Due to injuries and poor play, the Avs have made a change. It is a small change but one for the future. They put an "A" on the jersey of Paul Stastny.
Since made this club two years ago out of training camp, we knew he was the future. He was the guy to take the reigns from Joe Sakic. He was going to take this club into the forseeable future. What has this done?
In two games, Stastny has played his best. He has been playing solid defensive hockey, winning 50% of his faceoffs draws and producing in the offensive zone. He was held off the scoresheet only because of some spectacular saves by the Tampa Bay.
Then, tonight, he played a great game. Once again, he won 50% of his faceoff draws. He also produced on the scoreboard tonight with 2 goals and an assist, as well as severl great chances and seven shots.
It looks like the "A" has really put it upon him to be a real leader on this team, really inspired him to raise his game. With Joe Sakic's back problem looking gloomier every day and Adam Foote gone with.... whatever he's got wrong with him, it was time to put Stastny in a leadership role and he has stepped up to the challenge.
I wonder how long before his "A" becomes a "C."
What do you think? Have you seen a change in him the last two games?