Early evals as Wings clash with Avalanche 

October, 12, 2010

OK, I've got a little catching up to do. I was so busy yesterday celebrating both Columbus Day and Canadian Thanksgiving, I didn't get down to our usual Monday business.

That means you get a 2-for-1 today. I'll be picking Tuesday's games this year, so I'll give you my thoughts on a light two-game schedule. Then, I'll offer 10 team snapshots of the best and worst of what I've seen in the opening days of the season. First, here are my selections.

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