I was ready to use a tune from good ol' Joe Walsh until I saw this tweet from Cam Janssen:
Its hard to breathe up here the mile high really takes a toll
about 18 hours ago via web
I was reminded of the conference I attended in Estes Park, CO back in my high school days. The afternoon that we first arrived, the counselors organized a pick-up game of basketball. Then they laughed their asses off while we wheezed around the court for while. That altitude really does a number on you.
Tonight's foe is going to provide a tougher challenge than Dallas. They've gone 6-4-0 in their last 10 games, and are coming off of an emotional last-minute loss to
Wojtek Wolski the Phoenix Coyotes. They are currently ensconced in 6th place (2pts behind division-leading VAN), and are an impressive 20-9-2 at home this year. The Avs faithful have been looking for goalie to fill Roy's skates, and they just may have found someone in Craig Anderson, who is having an incredible year (32W, 2.43 GAA, and .923 SV%). The Avs have made a quick turnaround from last year, and their young crew will be tough to handle. The season series is 2-0 in Colorado's favor, so there's no time like the present to show them what we've got.
For those that missed Joe Walsh ... here he is:
This is your pregame pre-party. Get together, marvel at the balmy temps outside, and get set for tonight's match-up. Can they make it 6 in a row?