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01-07-2013, 04:15 PM
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I can't see it but there's some pictures at least of Joey Hishon at practice in Lake Erie. So that's at least something good.
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01-07-2013, 04:43 PM
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Yeah, it's strange. The link works for a while, stops working, works again.
Vid shows Hishon in a no-contact jersey during warm up before a Lake Erie practice. He takes two shots, the last one hits Pickard's mask. No exciting stuff.

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01-07-2013, 08:19 PM
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How has Elliott play been this season? He hasn't really put points up this season, just curious if he'll have a chance to start with the big club this year.

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How has Elliott play been this season? He hasn't really put points up this season, just curious if he'll have a chance to start with the big club this year.
awful for the first 30 games, very good for the past 10. I'd guess management leaves him in the AHL all year, especially since Barrie will probably get a call-up before him

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awful for the first 30 games, very good for the past 10. I'd guess management leaves him in the AHL all year, especially since Barrie will probably get a call-up before him
He wasn't good but he was not awful.

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01-07-2013, 09:07 PM
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Stefan Elliott may have the best shot to make the Avs come the season opener just because he’s played in the NHL before.

Elliott played in 39 games for Colorado during the 2011-12 season, scoring four times and totaling nine assists. He is another prospect who has played for the Saskatoon Blades, completing four seasons with them. He finished the 2010-11 season with the Blades with 81 points in 71 games.

What’s been troubling for Elliott is that he hasn’t played well during the lockout with the Lake Erie Monsters. Through 30 games, he’s scored three times and has five assists, but hasn’t played well on either side of the puck.

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01-07-2013, 10:25 PM
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i don't think either barrie or elliot make the team with the depth we have, lack of talent however.

barrie and elliot will both be nhl players one day, i think one gets traded down the line.

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Meh I would leave them both in Erie. We have our dcorps set, as bad as it is. Someone will inevitably get hurt for a few games, and then we can call up and give him a look. For now let them develop. Elliott seems to be turning it around, and having a dominant full season in the AHL can only be good for Barrie.

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01-08-2013, 07:08 AM
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I still like Elliott more and think his game moreso than Barrie's would benefit from NHL caliber talent around him and being in the NHL.

He is never going to be a defensive stalwart, but I see no reason he can't carve out a career like Streit as an offensive firecracker and a non-liability in the defensive zone.

Barrie on the other hand needs to continue to work on pushing his creative side in the AHL. For as smart as he is, he tried way too hard to play responsibly and it killed his most lethal aspect, his offensive creativity. If he's going to make the NHL, it will not be because he knows good defensive positioning, it'll be because he adapts to the NHL in an offensive manner.

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01-08-2013, 08:40 AM
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I still like Elliott more and think his game moreso than Barrie's would benefit from NHL caliber talent around him and being in the NHL.

He is never going to be a defensive stalwart, but I see no reason he can't carve out a career like Streit as an offensive firecracker and a non-liability in the defensive zone.

Barrie on the other hand needs to continue to work on pushing his creative side in the AHL. For as smart as he is, he tried way too hard to play responsibly and it killed his most lethal aspect, his offensive creativity. If he's going to make the NHL, it will not be because he knows good defensive positioning, it'll be because he adapts to the NHL in an offensive manner.
Barrie has scored some absolutely spectacular goals in the AHL this season. I like the way Barrie plays the game and I think, especially as he gets more comfortable, his game will translate just fine to the NHL level. He was actually quite unlucky not to get a few points last year, as I remember there were a few oppurtunities that just missed.

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I still like Elliott more and think his game moreso than Barrie's would benefit from NHL caliber talent around him and being in the NHL.

He is never going to be a defensive stalwart, but I see no reason he can't carve out a career like Streit as an offensive firecracker and a non-liability in the defensive zone.

Barrie on the other hand needs to continue to work on pushing his creative side in the AHL. For as smart as he is, he tried way too hard to play responsibly and it killed his most lethal aspect, his offensive creativity. If he's going to make the NHL, it will not be because he knows good defensive positioning, it'll be because he adapts to the NHL in an offensive manner.
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Barrie has scored some absolutely spectacular goals in the AHL this season. I like the way Barrie plays the game and I think, especially as he gets more comfortable, his game will translate just fine to the NHL level. He was actually quite unlucky not to get a few points last year, as I remember there were a few oppurtunities that just missed.
I'm with Lonewolfe on this one, I still believe Elliott has more upside. I've never really been a fan of the Barrie draft pick but I've been impressed with what he's been able to do with his career so far. He is very entertaining to watch. However, as for the point I highlighted, how many small-ish (5'10") d-men actually make it to the NHL and STICK without having or eventually developing good defensive positioning? Not many, in my opinion. He may get there at one point and become a Rafalski type defenseman, which would be amazing for the Avs but for right now, he's still too green for the NHL, defensively anyways, in my opinion.

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I'm with Lonewolfe on this one, I still believe Elliott has more upside. I've never really been a fan of the Barrie draft pick but I've been impressed with what he's been able to do with his career so far. He is very entertaining to watch. However, as for the point I highlighted, how many small-ish (5'10") d-men actually make it to the NHL and STICK without having or eventually developing good defensive positioning? Not many, in my opinion. He may get there at one point and become a Rafalski type defenseman, which would be amazing for the Avs but for right now, he's still too green for the NHL, defensively anyways, in my opinion.
Definitely true Bender, agree 100%. However I think Barrie is already at the minimum in terms of NHL-positioning for a guy his size. He can handle the game mentally, he knows where to be.

But he's not big enough to do what he knows he needs to do and he doesn't have enough experience to handle the surprises people throw at him. That's where his defensive game is held back.

What I personally see (and I said above) is that Barrie needs to take his offensive game to the next level in order to contribute enough at the NHL level to earn a roster spot. Like you said, how many small guys earn a roster spot without good defensive positioning? How many small guys earn a roster without great offensive potential?

I can't think of any small defenders that are more well known for their defensive game than their offensive game. Even Rafalski and Boyle, the epitome of skilled smaller guys, use offense as their best defense.

Once we see Barrie make that leap, I'll pencil him in for a future with our team.

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5 players added to LEM , i guess a few will be added to AVS training camp

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2 D 2 LW 1 C

With the defensemen, I'd venture to say Elliott and Barrie are going to get looks. Beyond that Sgarbossa, Olver, and Malone or VDG?

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With the defensemen, I'd venture to say Elliott and Barrie are going to get looks. Beyond that Sgarbossa, Olver, and Malone or VDG?
Yes that what i think too but i hope to see Agozzino added as well

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Yes that what i think too but i hope to see Agozzino added as well
They must sign him first though.

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Acording to Star Tribune, The Wild will open the 48-game regular season Jan. 19 at home against the Colorado Avalanche.

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Acording to Star Tribune, The Wild will open the 48-game regular season Jan. 19 at home against the Colorado Avalanche.
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With the defensemen, I'd venture to say Elliott and Barrie are going to get looks. Beyond that Sgarbossa, Olver, and Malone or VDG?
Actually I wouldn't be surprised if one of the D's is Pock.

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Actually, this is going to be my 7th post here, so I am pretty new, but I guess some Avalanche fans knows him longer time (David, Eurolanche.com president). For those fans who are interested in the Eurolanche Coverage, this is our recap of the lockout period for our fan club, which was the most succesfull part in our history, kind of paradox: http://www.eurolanche.com/article.php?id=2328

If you want to read only some interview with the former/current/prospects players of the Avalanche did over past months, this is it: http://www.eurolanche.com/article.php?id=1910

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Varlamov and his new Avs teammates at the Moscow airport



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Recap of Varlamov´s lockout career in the KHL:

http://eurolanche.com/article.php?id=2331

Sum up, Varlamov started in 15 games for Lokomotiv and won 11 of them – three wins in the shootouts. He saved 476 of 503 shots (27 goals allowed), what is 94.6 save percentage and 1.74 goals per game. He earned three shutouts, four PIM and played for 928 minutes. He was still the best KHL goalie in major stats even at the end of the lockout.

As you can see, Varlamov definitely was the best goalie in the KHL during his experience with the Lokomotiv and there is no need to add more. Maybe only one stat. From overall 16 games, he allowed more than two goals in one game only for three times – one three goals and two times four goals.

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Hope yall don't mind if I throw this in here.

Gameday! Rampage vs. Monsters

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