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#521 Zach6668

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Posted 25 April 2014 - 08:59 AM

It's certainly been done before.

Colorado is the poster boy for teams with poor underlying numbers performing far better than expected in the regular season, so a lot of the stats guys on Twitter are kind of pointing out that this is not unexpected.

I figured this for a 7-gamer right from the go. Really though, if it weren't for some serious heroics in game 1, this is 3-1 Minnesota right now.

Minny is a real good team that was dogged by injuries all year, mostly to their goalies. They still are, but having Kuemper back is an upgrade from Bryz. Keep in mind Bryz is their 4th string goalie (Harding and Backstrom).
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Posted 25 April 2014 - 09:04 AM

Nathan McKinnon is slowly becoming one of my favourite players...Its a great compliment as I dont own him any of my pools...
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Posted 01 October 2014 - 09:07 AM

The hockey writers and people in hockey media have been using the same bullet points since the end of last season saying the Avalanche overachieved and will regress in 2015.

Stasney and Parenteau trades were downgrades.
Varlamov can't duplicate or improve on his careers best season.
Colorado didn't improve the defensive.
Signing vets like Iginla and Stuart is a lateral move at best.




So, I've stopped reading. I hope the media is wrong!

Also, I'm going to get an Iggy jersey.

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Posted 09 October 2014 - 08:54 AM

The season opener is as good a place as any to reaffirm my ridiculous but absolute hatred of the Minnesota Wild.

HATE!

HATE!!

HATE!!!


I'm super excited to watch tonight's game though.

GO AVS!!!!

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Posted 09 October 2014 - 08:57 AM

I cant recall, did something happen between Minn-Col? Like a specific incident?

I dont recall there being this much of a rivalry between the teams, but it seems to be out there, and I cant recall why.
(Barrie hit by...Cooke was it? is that it?)

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Posted 09 October 2014 - 09:00 AM

well Minnesota has handed them (at least?) 2 crushing playoff defeats that I can remember.

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Posted 09 October 2014 - 12:38 PM

View PostMapleLeafpoker, on 09 October 2014 - 08:57 AM, said:

I cant recall, did something happen between Minn-Col? Like a specific incident?

I dont recall there being this much of a rivalry between the teams, but it seems to be out there, and I cant recall why.
(Barrie hit by...Cooke was it? is that it?)

The teams don't have anything beyond the basic division rivalry as far as I know. It's completely irrational and I can't think of another sports team that I harbor actual hate for other than the Wild. It really makes no sense.

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Posted 10 October 2014 - 09:37 AM

hate!!!


I don't think it's possible for the AVS to play any worse than they did last night. Hopefully they can redeem themselves and develop some chemistry before Saturday in their home opener.

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Posted 14 October 2014 - 09:56 PM

I love how the AVS get to play every team in the league so I get to watch a player like Kessel. Sheesh, dudes a cut above the rest.

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Posted 29 October 2014 - 11:51 AM

AVS win the cup if Varlamov is able to play out of his mind like last nights game vs the Charks.

He can't, so they won't. The AVS defense is terrible.

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Posted 29 October 2014 - 04:05 PM

View PostGWCGWC, on 29 October 2014 - 11:51 AM, said:

AVS win the cup if Varlamov is able to play out of his mind like last nights game vs the Charks.

He can't, so they won't. The AVS defense is terrible.

Do you buy the analytics crap?
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Posted 29 October 2014 - 04:45 PM

Nah, I don't even look at the stat lines after games. I don't know enough about the metrics used to understand or try and dispute any of the analytics. I watch every single game and pay attention to the play though. I had to stop reading off season articles since every single one of them said the AVS will regress based on the analytics. So far, they are all correct.

Varly made a highlight reel last night so that was both fun and frustrating to watch.

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Posted 23 September 2015 - 09:39 AM

Erik Johnson just signed a 7yr 42mill deal. He's by far my favorite defense men. I bought his jersey the first year he came to the team so I'm glad they locked him up before the season started.

I've read some media saying EJ took a little less than market value. Then again, the 'media' can be dummies. I just listened to EJ talking to the press after the signing and he was asked the following question: "You got your contract. You're set for, eight....well, eight years. Will it diminish your incentive or desire....at all?" Da fug kind of question is that? I have no idea how these guys are able to field questions without losing their composure.

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Posted 23 September 2015 - 09:49 AM

View PostGWCGWC, on 23 September 2015 - 09:39 AM, said:

Erik Johnson just signed a 7yr 42mill deal. He's by far my favorite defense men. I bought his jersey the first year he came to the team so I'm glad they locked him up before the season started.

I've read some media saying EJ took a little less than market value. Then again, the 'media' can be dummies. I just listened to EJ talking to the press after the signing and he was asked the following question: "You got your contract. You're set for, eight....well, eight years. Will it diminish your incentive or desire....at all?" Da fug kind of question is that? I have no idea how these guys are able to field questions without losing their composure.

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Posted 15 October 2016 - 10:18 AM

THIS is our year to shiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiine!

LET'S GO!

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Posted 17 October 2016 - 05:55 PM

View PostGWCGWC, on 15 October 2016 - 10:18 AM, said:

THIS is our year to shiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiine!

LET'S GO!

Nice win. !!!!!!!
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Posted 17 October 2016 - 07:25 PM

2-0-0 baby!



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Posted 03 December 2016 - 10:08 PM

It's official, worst record in the league.

Well done, boys.

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Posted 09 January 2017 - 12:10 PM

don't look at the date or description.


This is a playoff clinching level celebration!





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Posted 09 January 2017 - 02:44 PM

to be fair every win is precious to them this year they get so few of them
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