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10-1-2

Posted by sburk44 on October 29, 2009

Running out of superlatives…Last night completed Back to back wins against division rivals – this one a possible top 5 team in the league with one of the best home ice advantages. This win was about patience, defense/goaltending, and character. Last year’s team would have given up about 3 min in after Calgary built an early 2-0 lead. But the D held strong for the rest of the game – Anderson was his Vienza-like-season self – and the team never relented. The offense only got off 14 shots – but plays like the 2nd goal – a pure stick-with it effort from David Jones – exemplified the attitude of this team. There are obviously plenty of things to be really happy about – but the main stream media is still not taking the Avs seriously. Being outshot 34-14 will not help that cause…but considering the opponent and hth back-to-back road games, this win is indicative of why this team will not be going away anytime soon.

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Your team leader in points - Wolski has 8 goals and 5 assists

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9-1-2

Posted by sburk44 on October 27, 2009

Avs beat Edmonton 3-0 on the Road. Anderson got the shut-out and Wolskie had two 3rd period goals to seal it. But the story was the Defense. Only 25 shots on goal for the Oilers. This is such an improved unit from last year. The only worry right now might be that back-up goalie Peter Budaj has the swine flu. Not only bad because Anderson will need a rest at some point, but no way we want that thing going around the locker room (especailly considering the Nuggets share that building).

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Is anyone in Denver paying attention to these guys?

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6-1-1

Posted by sburk44 on October 18, 2009

*Shoot-Out Victory

*4 Min power kill towards the end of regualtion

*Duchene with his first NHL Goal

*2 more assists for O’Reilley

*Coming back from deficits of 2-0 and 3-2 in the 3rd period

Yea – this team is unlike anything we have seen since the lock-out

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Avs Win Again!

Posted by sburk44 on October 16, 2009

Really – this is kind of incredible. Beating Montreal on the road while they celebrate their 100th Home Opener. Click the link to load ESPN re-cap and watch the highlights.

Ryan O'Reilly

Ryan O'Reilly

One of the 18 year old Centers – O’Reilly – the less celebrated and lower drafted one (Duchene – yea – like the Omaha school I think – is the other) got his first goal (a sweet stick with it type of rebound play) after a solid start to the season.

Anderson was again really strong in net.

Also – the coach’s name is Joe Sacco – which is close enough to Joe Sakic that we are sure to see some type of headline pun soon.

Start paying attention boys (and girls?) this is going to be a fun team to follow.

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Meet the Avs’ New Goalie

Posted by sburk44 on October 14, 2009

Read espn.com’s Pierre LeBraun’s article about the Avs’ new goalies who they stole acquired from Florida this past off-season.

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