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Avs Find their Stride, is it Enough?

Avs Struggling, but get a Rare Win at Home

Well it has been quite a while since I posted and I do apologize if anyone has been missing me.  A lot going on in life has kept me pretty busy... anyway, on to the goods.

The Avs have been struggling quite a bit recently, especially at home.  It just doesn't seem like this team can put in a full effort for 60 minutes.  The team has put in some terrible efforts, some where the team scores but gets no defense or bad goaltending, Some where the defense or goalies play well and get no offense.  The Avs are a good team, I don't doubt it.  My ...

Islanders Look To Rebound Against Vancouver

After losing a tough game to the Colorado Avalanche on Thursday, the Islanders look to finish off their West Coast road trip on a happy note. They will be facing the Vancouver Canucks, a team that made it to the Stanley Cup Finals this past season.

The last time these two teams faced each other, both teams got a point, but the Canucks came out with two of them, defeating the Islanders in a shootout.

The Canucks bring along former Islander Roberto Luongo, who has been struggling so far this season along with the rest of the Canucks squad. Only having 17 points so far this season, the Canucks will look to get over the .500 plateau. So the Islanders need to expect a strong game o...

Mile High Meltdown - Avalanche Roll Past Islanders In Overtime

For 38 minutes, you had a glimpse of what could be for the New York Islanders.


Josh Bailey, Brian Rolston, and Michael Grabner all had goals. The Isles were up 3-0 and cruising to an easy two points.


A 5 on 3 advantage, and power play goal for the Colorado Avalanche later.. Game on.

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The Blackhawks are winning, but what needs work?

Does anybody else find it odd that Daniel Carcillo is leading the team with +/-, at +5? Carcillo has been a pleasant surprise so far, playing - dare we say it - smart.

Last year, the main word that was used to describe the Chicago Blackhawks all season long was "consistency". The team didn't have it; couldn't get any major winning streaks going; and most of the time, couldn't put together a third period to finish off opponents, leaving points on the table strewn across the league.

This year, the Blackhawks have come out of the gate hot. There's a lot to be thrilled about as a fan - a lot of production; team chemistry on the ice clearly there from open...

Avs can't Find Love at Home, Even with Varly Standing on his Head!




If Only Varly Could Score the Goals as Well...

Even after the Avs undefeated road trip, the Avs are still looking terrible at home intheir 3-1 loss to the visiting Hawks.  The Avs looked nothing like the team that was seen on the road, but it wasn't all terrible.  The Hawks had Corey Crawford to thank on the night as he came up big when he was needed.  On the other end, Avs goaltender Semyon Varlamov came up even bigger, but thanks to some defensive lapses, was left out to dry on two occassions (the third goal was...

Avalanche Start Hot, Looking to Bring it Back Home

Avs Set a Franchise Record

The Colorado Avalanche are finally back from a long road trip for a showdown with the Hawks at Pepsi Center tonight.  The Avs faired decent on a tough early season road trip, getting 5 out of 10 points, a successful road trip in most peoples eyes....

Wait!  You say the Avs went undefeated on the road trip?  They took 10 out 10 points in the five games?  They are in first place in the West?

Yes, all those things are true right now for the Avs.  Everyone in Denver said they needed at least 5 points to say th...

Another game, another loss

The scene was set on this Hockey fights Cancer night.

The French broadcast crew brought in a couple of special guests to help with calling the game. M Cederick in the first period did very well, and even got to yell out et le cool is that? Carey Price was wearing his pink mask and pink accented pads which will be auctioned off to raise money to fight breast cancer.  

The latest lines coming from the Jacques Martin blender found the lines of Eller with Plekanec and Cole, Gionta, Gomez, and Moen, Pacioretty, Desharnais and Kostitsyn, as well as Darche with Enqvist and Palushi. These lines seemed to work well together even though the result was yet ano...

Western Conference Predictions

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Before the season begins, i thought I'd take a stab at predicting where each team will fall in the 2011-12 season. So, without further ado:


Vancouver Canucks – They might have a slow start coming out of the gate, as two of their top six players in Kesler and Raymond are out to start the season, but this is still a darn good hockey team. The Canucks will be icing basically the same roster as they did last season, minus Christian Ehrhoff, and I do not see any reason why they won&#...

It's that time of the year!

Hockey is in the Air! Well it has been a good break for me this summer and I look forward to the season ahead and being able to write here about one of my biggest passions.  Oh how I have missed Avalanche hockey. It was especially hard, considering how many playoffs the Avs had made in recent years, to have no team to truly watch during the playoffs.  It makes for a longer off season.  The only consolation was that the Avs were able to pick number two in the draft.  Colorado now goes into training camp with quite a lot of buzz surrounding the team, and if the attendance at day one and two at training camp is any indication, then we could see quite the crowds at ...

Avs Off Season Thus Far

Avs Off Season Grade and What to Expect

Well the Avs are pretty much done with players acquired for the off season, and now we can look forward to camps opening up soon.  So far, I was a little hesitant on the deals made thus far, but know after letting them stew a bit I am actually excited.  I mean this was a team that around Christmas was leading the league in goal scoring, and if it hadn't been for the terrible goaltending and injuries, this team was actually a playoff team in my eyes.  Now I look at the new roster and the additions we made and I feel we are an even better team.  The biggest ...