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Saturday's Notes: Sizing Up the Avs

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  • Previews of tonight's clash with Colorado from usPredlines, the Tennessean, and Preds.com. For SB Nation's Avs affiliate, check out Mile High Hockey.
  • Joel Ward warns of taking the Avalanche lightly. [Tennessean (Mullen)]
  • Colorado got blown out of the water by the Ducks last night, in a loss which included injuries to Milan Hejduk and Paul Stastny. [Denver Post]
  • On the bright side, no. 1 defenseman Erik Johnson, formerly of the Blues, played extremely well. [All Things Avs]
  • Patten with some pregame smack talk, including the age old wisdom "Coors Light sucks." [Section 303]
  • In (excessively) high praise of Nick Spaling. [The Predatorial]
  • Nashville's best line these days has been one made up of Joel Ward, David Legwand, and Martin Erat. The key? Keeping it simple. [Tennessean (Mullen)]
  • Anders Lindback, NHL goalie and former hockey...pest? So it would seem. [In Goal]
  • Profiling Jonathon Blum and Blake Geoffrion. [Predlines]
  • Talking with assistant GM Paul Fenton about Geoffrion. [Mass Live]
  • I'm sure you've all wanted to know what the Nashville Predators wear when they go curling. No? Well here you go anyway. [Flickr, via @predsblog]