This is the game when Liles, McAllister and DJ Smith win a job.
It's also an obvious battle with Willsie, McCormick and Aubin.
Thanks, Jori - glad to see you are Dario are covering for us.
I've got believe tonight is where 5 forwards are battling for 2 positions, barring keeping McAllister and/or Smith as swing guys. I just don't believe the AVS will go into the season with 5 real D and 2 guys who fill spots. The only issue that would keep me, as coach (or G.M.) from keeping Liles at this point would be one-way versus two-way contracts. Is that worth playing Smith/McAllister as D instead of Liles?
Avery gets tied up with DJ Smith behind the play. Smith takes the penalty. Avery keeps skating around the play and yapping. Morris goes after him and is stopped, then Hinote gets in a wrestling match with him and they broke to commercial.
Smith--double minor for roughing
Morris-10 minute misconduct
Hinote-5 for fighting
Avery-5 for fighting--10 minute misconduct....
With less than a minute remaining on the double minor, Frolov is called for goalie interference. It doesn't stop here....Aebi gets called for the retaliation. So the Avs penalty killers don't get a break.