Game? Lame. Why couldn't the Avs have played like this against the Wings? To be fair, while the Avs played pretty well today, the 'Hawks did not. I'm sure Mr. Mustache will be running them through a tough practice after this no-show performance. Fortunately the Avs avoided going down 7 games in a row. When you are last in the standings it is the little things that count, right?

Smyth played like he has been playing for weeks now, like the guy that is the new leader in the club house. Obviously I have no idea what goes on in the locker room but it seems as though Smyth is taking this team on as his own. I know that a lot of people think that Stastny is the default choice as the captain when Super Joe decided to hang 'em up, but I'm not so sure.
Why not make Captain Canada, Captain Colorado? Sure, there are a lot of very young captains in the league, mostly on very young teams that are going through a rebuilding, or were when the captain was named; the Kings, Chicago and of course Crosby.
But perhaps Stastny could learn a thing or two from Captain Canada? Give him time to grow into it. Besides, who is leading this team on the ice? Smyth. Ah, don't cry Smitty! Really, those are tears of joy, Captain? Me? I'm so flattered!
Well you should be, this team has only had one captain, the next one should not be chosen without careful consideration.
Posted by: From the Point

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