These are two blogs Dater posted this week. Both are short and sweet, and since I don't have much to say about either one, I'm just putting them together here.
The first one is exactly what I think the All Things Avs blog on the Denver Post website should be: little video clips taken (presumably) by Dater himself... interviews with players, peeks into the atmosphere at other NHL arenas, etc. These are things that fans can't really get anywhere else, but Dater can... and I think it's great that he shares them here. Dater didn't add too much to this in the way of commentary, he just posts the videos. Well done.
The second is a little update about Peter Mueller. It should come as no surprise to anybody that Mueller will not play this season. Here, Dater passes on the message that the Avalanche have officially "shut him down" (a term that when used in sports rubs me the wrong way, for some reason) and that he hopes to be ready for next season. Dater offers his opinion that Mueller's injury contributed to the Avs' bad season, which is hard to argue against... but at this point, what hasn't contributed to the Avs' bad season?
This is another quick blog that gets to the point, offers little in the way of new information, but doesn't confuse the issue with a lot of unnecessary commentary.