Last Saturday, the Colorado Avalanche sent 20-year old defenseman Nikita Zadorov down to their AHL affiliate, the San Antonio Rampage. I was surprised. I was disappointed. While I understand the team’s rough start presents a variety of challenges, I wish the Avalanche would provide a little more insight into their strategy. As it stands, the reassignment raises more questions…

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J.D. is a CSU alum who first became entranced with hockey while watching the old Colorado Rockies hockey team. Years of watching, cheering, and a love for intelligent analysis has brought J.D. to BSN Denver. You can follow JD on Twitter at @JDKpirate