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07-17-2012, 08:29 PM
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Originally Posted by Ivan13 View Post
The only one of our players who's really fast is Dutch. Our transition game is really lacking given the lack of PMD's on our blueline.

As for the teams that play a more fast paced game there are Leafs, Pens, Flyers, Oilers and they are all faster by far than Colorado.
We have several players, not just Duchene, that are faster than the league average. The thing is, it's not the speed of individual players that make the Avs one of the fastest teams in the league. The main reason is that we have one of the youngest rosters in the league. Because we have such a young roster, our players usually have plenty of energy to use whatever speed they do have. Then there is also the altitude advantage, which provides a slight boost to conditioning.

None of the teams you listed are faster, as a whole, than the Avs. All of those teams have a couple of very fast individual players, but as a team they tire out much more quickly than the Avs.

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