Av's Capitals make a deal, Karyia on IR
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10-22-2003, 05:32 PM
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All partisan-ship asside, could an Avs fan fill me in on why he's been scratched, not playing well, etc?
I appreciate the knowledge hook-up.
It probably sounds otherwise, but I have no allegiance to the Avs. Battaglia was an inconsistent piece of junk when Lacroix traded for him last year and that never changed in Colorado. On top of his inconsistencies (effort and offense mainly), Granato put him on the fast train out of town when he scratched him. Last game against the Bruins, he was demoted to 4th line duty with McAllister and Cummins. Funny thing is that Battaglia didn't get much of a shot with the Avs really. A handful of games after the trade deadline, the series against the Wild, and then the first few games this season. A case could be made that Battaglia didn't get a fair shake with the Avs, even though I never thought he would do anything with the Avs anyway.
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