Thursday, December 10, 2009
Today I woke up and read the very depressing news that the top goal scorer for the Colorado Avalanche, David Jones tore his ACL. He will miss the remainder of the 2009-2010 NHL season. This is a huge loss for an Avalanche team that is making a run at another Stanley Cup. In order for the Avalanche to continue as one of the best teams in hockey, many young players, including rookies like Matt Duschene and Ryan O’Reilly will need to step in to fill the void left by David Jones injury. If they can make the difficult transition to the fast pace and hard hitting of the NHL, the Avalanche will be a strong contender for the Stanley Cup in 2010.