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21 May 2013

Tweet Adrian Dater reports, that Stephane Roy's, Patrick Roy's brother, has said that Roy (Patrick, not Stephane) is going to be the next coach of the Colorado Avalanche. The Avs, for their part, are not commenting on it because the organization looked deep into Medusa's eyes years ago rendering them incapable of commenting on anything. I have mixed feelings on whether or not Patrick Roy will be a good head coach. I have mixed feelings...

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06 May 2013

Tweet Today AJ over at Mile high Hockey presented an interesting argument for the Avs hiring Dallas Eakins of the Toronto Marlies (the Maples Leafs AHL affiliate) It is an argument that certainly piques my interest. That said, One of the things I really want out of the Avs in this process is a a comprehensive coaching search. In addition to Eakins, I really hope the Avs take a look at a coach who isn't...

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19 Mar 2013

Tweet  Eric at the Flyers blog Broad Street Hockey has recently published a couple nice advanced stats primers as well: Team | Individual As many here have seen here hockey is starting to warm up to fancier statistics. A ton of really smart, advanced statistical analysis has been done by many people over the last 5-8 years that has seen a great deal of new useful statistics (Corsi, OZone%, PDO) replace more traditional statistics (±)...

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16 Mar 2013

Tweet The Avs are currently 20th in Goals/Game with 2.52. Since Feb 1st they have 2.65 G/G which would be a respectable 16th. The Avs are currently 27th in GA/G at 3.07 GA/G. since Feb 1st they have given up 3.25 GA/G which would tie for 29th. On the Season, The Avs goaltending is 11th in ESSV%.The problem with this game is the defense. It's the Defense. It's the Defense.

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12 Mar 2013

Tweet CopperandBlue sent me an appropriate clip after I learned Tyson Barrie was being sent down: </embed> That about sums it up. Aside from Duchene and Parenteau, Tyson Barrie has been the nicest story for this Avs team, a rookie who was expected to maybe contribute who quickly became one of the Avs best defensemen. Just like that, Avs management/coaching ruin it because old time hockey guys are dumb and think being a rookie and...

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12 Feb 2013

Tweet Ian LaPaerriere Andrew Brunette Craig Anderson Chris Stewart Colby Cohen Kyle Quincey Kevin Porter TJ Galiardi Dan Winnik Ryan O'Reilly These were all names that I came up with, off the top of my head, that have had comments or actions that belay some level of criticality with Avs brass over the last few seasons (feel free to add any I missed in the comments). This doesn't include guys like Chris Drury and Alex...

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03 Feb 2013

Tweet     This graph is the ES Corsi of all Avs players with 50min of time on ice with Ryan O'Rilly last season. Green is CS% with O'Reiily on the ice with them, and Orange is their CS% without them on the ice. (Because Joomla is weird with big pics, here's a link to the full size graph, making it easier to read) On Adrian Dater's podcast today I said I understood both sides...

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28 Jan 2013

Tweet The Brad Stuart hit on Landeskog, and subsequent responses were a full blown comedy of errors. I have a ton of thoughts about the entire ordeal, so let's just take it from the top. If you haven't read this by Travis Hughes, a Flyers blogger, yet please do. It was fantastic. First, here's the hit: </embed> Gabriel Landeskog: The kid made the mistake of slightly losing track of the puck for a split second...

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16 Jan 2013

Tweet Ryan O’Reilly, the Avs leading scorer from last season, is in a contract dispute with the Avs. On Jan 16th Adrian Dater reported that over the summer the Avs offered Ryno a 5-year deal worth $17M, or $3.4M/season. Well, this information quickly changed the narrative of the Avs being cheap, to Ryan O’Reilly being greedy. Most fans on twitter seemed to think Ryan O’Reilly was crazy for asking for more. I was one of...

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06 Jan 2013

Tweet The NHL lockout is over so hockey regularly being on my TV is back. However the NHLPA and NHL reaching an agreement hasn’t made me forget how awful and unnecessary this lockout, and the length of this lockout, really was. What makes it even more infuriating is this Larry Brooks Tweet: Not to belabor the obvious, but this agreement is suspiciously close to the PA's Dec. 6 proposal to which the NHL responded with...

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