Connect with us

CHN+

Strange lineup decisions in Avalanche loss to Tyson Barrie and Maple Leafs

Published

on

First off, you knew Tyson Barrie would score a goal. That was the absolute lock of the century, with one of the immutable physical laws of the universe being “It is thy written: Any ex-Avalanche player playing his first game against the Avalanche must score a goal.”

That happened at the 13:22 mark of the first period in Saturday’s 5-3 Avs loss to the Toronto Maple Leafs. The entire building could see Barrie coming down the weak side for an open pass, everyone except the Avalanche penalty-killing unit, that is.

So, while Barrie’s goal made perfect sense in the Curse of the Ex-Avs law of the universe, nothing else about that first period made sense, starting with:

This content is for CHN+ subscribers only. You can join us for only $3.49 per month or $29.99 for an entire year!

Join us! –OR– Log in

Don't Miss a Post!

Enter your email address to get all of our posts in your inbox!

Avs Team and Cap Info

Colorado's premier coverage of the Avalanche from professional hockey people. Evan Rawal, Editor-in-Chief. Part of the National Hockey Now family.

This site is in no way associated with the Colorado Avalanche or the NHL. Copyright © 2023 National Hockey Now.