What could be better than a Rookie Showcase held in a neighborhood rink to get the die hard Avs fans ready for the hockey season? Actually, the answer to that is The Rookie Showcase plus The World Cup of Hockey and I can’t help but think that the players in the showcase were just a little bit inspired by the hard-hitting playoff style game they were seeing in the World Cup of Hockey. In both cases, the players came out ready to play and with something to prove. It’s a good time to be a hockey fan.
Above, Joe Sakic proves he’s still all about the fans as he stops outside the men’s room to sign a few autographs. He was quick to get a few signatures off and then disappear down a hallway I never even knew existed at the Ice Centre.
Mason Geersten – a name that’s been on the radar for a while but this was my first in-person viewing of his game and I didn’t know he knew how to chuck the knuckles. This was a good showing for Geersten in every way.
AJ is an Avalanche Editor and Beat Writer for BSNDenver.com. Follow @BSNAvalanche for coverage. I also write about video games.
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