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11-03-2013, 12:13 PM
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The Colorado Avalanche are 15-5-0

No one expected that after them picking 1st in the draft. I know it's early but if the season ended today they win the presidents trophy. Last to first is to say the least.

This thread is to discuss their early success.

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They made my habs look like the rookies last night. Landeskog is amazing. I dont care about the points hes better than RNH

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maybe all they needed was a new coach.

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But, but ... the Corsi. Shot totals blah blah blah going to miss the playoffs in a full season

(actually that excuse doesn't even work this time. Avs have a 53.6% score-tied Corsi.)

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Lots of skill, youth and led by a guy the players both respect and fear. As long as Roy can keep the players' attention and get the best out of them, the team will be dangerous to all opponents.

I don't think they have what it takes to win in the playoffs, but the team is playing very well and surprisingly disciplined (to the system).

Having a hall-of-fame player as your coach, who never took any crap from anyone, and who brought championships to the team is never a bad thing either. I'm sure he understands what a goalie's perspective is in terms of team defense.

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Their depth down centre is amazing. Duchene, O'Reilly, Stastny, MacKinnon, even Talbot. Sprinkle in guys like Landeskog and Tanguay. Yeah, pretty good team.

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Is Patrick Roy really that good a coach, or did Sacco just suck? I'm thinking it could be both.

Nice to see the Avs doing so well when Edmonton's still in the basement with their 3 first-overall picks.

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They surely play like it, too. Confidence through the roof, nothing the Habs could do yesterday. Mad props.

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It's shocking to us Avs fans to say the least. I really hope they keep it up. It's been an amazing year so far.

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Please. Detroit's not impressed.

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Roy has the team being willing to go through fire for him. He even has them believing in clichés like "One game at a time" and "We have to remain humble".

I was afraid Roy would be all fire and no substance but it's the opposite. He's smart as a whip and knows what he is doing at all times. Seems to have a very good hockey mind too, with how he has them play team defense and penalty kill.

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Is Patrick Roy really that good a coach, or did Sacco just suck? I'm thinking it could be both.

Nice to see the Avs doing so well when Edmonton's still in the basement with their 3 first-overall picks.
It's a mix of both, but Roy has been amazing so far.

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Really happy for their fans. I know how exciting it is to watch a team spring back to life. Reminds me of the season opening that the 2001-02 Islanders had.

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I think we should wait until they hit some adversity before we start getting hyped up, but they do look pretty good.

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Their depth down centre is amazing. Duchene, O'Reilly, Stastny, MacKinnon, even Talbot. Sprinkle in guys like Landeskog and Tanguay. Yeah, pretty good team.
Yes but nobody thought they would be this good after last couple of seasons. Guess some of the younger guys has taken a step forward. And the team defense has put things together.

But they still got a loss to Detroit.

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Is Patrick Roy really that good a coach, or did Sacco just suck? I'm thinking it could be both.

Nice to see the Avs doing so well when Edmonton's still in the basement with their 3 first-overall picks.
Both imo. Sacco made them play worse than they could have but Roy seems to be a very good coach. The assistant coaches he brought in seem to be very good, too.

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Just listen to player interviews when they're asked about coaching.

It's almost always a subtle jab at how bad the coaching was the last couple of years.
They've literally said that a big difference this year is that they have a game plane. Like that's some revolutionary thing, ya know, planning for the game.

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They made my habs look like the rookies last night. Landeskog is amazing. I dont care about the points hes better than RNH
not even close to rnh, he just hits, thats all

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Yes but nobody thought they would be this good after last couple of seasons. Guess some of the younger guys has taken a step forward. And the team defense has put things together.

But they still got a loss to Detroit.
Franzen is their kryptonite.

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I still think they will come back down to earth. A this point though it doesn't really matter, they have set themselves up so well they can afford to slump a bit and they will still be in a playoff spot. Teams playing great right now, good for them and their fans. Avs will be a downright scary team in a couple years.

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They'll come back down to earth at some point.

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Is Patrick Roy really that good a coach, or did Sacco just suck? I'm thinking it could be both.

Nice to see the Avs doing so well when Edmonton's still in the basement with their 3 first-overall picks.
Well Patrick Roy is basically the NHL's version of Charlie Sheen. He's somewhat mentally unstable, but he's WINNING everywhere he goes.

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not even close to rnh, he just hits, thats all
Landeskog 12GP 5G 6A +7 23 Hits 10 bks 3 gva 8 tka
RNH 13GP 4G 6A -10 19 Hits 4 bks 15 gva 9 tka


just saying..

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Landeskog 12GP 5G 6A +7 23 Hits 10 bks 3 gva 8 tka
RNH 13GP 4G 6A -10 19 Hits 4 bks 15 gva 9 tka


just saying..
It's pointless discussing Landeskog with some Oilers fans. They are so upset that he won the Calder over RNH that they have developed this fantasy that Landeskog is a semi-scrub that just can hit.

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Quite the turn-around for the Av's....happy for their fans .

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