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07-18-2012, 01:11 AM
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Ivan13
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Originally Posted by Cynthesis View Post
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.
All of the teams I've listed play in a fast paced run and gun system unlike the Avs. And if they're superior in conditioning compared to other teams they sure aren't showing that most of the time late in games.

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