By Brad Vandenberk
After barely beating the NHL’s worst team on Sunday in Buffalo it was now time to roll up the sleeves and get a little greasy on a trip to Colorado. This could possibly be the Hawks first round playoff match up with some differences of course. Yes, the Hawks have lost to the Avs 3/4 times this year. But let’s be honest, in a 7 game series when Coach Q starts matching up lines, then we will see how things will play out. Oh yeah, and the fact that one of the best 2 way players in the game, Marian Hossa, is still on the shelf until this weekend at the earliest. The Avalanche have the potential to pass the Hawks in the Central division with a regulation win. The good news is the Hawks will be done with Roy and the boys after this one.