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10 Mar 2012

Tweet Goals are down again in the NHL, and now there’s talks at GM meetings about re-instituting the red-line rule in an effort to generate more offense. This is a monumentally stupid solution. Not just because the r allows teams to clog up the neutral zone (we’ve been through this remember) but speed through the neutral zone isn’t why goals are down.The answer’s much simpler than that and the blame can be dished out to...

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24 Feb 2012

Tweet So there’s been big drama in Avalanche land lately. First Kyle Quincey was traded to Tampa, where they turned him to Detroit, for a 1st round pick. So we’ll start there. I don’t really like this trade. Not that Downie won’t help the Avs. I think he brings some of what the Avs need. Some, to borrow a hockey cliché, “sandpaper” to the lineup. But I feel like Quincey is high enough caliber to...

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15 Feb 2012

Tweet The trade deadline is an exciting time for any team and their fans, and I can only imagine agony for players and their families. There are less than 2 weeks until the NHL trade deadline. The Avs are on the playoff bubble, so what do they do?Personally, I don’t think they are going to do a heck of a whole lot. David Driscoll——-Carrigan agrees. The Avs have holes, most noticeably at wing, but this...

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31 Jan 2012

Tweet Adrian Dater had me, and superfan Dario on his podcast tonight (hey what a coincidence that I’m blogging in the first time in 2 months. And by Coincidence I realized that, no I actually enjoy this and should do it again). One thing we touched on was the Erik Johnson/Jay McClement for Chris Stewart/Kevin Shattenkirk trade, and we touched on Jay McClement briefly, but I wanted to go over how valuable he (and players...

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30 Nov 2011

<a href="http://twitter.com/share?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.jibblescribbits.com%2F2011-articles%2Fnovember%2Fdallas-colorado-scoring-chances-and-qdangerous-shotsq.html" class="twitter-share-button" data-text="Dallas-Colorado Scoring chances and "Dangerous shots":" data-count="horizontal" data-via="vagrantweb" data-related="carter_vagrant">Tweet</a> Last night the Avs played the Stars. I thought the Avs had a lot of chances, and actually played pretty decent. Raycroft made some great stops and the Avs lost. It’s frustrating as all hell, but the Avs are getting their chances. I honestly thought the Avs played pretty well, and that they created some scoring chances. I thought the Stastny-Duchene-Hejduk line was...

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15 Nov 2011

Tweet I know a lot of people are looking behind the bench for a change, and feel the losing is on him. But, for me, the biggest reason the Avs are losing is on one guy, but it’s not SaccoIt’s the guy we traded a 1st round pick for: Semyon Varlamov. The guy has been abysmal, and again he just gave up another 6 goal night. Here’s some statsHe has a save% of .890 (32nd...

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11 Nov 2011

Tweet When a team is in the middle of a dry spell on goals, and losing, one of the most common theories thrown out there by fans trying to explain the inability to hit the twine is the infamous “Shooting low percentage shots from the perimeter” reason. Recently the Avs have been snake bit for goals, despite heavy numbers of shots. More than one person has suggested that the Avs aren’t getting good shots and...

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23 Oct 2011

Tweet In this young season, no two Avs players have been on separate sides of the same coin more than rookie Gabriel Landeskog and 20-year old Matt Duchene. Duchene is struggling, while Landeskog is flourishing. It’s early and both players could have a reversal of fortune, but there’s a huge difference in the two’s approach early in the season that I think is accounting for the difference.I actually didn’t notice Duchene’s poor season at first,...

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18 Oct 2011

Tweet Leafs fans and Avs fans had quite a kerfuffle before the game over at Mile High Hockey.  Most of it was a pissing match, but one comment caught my eye. Chemmy (an editor and chief over at Pension Plan Puppet- A hilarious Leafs Blog)made a comment that the Winnik-O’Reilly-Landeskog line was being protected. I didn’t think that was true, so I did some basic research. Then another of the Leafs minions mentioned matchups. After...

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10 Oct 2011

Tweet We’re two games into the season and it’s really easy to take these two games and over-analyze them…. butI really really like this team (so far).The Avs have come out of the gates flying. Yeah, they are 1-1, but I think they have played really played well so far, despite only scoring one goal on the season. But, in my biased opinion the Avs have also won at least 4 of the periods they...

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