Colorado vs. Minnesota: Round 3

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Post #251 by ABasin » Sun Apr 27, 2014 4:54 pm

dempsey_k wrote:From where, though? Not exactly growing off trees.


I agree. But that's what the lineup needs, IMO. At forward, anyway. Other than that, the forwards look pretty set, given they can sign people.
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Post #252 by ABasin » Sun Apr 27, 2014 4:55 pm

dempsey_k wrote:Hejda was responsible for Granlund's OT goal, and Brodziak's 3rd goal last night.


I thought Hejda and Cliche were equally responsible for Granlund's goal (Hejda was tired and late off the wall, but Cliche stood there and watched Granlund skate past him in the slot). All of that said, that was a damn nice goal by Granlund.

Hejda hasn't been terribly great over the past few games.
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Post #253 by ABasin » Sun Apr 27, 2014 4:58 pm

chewey wrote:So full of shit lol.

If you were a normal poster on HF, I'd believe what you are saying.


Just messing with ya, dude. After so many years at HF, it's my standard response.

I thought Hishon was OK. I mean, the guy was placed in a relatively impossible situation for a rookie making his first NHL appearances, so expectations shouldn't be too high. I thought he moved well, was *extremely* conscious about getting back defensively (which is good), but rushed his puck movement almost every time he got the thing. Again, not totally unexpected, but nothing to get excited about either - especially considering he's never really played with most of these guys before. He looked like a 4th line player with better than average skating and stick abilities.
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Post #254 by NHL33 » Sun Apr 27, 2014 5:00 pm

He looked better than a 4th liner. You're always overly critical on rookies, at least the ones that require a bit of work to catch up a bit.
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Post #255 by ABasin » Sun Apr 27, 2014 5:04 pm

NHL33 wrote:He looked better than a 4th liner. You're always overly critical on rookies, at least the ones that require a bit of work to catch up a bit.


Yes, I acknowledge that, 33. I like to see them prove themselves for awhile before they're annointed as the next Sakic, etc.

I thought Hishon showed better stick handling and skating ability than 4th line guys, but not much else. Doesn't mean that this is where I think his upside is. And he got thrown into a really tough situation, re: his first rookie games.
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Post #256 by NHL33 » Sun Apr 27, 2014 5:11 pm

ABasin wrote:Yes, I acknowledge that, 33. I like to see them prove themselves for awhile before they're annointed as the next Sakic, etc.

I thought Hishon showed better stick handling and skating ability than 4th line guys, but not much else. Doesn't mean that this is where I think his upside is. And he got thrown into a really tough situation, re: his first rookie games.

You're exaggerating again. Nobody is anointing him the next Sakic or Forsberg, I think most of us would be pretty happy if he could just stay on the ice.

He was placed into a tough position as you conceded, was able to keep up (unlike *some* other players on the roster...), showed that he isn't quite there physically but also displayed the puck skills and skating ability that you'd want in a top-9 player.

Better than a 4th line role, adequate for a 3rd line position. Maybe in the future he'll show us why he was so highly touted and be good enough for a top-6 role. Who knows?
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Post #257 by ABasin » Sun Apr 27, 2014 5:17 pm

NHL33 wrote:You're exaggerating again. Nobody is anointing him the next Sakic or Forsberg, I think most of us would be pretty happy if he could just stay on the ice.


I was referring to rookies in general with that comment. Not Hishon specifically.

And if your point is that Avs fans - as a matter of course - don't wildly overrate prospects/rookies after a half dozen decent games, you've been gone from HF too long. Give me a fucking break.

NHL33 wrote:He was placed into a tough position as you conceded, was able to keep up (unlike *some* other players on the roster...), showed that he isn't quite there physically but also displayed the puck skills and skating ability that you'd want in a top-9 player.

Better than a 4th line role, adequate for a 3rd line position. Maybe in the future he'll show us why he was so highly touted and be good enough for a top-6 role. Who knows?


You know, it wouldn't be the worst thing in the world for him to work on a checking line job in the NHL - especially since he's got skating and stick skills. Defense and strength can be taught/obtained over time. Raw offensive talent is something different. Malhotra was a highly drafted offensive guy, never panned out that way, but surely turned into a damn good NHL hockey player, playing a different role.

Dude, I'm not down on Hishon. Just relaying what I saw him play. Nothing more/less.
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Post #258 by NHL33 » Sun Apr 27, 2014 5:19 pm

I know, just saying that you tend to be too conservative in this area. Project more so you can claim credibility later. :colbert:



And I have been away from HF for a while... I don't miss it. The moderators were driving me nuts.
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Post #259 by ABasin » Sun Apr 27, 2014 5:21 pm

NHL33 wrote:I know, just saying that you tend to be too conservative in this area.


Acknowledged. It's part of my (limited) charm.

NHL33 wrote:Project more so you can claim credibility later. :colbert:


Chris Bigras will be a 2nd pairing defenseman for the Avs in 2015-16.

How's that?
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Post #260 by NHL33 » Sun Apr 27, 2014 5:22 pm

ABasin wrote:Chris Bigras will be a 2nd pairing defenseman for the Avs in 2015-16.

How's that?

No, I don't think we can be Avalanche fans if we start becoming optimistic about defensemen.
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Post #261 by chewey » Sun Apr 27, 2014 6:22 pm

Thanks for the report ladies! :)
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Post #262 by VLoo » Mon Apr 28, 2014 8:54 pm

Duchene in tonight....

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Post #263 by NHL33 » Mon Apr 28, 2014 9:10 pm

Nobody cares about your fruity celebration, Minnesota. Get on with it.
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Post #264 by VLoo » Mon Apr 28, 2014 9:13 pm

NHL33 wrote:Nobody cares about your fruity celebration, Minnesota. Get on with it.


LOOK WHAT YOU DID
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Post #265 by NHL33 » Mon Apr 28, 2014 9:14 pm

VLoo wrote:LOOK WHAT YOU DID

Whatever. We'll tie it. Easy.
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Post #266 by NHL33 » Mon Apr 28, 2014 9:24 pm

Why do we have the likes of Bordeleau if they can't take the opposition instead?

Why the hell are we letting Landeskog do the dirty work?
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Post #267 by VLoo » Mon Apr 28, 2014 9:31 pm

Close your legs ya slut. Isn't that why you beat your girlfriend?
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Post #268 by NHL33 » Mon Apr 28, 2014 9:31 pm

Landeskog should have gotten it on net. That didn't help.
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Post #269 by NHL33 » Mon Apr 28, 2014 9:46 pm

One more.
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Post #270 by VLoo » Mon Apr 28, 2014 9:48 pm

Monstrous shift by ROR on that 5on3/ Stastny feed.
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Post #271 by NHL33 » Mon Apr 28, 2014 10:18 pm

Dear God, what a difference Duchene makes on the PP. <3 <3 <3
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Post #272 by VLoo » Mon Apr 28, 2014 10:24 pm

NHL33 wrote:Dear God, what a difference Duchene makes on the PP. <3 <3 <3


Seriously. As long as we don't overextend Holden, I'm very comfortable with him on the bottom pairing plus PP time. Still need 2 more actual Top 4 dmen though.
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Post #273 by NHL33 » Mon Apr 28, 2014 10:28 pm

Parenteau is looking useful and the same for Malone. Both of them seem more confident.
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Post #274 by VLoo » Mon Apr 28, 2014 10:47 pm

Ref told Coyle to fuck off when he said something after Holden gave him a shot at the end of the period there. :nice:
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Post #275 by NHL33 » Mon Apr 28, 2014 10:49 pm

That was Devorski, and it was glorious.

Duchene looks amazing out there for his 1st game in a month. Seriously, seriously good. Not up to his usual form yet, but I'm impressed.
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Post #276 by VLoo » Mon Apr 28, 2014 11:05 pm

That play during the 4on4 where he shook the guy below the goal line and fed it out to ROR was fantastic. Shame they couldn't convert that.
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Post #277 by NHL33 » Mon Apr 28, 2014 11:27 pm

Did Suter deflect the puck, or did McGinn just shoot over the empty net on the last PP?
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Post #278 by VLoo » Mon Apr 28, 2014 11:27 pm

Ryan Wilson handles the puck like a grenade in the defensive end. Makes my butthole tighten up.
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Post #279 by NHL33 » Mon Apr 28, 2014 11:27 pm

VLoo wrote:Ryan Wilson handles the puck like a grenade in the defensive end. Makes my butthole tighten up.

Still not too late for Elliott...
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Post #280 by VLoo » Mon Apr 28, 2014 11:27 pm

NHL33 wrote:Did Suter deflect the puck, or did McGinn just shoot over the empty net on the last PP?


Was bouncing and it looked to me that he just got under it a bit and missed the net.
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Post #281 by VLoo » Mon Apr 28, 2014 11:28 pm

NHL33 wrote:Still not too late for Elliott...


Hey, I've been right there with you on that train.
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Post #282 by NHL33 » Mon Apr 28, 2014 11:28 pm

VLoo wrote:Was bouncing and it looked to me that he just got under it a bit and missed the net.

Oh, OK. Scapegoat confirmed. Just in case.
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Post #283 by NHL33 » Mon Apr 28, 2014 11:29 pm

Uhh........well, it's a good thing that bit of business was established well in advance.
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Post #284 by NHL33 » Mon Apr 28, 2014 11:42 pm

Jamie McGinn.

C'mon down.

To the walk of shame.
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Post #285 by NHL33 » Mon Apr 28, 2014 11:47 pm

On a more serious note, Hejda has been a bit dire. This is very troubling to our success.
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Post #286 by WarriorOfGandhi » Mon Apr 28, 2014 11:50 pm

yeah, well, Minnesota is full of faggots
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Post #287 by VLoo » Mon Apr 28, 2014 11:51 pm

I don't recall the play in the 1st period, all I remember is saying "what kind of dogshit play was that?" and then seeing #8. It's like he lost his mind as soon as the post season rolled around.
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Post #288 by VLoo » Mon Apr 28, 2014 11:51 pm

WarriorOfGandhi wrote:yeah, well, Minnesota is full of faggots


Can't dispute research based findings like these.
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Post #289 by NHL33 » Mon Apr 28, 2014 11:53 pm

It should be noted that the word 'faggot' here does not refer to homosexuals, but rather is an incendiary word used as a surrogate for 'assholes'. I hope that has been clarified sufficiently well. Otherwise it would be factually incorrect.
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Post #290 by NHL33 » Mon Apr 28, 2014 11:56 pm

hek wrote:They're fucked.

They can win the series at home. They're fine. Just be more disciplined, play a fully 60 minutes (unlike the ~40 tonight), and hopefully stay healthy.
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Post #291 by NHL33 » Mon Apr 28, 2014 11:59 pm

hek wrote:I will be a raging pessimist until the day I die.

Most likely alone and broke. Most likely suffering from some sort of disorder as well.

Avalanche fans were dying after game 4. I told them to shut their faces, that our transition was getting better, and we'd be more competitive.

And we won game 5. I am a prophet. :colbert:






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Post #292 by Brain of J » Tue Apr 29, 2014 12:27 am

I think I might die at the game on Wednesday.
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Post #293 by Alex Jones » Tue Apr 29, 2014 10:23 am

NHL33 wrote:It should be noted that the word 'faggot' here does not refer to homosexuals, but rather is an incendiary word used as a surrogate for 'assholes'. I hope that has been clarified sufficiently well. Otherwise it would be factually incorrect.


I use it to display my immense hatred for people who take it up the butthole.
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Post #294 by stan:getz » Tue Apr 29, 2014 4:35 pm

Not looking forward to tomorrow evening. Not one bit.
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Post #295 by NHL33 » Tue Apr 29, 2014 5:18 pm

They don't need a message. They need the playoff money.
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Post #296 by Brain of J » Tue Apr 29, 2014 6:02 pm

Hishon to center McGinn and Talbot tomorrow. Time to shine. Whatever keeps Cliche on the 4th line.
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Post #297 by NHL33 » Tue Apr 29, 2014 6:39 pm

dempsey_k wrote:Wild have had 10 playoff home games since the old lockout. Avs will have had 15 by tomorrow. Avs will be a fierce competitor in the playoffs for years to come with these incredible players. MacKinnon and Duchene might be even better than Toews and Kane. I'm not shedding any tears for them if they lose tomorrow, they've had an amazing run.

You keep mentioning this, and nobody here honestly cares. I want to win. Now.

Brain of J wrote:Hishon to center McGinn and Talbot tomorrow. Time to shine. Whatever keeps Cliche on the 4th line.

Hishon should have never been benched.

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