In the “Oh, Ya Think?” category, we get this info from the Rocky Mountain News:
Forwards Peter Forsberg and Ryan Smyth will not play tonight when the Avalanche tries to avoid being swept by the Detroit Red Wings in Game 4 of the teams’ Western Conference semifinal series at the Pepsi Center.
Not really surprising, but this, at the end of the article, is telling:
Quenneville said the team likely will go with Jeff Finger as a seventh defenseman for tonight’s game.
What does that say about the defense? Is Hannan still hurting? Are they as worn out as the Minnesota Wild were at the end of round 1?
It’s going to either be a great game tonight, or a bloodbath.