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chewey 01-28-2013 09:14 PM

So.. What are you expecting? (Playoff / Bubble / Tank)
 
I've seen so much 'doom and gloom' vs 'we can do it!! Go TEAMZZZ!!' after each and every game. I've seen games where players have been pimped to where they've been crucified in a span of 48 hours.

So, honestly speaking, what do you expect out of this team?

Poll to be added shortly.

Mifroid 01-28-2013 09:19 PM

Seth Jones 2013.

Rebuilding over and over again!!! :handclap: :sarcasm:

Foppa Frossa 01-28-2013 09:20 PM

Going to be just good enough to not get an awesome pick.

Duchene2MacKinnon 01-28-2013 09:20 PM

This team should be a bubble team, with a legit chance of making the playoffs. The biggest problem is the avs have a monkey for a coach.

Pierce Hawthorne 01-28-2013 09:30 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Ronaldo (Post 58564981)
This team should be a bubble team, with a legit chance of making the playoffs. The biggest problem is the avs have a monkey for a coach.

And at least for the time being are missing 3 of our Top 9 guys, and are playing guys like Matt Hunwick for 22+ minutes a night.

We get Oreilly and Landy back relatively soon, we can still contend for playoffs. If we are without these guys for a significant amount of time, Top 3 pick here we come.

And I have a real bad feeling about the Skog situation, so Im thinking bottom 5 in the league this year.

BoxOfChocolates 01-28-2013 09:32 PM

I think we'll get a pick in the 6-9 range. Pretty good when you consider how deep this draft is supposed to be.

Drij 01-28-2013 09:32 PM

Looking like a tank season unless things change fast.
Injuries and no O'rielly with a bad PP/PK equals tank.

Heebs21* 01-28-2013 09:33 PM

1st overall pick. Here we come.

Even with Lando, O'Reilly and Downie this is not a good team.

We have 1 D-man who would be playing on any other NHL team. Zanon, O'Brien, O'Byrne, Hunwick, Wilson and Hedja would be lucky to be 5th or 6th pairings on any other team. Elliot and Barrie are flat our terrible. They are liabilities on the ice.

We are hampered by an owner who refuses to spend money to ice a contender and we are held back by the worst coach in the league who just got an extension. Brilliant.

Freudian 01-28-2013 09:34 PM

Closer to the playoff spot than the bottom of the conference. If we keep taking this many penalties, we might end up last in the league though.

wondeROY 01-28-2013 09:45 PM

11th

jfisher6 01-28-2013 09:47 PM

If we play this season like we played so far against the Oilers, we're going to have the #1 pick locked up with 5 games left to play.

henchman24 01-28-2013 09:49 PM

Expecting to be a bubble team with the potential to go either way. If we play as bad as we currently are we will have a top 5 pick.

finds71 01-28-2013 09:55 PM

honestly we look terrible, and it would only be fair to end up with the #1 pick.
It will take a lot to bring this team back on track.

SoundwaveIsCharisma 01-28-2013 09:56 PM

Avs have basically lost their first line (arguably) from last year, and their defense seems even more immobile than last year. They had a pretty good chance to be a playoff team with everyone, but I don't like their chances now.

As they are, the Avalanche are a lottery team. Just a terribly built defense, it's EJ and Wilson, with 4 pylons out there.

ficohok* 01-28-2013 10:07 PM

Expecting top5 pick

shadow1 01-28-2013 11:07 PM

A different Avalanche team shows up each game. One night a team that wallops the defending cup champions, the next a team that gets buried by the lowly Oilers.

The Avs are yet again a mediocre hockey club with flashes of brilliance. A big injury or a hot stretch could be the difference between last place and the 8th seed.

18007 01-28-2013 11:08 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Foppa Frossa (Post 58564971)
Going to be just good enough to not get an awesome pick.

This is what I think.

finds71 01-28-2013 11:08 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by shadow1 (Post 58574553)
A different Avalanche team shows up each game. One night a team that wallops the defending cup champions, the next a team that gets buried by the lowly Oilers.

The Avs are yet again a mediocre hockey club with flashes of brilliance. A big injury or a hot stretch could be the difference between last place and the 8th seed.

Pretty much, but no surprise here when you don`t have enough good veterans and Sacco as the head coach.

Mant* 01-28-2013 11:13 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by shadow1 (Post 58574553)
A different Avalanche team shows up each game. One night a team that wallops the defending cup champions, the next a team that gets buried by the lowly Oilers.

The Avs are yet again a mediocre hockey club with flashes of brilliance. A big injury or a hot stretch could be the difference between last place and the 8th seed.

That isn't an accomplishment. The Kings have only won a single game, can't score, and can't make saves.

The "lowly Oilers" are 1st in the division.

Mant* 01-28-2013 11:17 PM

If only this exceptional collection of bonafide stanley cup contenders weren't being held back by the coach, we'd be in the middle of a dynasty...

AM I RIGHT, GUYS?

Guys?

...

Av-merican 01-28-2013 11:17 PM

Yeah folks, beating the defending Cup champs was no big feat. They currently have the single worst power play in the league (yes, worse than ours) and are at present one of the worst teams in the league.

Our other win? The Blue Jackets. 'Nuff said.

Pirate Deadpool 01-28-2013 11:24 PM

1st pick or bust

dsheehan73 01-28-2013 11:26 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Heebs21 (Post 58566029)
1st overall pick. Here we come.

Even with Lando, O'Reilly and Downie this is not a good team.

We have 1 D-man who would be playing on any other NHL team. Zanon, O'Brien, O'Byrne, Hunwick, Wilson and Hedja would be lucky to be 5th or 6th pairings on any other team. Elliot and Barrie are flat our terrible. They are liabilities on the ice.

We are hampered by an owner who refuses to spend money to ice a contender and we are held back by the worst coach in the league who just got an extension. Brilliant.

I could not have said it more eloquently myself.

Christian Litscher 01-28-2013 11:37 PM

If O'Reilly doesn't sign within the next 5 or so games, I don't see us finishing above 12th in the conference.

Colorado Sports Fan 01-28-2013 11:49 PM

Bubble team. They will be right in it to the end for the 7-8 spot. The ROR situation and what happens at the trade deadline will determine if they get one of those last spots.


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