In the latest installment of the “Avalanche Weekly Breakdown”, Adrian Dater and Allie Monroy discuss the week ahead that includes a game Wednesday night against the hot Winnipeg Jets and a Friday matchup with Will Butcher and the New Jersey Devils.

Butcher, a 2015 Avalanche draft choice who spurned the team’s offers, has 18 points in his first 24 games as an NHL player. Should the Avs have tried harder to sign the former DU captain?

Also, how the Avs can overcome the loss of Gabe Landeskog is discussed, and more. Click on the video to get the latest.

 

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Adrian Dater

Adrian Dater is a staff writer with BSNDenver. He started his journalism career way, way back in 1988 as a proofreader with the Concord Monitor as a kid out of college (Keene State College), and has wended its way since with a 25-year stop at The Denver Post, 20 of which were spent as the beat writer of the Colorado Avalanche, from its inception in 1995. Adrian has also worked as a primary hockey writer with Sports Illustrated, The Sporting News, The Hockey News, Versus.com and Bleacher Report. He is the author of seven sports books, including the best-selling “Blood Feud: Colorado Avalanche v. Detroit Red Wings, The Inside Story of Pro Sports’ Nastiest and Best Rivalry of Its Era” and “100 Things Avalanche Fans Should Know and Do Before They Die”, which was published in October, 2016.