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Post #101 by ABasin » Sun Nov 23, 2014 10:51 am

dempsey_k wrote:Redmond can stay


Yeah. So can MacKinnon. Shit, where's he been?
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Post #102 by MP » Mon Nov 24, 2014 12:03 pm

Basically, it looks like a case of growing pains, where young guys overachieve then rest on the laurels... Iginla might be too old to throw this team on his back, but that's what needs to happen.
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Post #103 by chewey » Wed Dec 10, 2014 1:49 pm

Anyone still watching anymore? Anyone watching hockey now a days at all? I am likely in the minority, but I haven't been able to enjoy anything this season or last year's playoffs. Think hockey is dying for me. :(
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Post #104 by chewey » Wed Dec 10, 2014 4:47 pm

dempsey_k wrote:I cut the cord on cable and don't really miss it. Getting a ton of work done and don't really mind missing out too much. I can get streaming through some crap hijacker if I really need to see a game, and have enjoyed a few Avs/Wild games so far. Feels good man.


Nice! Yea, I don't watch TV either. I am getting a lot into baseball and the more I do, the more I realize how bad of a GM/Coach tandem Sakic/Roy have been. lol. Hopefully that changes, but man its terribad.
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Post #105 by chewey » Thu Dec 11, 2014 5:59 pm

Cheeky bastard.
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Post #106 by VLoo » Fri Dec 12, 2014 3:22 pm

dempsey_k wrote:Considering Bettman announced it for the Wild, I'm guessing here. Could be cool having it at the new Vikings stadium.

http://prohockeytalk.nbcsports.com/2014/12/10/report-wild-and-avs-to-get-stadium-series-game-next-season/


TCF is probably the better bet. New Vikes stadium isn't even projected to be done until sometime in 2016, and it's indoor.
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Post #107 by NHL33 » Mon Dec 15, 2014 5:59 pm

chewey wrote:Anyone still watching anymore? Anyone watching hockey now a days at all? I am likely in the minority, but I haven't been able to enjoy anything this season or last year's playoffs. Think hockey is dying for me. :(

I'm going to cancel my NHL GameCenter subscription after this season.

On the plus side my career is doing as well as it ever has. So I really don't care about the Avs.
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Post #108 by Alex Jones » Tue Dec 16, 2014 12:10 pm

This season is pretty much garbage I still tune into most games, but my expectations are pretty low for this squad.
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Post #109 by Alex Jones » Tue Dec 30, 2014 2:22 pm

Avs suck. Trade somebody for a top level defender. If it takes this year's top pick to make it happen, so be it.
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Post #110 by VLoo » Tue Dec 30, 2014 6:53 pm

Alex Jones wrote:Avs suck. Trade somebody for a top level defender. If it takes this year's top pick to make it happen, so be it.


No, don't deal away our 1st. I can't believe we traded our 2nd for fucking Stuart. Yeesh.

Roy was pissed last night and called most of the young Top 6 guys out. Just trade ROR and get this over with. We're going to wait too long and deal him for nothing at next year's deadline because he's a UFA.
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Post #111 by stan:getz » Mon Jan 05, 2015 11:55 pm

Johnson has been pretty baller this year... Shatty would never have developed like he has here. I'm whatever about it.

Seriously though, RoR is toast, hanging on to him is helping how? He's pretty fucking useless right now. All he does is take the puck away in the neutral zone, which would be helpful if he or the rest of the top six was in any way potent.

I was at the game last night, and the first and third periods were laughable. It was a fucking joke. To come out, as a professional, against a team that was smoked the night before in Arizona, that flat... It's fucking unacceptable. Patrick Roy should be pissed off. They're a total joke right now. Nobody is afraid of them.

Get it to-fucking-gether men. Jesus.
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Post #112 by ABasin » Tue Jan 06, 2015 8:59 am

stan:getz wrote:Johnson has been pretty baller this year... Shatty would never have developed like he has here. I'm whatever about it.

Seriously though, RoR is toast, hanging on to him is helping how? He's pretty fucking useless right now. All he does is take the puck away in the neutral zone, which would be helpful if he or the rest of the top six was in any way potent.

I was at the game last night, and the first and third periods were laughable. It was a fucking joke. To come out, as a professional, against a team that was smoked the night before in Arizona, that flat... It's fucking unacceptable. Patrick Roy should be pissed off. They're a total joke right now. Nobody is afraid of them.

Get it to-fucking-gether men. Jesus.


Agree with Getz here. Johnson has been the lone shining light on the Avs this season. (Well, scratch that - Pickard played great when he was up also). Would rather have him at this point.

But the rest of the team was fucking awful. Duchene and MacKinnon look like they need some more seasoning in Canadian junior hockey. No one can complete a pass to another player on the move. This is awful, horrible, dreadful team hockey we're watching here. I was also at the game. Enjoyed the Dale's Pale Ale more than the hockey.
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Post #113 by stan:getz » Wed Jan 07, 2015 2:04 am

That was a stupidly good game by Varlamov. He could barely stand in the post game interview.

Terrible performance by the rest of the team, sans the first 1:17.
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Post #114 by Brain of J » Thu Jan 08, 2015 12:08 am

hek wrote:I wasn't passing judgement on Johnson. He's been great, really rounded into a nice first pairing defender. What I don't understand is why Shattenkirk had to be part of the deal. They should have just worked something out around Johnson and Stewart. Whatever draft picks or prospects going to St. Louis to even it out. At this point the Avs will be lucky if Siemens becomes a regular, third pairing, defensive specialist.

Because Armstrong wasn't doing the deal without Shattenkirk. He came out and said so much afterwards.
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Post #115 by NHL33 » Fri Jan 09, 2015 7:50 pm

EJ > Shattenkirk

The only tragedy is how the 1st rounder appears to have been wasted.
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Post #116 by VLoo » Sat Jan 10, 2015 2:15 pm

TBM wrote:Friedman,

On if he think Keith Yandle goes:

“I do think it’s more likely than not he goes.... The one thing you know is it’s been different in years past, where you’ve had him under contract for awhile. Now you’re a year and a half to unrestricted free agency. He’s going to be 29 when he hits the market. 28 or 29. And he’s a big points guy. Those guys are going to get paid. And you never know how it’s going to work with new ownership in Arizona. We’ve always had questions about that.

“But I do think – I mean, there’s been a lot of talk about him going to Colorado for Ryan O’Reilly. I think that’s an interesting deal. It’s tough to pinpoint exactly how much there is to that. But that rumor has kind of been out there for a few days.

“... The one thing that Don Maloney has made clear is he needs to restock his cupboard of young, offensive players. He’s got Boedker. He’s got Max Domi coming, who had a great junior tournament. He wants more. I think if you can give him what he wants, you can get Keith Yandle.”
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Post #117 by ABasin » Sun Jan 11, 2015 9:19 am

dempsey_k wrote:We're 4pts out of the playoffs all of a sudden. EJ is having a phenomenal season. Ehn.


He is. Without him and the goaltending, the Avs would be Edmonton v2.

And we should maybe move this McDavid thread to the Wild group. Demp, what's wrong with that team?
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Post #118 by Alex Jones » Mon Jan 12, 2015 2:45 am

This team is crapping themselves into the playoffs.
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Post #119 by VLoo » Thu Jan 22, 2015 2:06 am

Looking like Wings-Avs outdoors next year in Denver.
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Post #120 by stan:getz » Fri Jan 23, 2015 3:18 pm

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Post #121 by KL » Sat Jan 24, 2015 5:27 am

I'm too high to remember the year, but it was Ho-Sang's minor midget year, and McDavid was a year younger and was playing with the Marlies minor midget team. Nobody thought he was gonna stick with the Marlies, and they were just kinda trying him out at the time. I was at the Toronto Titans tournament, and it might have been his first game in minor midget...I know nobody else had seen him that year.

That Marlies team was just fucking dominant. They had a guy Jaden Lindo who was just a fucking bowling ball. He didn't really have the skill to score much at a higher level, but he was fucking people up. But Ho-Sang was the big deal. Everyone thought he was going #1 overall in the OHL Draft that year, and everybody said that Windsor was trying to find a way to get him. EVERYONE was at there to see Ho-Sang in his first minor midget tournament. They had McDavid on their second line, and halfway through the first period of the Marlies' first game, I texted a Knights scout who shall remain nameless "fuck, McDavid's already better than Ho-Sang, and he's a year younger."

It was like a year later, I hadn't been paying attention to hockey because my mom had gotten her diagnosis and I was feeling like absolute shit. One day, I get a text from that Knights scout "I gotta give you credit, you called McDavid right from the start." I had to look it up, but sure enough, they gave McDavid that exemption and he was drafted higher than Ho-Sang if I remember correctly (Washington recreational weed is fantastic... did McDavid go 2nd overall in that draft? or was it Ekblad who went 2nd the year before?) and Windsor got him to absolutely nobody's surprise.

I was never a Sakic fan, and I feel the same way about all the stars and halfway stars the Avs have had at forward since Forsberg and Turgeon. I like MacKinnon's game, but I'm just not a fan. Gimme McDavid.
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Post #122 by VLoo » Sat Jan 24, 2015 12:47 pm

KL wrote:I was never a Sakic fan


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Post #123 by Alex Jones » Mon Jan 26, 2015 10:07 pm

I know Briere sucks now, but he's going to go mvp mode once the playoffs start. If I was a team with some cap space I'd totally bring him in for a run.
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Post #124 by Alex Jones » Mon Jan 26, 2015 10:09 pm

dempsey_k wrote:Good news guys Erik Johnson is out for 3-8 weeks so we get to have a higher draft pick.


Not even mad, this team wasn't going anywhere.
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Post #125 by ABasin » Tue Jan 27, 2015 10:33 am

dempsey_k wrote:The question is why would anybody want them


It totally depends on the health of the strong teams at the deadline, IMO. If Anaheim has a blueline injury, for example, Hejda could bring a 2nd/3rd round draft pick. Briere? Probably no better than a 4th.

Thr guy they should look to trade is Tanguay. He'd bring back some value. Unfortunately, they'll probably keep him, so 17,000 fans can jerk off as they raise his number into the rafters.

Avs are doomed without EJ. Obviously. This is now - quite easily - the worst defensive corps in the NHL.
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Post #126 by VLoo » Tue Jan 27, 2015 12:28 pm

Thank God we traded a 2nd for Stuart in what appears to be one of the strongest drafts in a decade. If we do fall to that 8-10 range, Kylington or Werenski might be hanging around there and they'd both be great D picks.

It's a small sample size, but if those guys are gone I really liked what I saw from Mikko Rantanen in World Juniors. He's a winger at least.
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Post #127 by Alex Jones » Wed Feb 11, 2015 12:08 pm

Myers to the Jets, so he's off the table for a ROR deal.
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Post #128 by ABasin » Wed Feb 11, 2015 9:31 pm

Alex Jones wrote:Myers to the Jets, so he's off the table for a ROR deal.


Avs are likely going to let O'R walk just like Stastny. Rebuild will then be over.

JB, we have two months. It's time to pony up some NFL draft discussion in the other thread. The floor is yours...
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Post #129 by Alex Jones » Wed Feb 11, 2015 9:45 pm

ABasin wrote:Avs are likely going to let O'R walk just like Stastny. Rebuild will then be over.

JB, we have two months. It's time to pony up some NFL draft discussion in the other thread. The floor is yours...


Naw, I'm done with that, just not good enough.

I don't think Avs management will get burned twice with regards to letting players walk.
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Post #130 by Alex Jones » Wed Feb 11, 2015 11:03 pm

At this point I would totally do ROR for Yandle, assuming we can get an extension for Yandle.

He's not perfect, but he can drive possession like a beast and really strengthens our powerplay.
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Post #131 by Alex Jones » Wed Feb 18, 2015 10:42 am

Oh yea, before we forget about the trade.

Getting Tyler Myers for Evander Kane was a goddamn steal for the Jets. I really don't get the Evander Kane love. Plus he loves Lil Wayne, so there's that too.
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Post #132 by VLoo » Sat Feb 21, 2015 2:38 am

That goal on Crawford... What a dumbshit play on his end. Playing the puck 101, give some fucking support to that stick.

Completely unrelated: I really don't like Crawford. I can't believe he makes more than Varly. Just a shitpile.
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Post #133 by ABasin » Sat Feb 21, 2015 10:21 pm

hek wrote:Varly was the team MVP last year and is the team MVP this year. Totally reasonable contract, too. Despite some rough seasons early on during his tenure with the Avs he's turned out to be the most important and consistent player the past few years.


Without Varlamov and Johnson, the Avs are basically Edmonton.
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Post #134 by VLoo » Sun Feb 22, 2015 2:40 am

ABasin wrote:Without Varlamov and Johnson, the Avs are basically Edmonton.


That's terrifying.
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