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Tucker Suspended For A Game

Went for a walk, sorry I am late with this…

TORONTO (March 23, 2010) – Colorado Avalanche forward Darcy Tucker has been suspended for one game, without pay, for making excessive physical contact on an icing play, in NHL game #1079 against the Los Angeles Kings, last night, the National Hockey League announced today.

Under the terms of the Collective Bargaining Agreement, and based on his average annual salary, Tucker will forfeit $11,658.03. The money goes to the Players’ Emergency Assistance Fund.

        Tucker was assessed a minor penalty for tripping Kings player Matt Greene on the play, which occurred at 10:13 of the third period.

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A Look At Adam Deadmarsh

Narrated by James Duthie of TSN.

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Ryan Wilson Out With Head Injury After Fight With Jamal Mayers

You will see Wilson’s legs buckle about the 41 second mark…

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Afternoon Line

There was so many Stanley Cups in both those dressing rooms now looking back and there was just genuine, genuine hatred.  There were no guys meeting up for a beer the night before or winking hello to a guy during warmup.

“There were players on the Colorado team I had played with before and I just grew to hate them and they felt the same way, I’m sure.”

-Brendan Shanahan talking about 3/26/97.  More from Shanahan by Ryan Dixon of The Hockey News.

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Wrong Move To Bench Quincey

from Adrian Dater of All Things Avs,

While I think Joe Sacco is a very good coach and will stay that way for a long time, I just have to respectfully disagree with his decision lately to bench Kyle Quincey.

Sacco said last night Quincey needs to get back to playing an assertive, aggressive game. Was he really that bad though, to warrant being a healthy scratch? Look, I know the Avs have seven healthy D-men right now (eight, when Ruslan Salei comes back, probably some time next week), so somebody has to sit. But count me as one who believes Quincey is one of the team’s top six D-men and should be out there.

continued

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Enough Of The Avalanche Cheerleading

Adrain Dater of the Denver Post answers some email,

After enjoying the Olympic hockey in-depth analysis, I dread returning to the Avalanche’s homeboy cheerleading. Many of my hockey friends and I currently watch Avs games with the sound off because we learn little or nothing from the commentary. Is there any possibility Altitude could move from less “rah-rah” to more “this is how it works” or “here is something that didn’t work?” Thanks.

Good luck with that. Altitude is owned — lock, stock and barrel — by Stan Kroenke, so any kind of critical talk on the Avs or Nuggets or any other team they have a stake in is about as likely as Steve Jobs calling me up tomorrow and offering me a job designing his next big Apple product. So, keep that in mind when you rip on Mike Haynes or Peter McNab. If your livelihood depended on you following orders, would you go against them? How critical are you about your bosses on TV or on the Internet? Hmmm?

That said, I agree with people when they say it’s just a sporting event, and that it’s OK to be critical of a bad play by your own team. A bad play is a bad play. But when something dumb is done by an Avs player, too often it becomes “tough luck” or a “bad break” for them, instead of what it was: a stupid play by an Avs player.

more Colorado related questions and answers…

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Just Traded Wolski Goal Beats Avs

from Adrian Dater of All Things Avs,

Needless to say, a lot of Avs personnel – management included – were walking around in a bit of a daze well after the game. A day after they trade him to Phoenix, the Avs are burned on a one-time slapper from the left circle to the far post by Wolski with 22.8 seconds left in a 1-1 game at Jobing.com Arena.

Call it the robbing at Jobing.

No matter how the Avs try to spin this, they were made to look like complete fools tonight. But doesn’t that always happen in games against players they had just traded? If there is one thing guaranteed in life, it’s that the Avs will always get burned by a guy they had just traded.

read on and watch the Wolski goal below…

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Yelle Back To Colorado

via Bob McKenzie tweet,

Stephane Yelle and Harrison Reed have been traded to Colorado for C Cedric Lalonde-McNicoll and a sixth-round pick, says Rutherford

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Columbus Sends Milan Jurcina Back To Washington

via Bob McKenzie tweet,

Milan Jurcina back to Washington

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Avs/Yotes Trade

via Adrian Dater tweet,

(Peter) Mueller and Kevin Porter to Avs for Wolski is official. Done

added 1:01pm,

DENVER – The Colorado Avalanche Hockey Club announced today that the team has acquired forwards Peter Mueller and Kevin Porter from the Phoenix Coyotes in exchange for forward Wojtek Wolski.

“Peter is a skilled young player who has a tremendous upside,” said Avalanche General Manager Greg Sherman.  “We feel he will be an important addition to our lineup.”

“Kevin will add more depth up front,” added Sherman.  “He spent some extended time in the NHL last season and we look forward to having him join our organization.” 

 

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  Tags: kevin+porter, peter+mueller, wojtek+wolski

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