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04 Nov 2012

Tweet With the Avs out of action (IR-NHL Stupidity) and Jibblewife and I jonesing for hockey, we grabbed the Munchkin and went to our First Denver Cutthroats game last night. Minor league hockey isn’t really something I’m very familiar with, unless you count the 08-09 Avs. Tapeleg has always been the Minor League Hockey savant.Ryan Boulding over at Hockey on the Rocks and Cheryl over at Mile High Hockey have game write-ups, and I only...

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02 Jul 2012

Tweet With the Avs having about 25 NHL ready defensemen in their mix right now, I see some people a bit anxious about what happens to Cameron Guance, Tyson Barrie, and Stephan Elliott. I wouldn’t worry too much. They three of them are 22, 20 & 21 years of age, respectively. Very young for defensemen.I did some research on Defensemen this weekend for the last two blog posts, and here’s who I looked at: Zanon,...

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01 Jul 2012

Tweet Greg Zanon was the Avs second* move in the 2012 free agency day, but he’s going to be the first guy I profile. (*Matt Carkner excepted)Let’s start with some basics and work our way into the advanced stuff. Zanon’s a difficult one to profile, since he was on two teams, sites like Behindthenet.ca  don’t do as well with players who played for 2 teams. Zanon’s career high in points is 15, so I hope...

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30 Jun 2012

Tweet Better late than never eh? I’ll make this brief. As of 10:00pm the night of June 30th, the Avs have $14M they have to spend on players. They also have 4 RFAs (O’Reilly, Johnson, Olver, McGinn). While they could spend $14M on those 4 (Johnson at $6M, O’Reilly at $5M, McGinn and Olver at $1.5M. Yes it’s an overpayment, but in a world where David Jones gets $4M it’s more than plausible) the chances...

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07 May 2012

Tweet Yesterday Mike Chambers of the Denver Post had a write up at the Denver Post on Jan Hejda. I was unimpressed with his analysis.Let’s first adress the (very slight) potshot at me:Don’t believe your little league anonymous blogger — plus-minus is hockey’s best overall statistic, Actually let’s ignore the potshot and look at the content. You should question what I say. Always. You should be skeptical. Just because I say it, it doesn’t make...

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22 Apr 2012

Tweet (This post will be crossed-posted at All Things Avs… I think.)A couple days ago, Avs President & Governor (and soon-to-be owner) Josh Kroenke gave an interview to Adrian Dater about the state of the Avs (Dater posted a more in-depth version here). In many ways I agree with his assessment. I think the identity of the current Avs team is “Speed, energy & youth.” I also agree that, with the CBA status currently in limbo, it makes planning for the future somewhat tricky.At the...

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10 Apr 2012

Tweet It’s a 1st round picks column. (also, if you read this Wednesday, be sure to join my playoff pool)(1) Vancouver Vs (8) Los Angeles KingsI really like Vancouver as a team. The Sedins are great players, as is Ryan Kesler. They have a very strong 6-7 man deep defense, and a goaltending duo that rivals any in the NHL. Vancouver was the best team all season, and a worthy winner of the President’s Trophy....

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10 Apr 2012

Tweet The Jibblescribbits playoff pool for 2012. The rules are simple. There are 16 Bins to select players out of, one for every playoff team. Select one player form each bin. You must select at least 4D and 2G, along with 10F. Points are:1pt - Goal1pt - Assist1pt - OT goal3pts - Hat Trick2pt - Win1pt - shutoutIt’s usually best to select forwards and goalies from teams you think will do well.Here’s the instructions: Go...

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07 Apr 2012

Tweet We don’t know what Milan Hejduk’s future holds, so tonight I am going to cheer like hell for Milan Hejduk. In fact, I may cheer every time he touches the puck, just to give him the send off he deserves, lest he not return next season.I also encourage everyone to check out this nice Adrian Dater feature on him in the Denver Post.  In my opinion, it’s probably ~75% chance that Hejduk doesn’t return...

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06 Apr 2012

Tweet This morning the talk around the Avs is "What happened?"Well I think what happened is that the Avs weren't one of the best 8 teams in the conference this season. But despite that, this is the first season in years (maybe even since the lockout) where I really feel like the Avs are on their way to becoming one of the better teams. Now The Miser of Denver could undo that feeling by not...

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