Six million for ROR

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Six million for ROR

Post #1 by WarriorOfGandhi » Wed Jul 23, 2014 10:11 am

Guns will make us powerful; butter will only make us fat

@TheFourthPeriod Colorado & O'Reilly avoid arbitration... agree to a 2-year deal. He'll make $5.8M next year and $6.2M in year 2.
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Post #2 by stan:getz » Wed Jul 23, 2014 11:35 am

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Post #3 by NHL33 » Wed Jul 23, 2014 8:47 pm

He is gone next summer.

It'd have been nice to keep some of those draft picks to get rid of an actual cap burden like Wilson.

Who affects us this upcoming season.



We should contend for the playoffs. I think we'll make it, but hard to say; if anything injuries & lack of depth will probably sink us, should we not qualify.
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Post #4 by chewey » Wed Jul 23, 2014 10:07 pm

hek wrote:This offseason the Avs downgraded defensively at the forward position and marginally upgraded the defense. Add in what most likely will be a coming back to earth type season from Varly and I imagine the team will be fighting for the 7th or 8th seed.


Not only that but our division teams got stronger. Dallas isn't a one line team anymore by adding Spez and Blues added pretty hefty depth with Stastny. The Preds are also deeper and while I think we will be higher than them, I can see them being a pain over the season.
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Post #5 by NHL33 » Wed Jul 23, 2014 10:18 pm

These are the teams we have to worry about:
Calgary
Edmonton
Nashville
Phoenix
Vancouver
Winnipeg

I think on paper Nashville and Phoenix are the biggest threats.

Still, none of them are overwhelming. That bodes well for us.
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Post #6 by Brain of J » Thu Jul 24, 2014 1:06 am

dempsey_k wrote:Our lineup now:

Ryan O'Reilly - Matt Duchene - Jarome Iginla
Gabriel Landeskog - Nathan MacKinnon - Jamie McGinn
Alex Tanguay - John Mitchell - Danny Briere
Cody McLeod - Jesse Winchester - Max Talbot
Patrice Bordeleau - Joey Hishon - Marc-Andre Cliche
Ben Street - Colin Smith - Troy Bourke

Brad Stuart - Erik Johnson
Jan Hejda - Tyson Barrie
Nick Holden - Nate Guenin
Ryan Wilson - Maxim Noreau
Zach Redmond - Stefan Elliott
Chris Bigras - Bruno What the fuck

Semyon Varlamov
Reto Berra

I think that squad has a difficult time making the playoffs tbh. Reasons:

Cor si numbers from last season were outrageously bad. Inevitability beckons us.
Adaptation to Roy's early goalie pull that helped the Avs' PDO number will curb our heroic success, if only because others will do it to us now.
Loss of Stastny will be painful, but we'll adapt, but not enough to fill his integral two-way role.
Berra will only win a game through sheer miracle. He could be "adequate" in that he's 3-15-2 3.75GAA, 0.895SV% by the end of the year, but no, no, no.
Briere will be as much a slug as Parenteau was, in different ways, without all the scoring.
A number of people will be injured long term. You know it. I know it.

Zach Redmond will be much higher up on the depth chart. I'd be surprised if he isn't the #6 defenseman to start the year.

I still like our top two lines. Iginla will score a lot of goals if he plays with ROR and Duchene, especially on the PP, given how they work down low. He gives them an option to pass the puck in the slot for a one-timer now.

Jesse Winchester is a serious upgrade on the 4th line. It may not be a huge addition, but our 4th line was pinned in its own end all the time last year. I think they'll be better this year.

Nobody expected us to win the division last year, and I certainly don't expect it this year, but I still think this is a playoff team. Dallas is the team getting overrated. Their two pickups, while highly skilled, are both ridiculously injury prone and their defense isn't really any better than ours.
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Post #7 by Bow Tie » Thu Jul 24, 2014 2:49 pm

The Preds will definitely be a pain. Lavi will make them interesting. I'd be surprised if you guys don't make the playoffs though
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