March 28th Water Cooler Chatter: Frozen Four Is Set

Brad Malone has made a name for himself this season at UND and he will hopefully make a name for himself on the Avs in the near future. (Photo by

With the Avalanche season in the dumps for the past few weeks my eyes recently turned to the NCAA Hockey Tournament with three Colorado teams fighting for a chance to play in the Frozen Four. Colorado College and Denver were both one win away from a trip to the Frozen Four but neither was able to seal the deal. The four teams who will make up the Frozen Four are: Michigan, North Dakota, Notre Dame, and Minnesota-Duluth. Michigan and North Dakota both have draftees of the Avalanche and UND forward Brad Malone is a player I think can pay huge dividends for the Avs whenever he gets his chance. In the world of the NHL the Avalanche visit the Ducks tonight as they attempt to finish the season better than the 08-09 season.

Here are your links for Monday March 28th:

-Senshot combines two of my favorite things, Karma and Hockey.

-Too Many Men on the Site:  A Day in the NHL: Monday March 28

-The College Hockey Blog: Frozen Four By The Numbers

-Another Frozen Four article this one by SBNation.

-This time SBNation takes a look at how the Kings can survive in the playoffs without their star Anze Kopitar, who was injured in the game verse the Avalanche.

-Five quick questions with Avalanche defenseman Jonas Holos.

-Dan Hamuis out due to a concussion on an intense collision against the BJs /via Puck Daddy.

-The Avalanche have avoided the 30 spot for a second straight week in the TSN power rankings.

-Report from TSN is an unfortunate update on often concussed Marc Savard who is now battling memory loss.

-The Denver Post is reporting both Mark Olver and Matt Hunwick will return tonight vs Anaheim.

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