I'm more interested in the light-middleweight battle between Avery and some guy named Laperierre. I like Mr. Laperierre as a player, but we'll see how lippy Lappy is when the other team's heavyweight isn't George Parros - it's Raitis "I must break you" Ivanans.
Come to think of it - here's a great game for Scott Thornton to prove his value. Colorado doesn't have a lot of big bodied crease clearing defensive ability. Go strong to the net, Mr. Thornton. Get a garbage goal and take on an annoying always-ready-to-go middleweight in Laperierre. Do something.