To say the Avalanche are headed downhill would be an understatement. They’ve lost 15 of their last 16 games with no end in site. We haven’t seen a collapse like this since Charlie Sheen a week ago. It’s ugly hockey, the Avs giving up goals the way Josh McDaniel’s used to give up draft picks. Lots. And often. We are a week away from Tournament picks. Baseball is in it’s early spring schedule, and nobody but Los Angeles and Boston care about the NBA. The NFL is still arguing amongst themselves and NASCAR, well…it’s not the Daytona 500, OK. This is the one week of the year I refer to as the doldrums. The winds are calm and the sails are just laying there. So, let’s just say this week could bring some pretty crazy cartoon ideas. Sounds like fun to me!