Viktor Fasth off the ice first. #ridethehothand— Eric Stephens (@icemancometh) February 6, 2013
David Driscoll-Carignan: Um, Forsberg last played with some sort of motor in his pants to help him move his legs so I think it's plain to see that he's a cyborg and not a zombie. Let's make sure we have that straight.
The guys to watch would be Matt Duchene, who is rebounding nicely from a tough year last year, and his new linemate P.A. Parenteau who is looking like a great pickup for the Avs. Also, be sure to check out Greg Zanon, not because he's playing well (he isn't) but because his beard is GLORIOUS. (see above)
JN: How do you feel about Teemu Selanne? Do you hold a grudge because of the failure that was the Selanne/Kariya Wonder Twin Reunion experiment of yesteryear?
DDC: Hold a grudge because those guys were going to give the Avs one last Cup, but instead they each had pretty much their worst season as a pro? Or perhaps because the Avalanche have won just one playoff series since the signing? Or maybe it's just the knowledge that the current management wouldn't be caught dead spending money on free agents like that? Uh, no, no grudge at all.
Seriously, I've always like both players and I think most people understand that injuries and bad luck are what sunk that experiment and not the two players. It sucks that it didn't work out though, because it could have been glorious. Oh, and Joe Sakic has credited Kariya with teaching him some conditioning secrets, so it's possible that the signing did end up extending the career of Super Joe, so there is that.
JN: Pretty much all Ducks fans hate the Red Wings with a passion. Considering the past the Avs and Red Wings share, as fans, do we have this one common bond or has the Avalanche fanbase moved on to a new sworn enemy?
DDC: No worries there. Avalanche fans still hate the Red Wings and probably always will. Sadly, it doesn't seem like the players for either team really care too much about the rivalry anymore, probably because none of them were around for the nasty stuff.