Well you get what you pay for.
Colorado got Paul Kariya for pennies, and now he’s injured.
He hurt his wrist against the Bruins and now he’s out indefinitely.
Interestingly, upon hearing the Kariya news, Colorado grabbed Steve Konowalchuk from the Caps for gritty-yet-struggling Bates Battaglia. So the Avalanche lost an offensive threat and filled the hole by swapping grinders.
Perhaps it has to do with Colorado’s problems getting their two superstar-laden lines to mesh. Coach Tony Granato actually broke up the lines against the Bruins.
Defenseman Adam Foote had to go all Dr. Phil on the team, reminding them to just play hockey and not try to make the highlight reel.
So maybe Kariya’s injury is a good thing for the Avs. He’s not exactly known as a strong two-way player. Now the team has one less forward to worry about on the ice.