Pre-game vs Detroit - Jan 28, 2007 - Colorado Avalanche Updates, News and Game Reviews at Avs Talk

Sunday, January 28, 2007

Pre-game vs Detroit - Jan 28, 2007

It's an afternoon game today as the Red Wings play host to the Avalanche. The game is televised on TSN but I will unfortunately miss the first period while I play some volleyball. Or I could go down with an "injury" and be back in time. Who knows!

After the gut-wrenching loss to the Coyotes last night, I can only hope that the entire team comes out firing. We've shown that we can steal a point or two from the Wings this season but still haven't shown to be in their league as far as overall play is concerned. Thankfully the Wings appear to be on a bit of a downturn. Or that could work in their favor!

It's a pretty big story for Avalanche fans as Jose Theodore gets his first start since he played against Dallas way back in December. Yep, a month of riding the pine and het gets tossed in against one of the most potent offenses in the West. Seems like an odd time to put him in but either way, I hope for nothing but the best from him.

He's been working hard in practice and has been an extremely good backup to Budaj so how could you not hope that he does well. Oh, and don't forget that if he does well, then the team might pick up a point or two. And hopefully that's what really matters to people.

It's a short entry today as I have to run but being able to see the game will give me a long post-game writeup.

Liles - foot, IR
Brisebois - back, IR
May - shoulder, IR

Samuelsson - foot, IR
Schneider - knee, IR
Draper - flu, day-to-day
Lang - flu, day-to-day

Laperriere and Clark have 3 in 2, Sakic has 8 in 6, Stastny has 16 in 15, Brunette has 4 in 3.

Franzen has 3 in 3.

Svatos has 0 in 5, Wolski has 1 in 4.

Maltby has 0 in 14, Williams has 0 in 5, Datsyuk and Zet

Jose Theodore - 9-10-1, 3.13 GAA, .897 save pct
Dominik Hasek - 25-8-3, 2.03 GAA, .911 save pct

Colorado - 24-20-4, 4th in NW, 9th in West
Detroit - 30-14-6, 2nd in Central, 5th in West


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