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10-12-2016, 01:56 PM
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Will the Avs finally make the playoffs?

I can't believe a team so talented like the Avs can't seem to make the playoffs!

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10-12-2016, 02:00 PM
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takes more than talent to make the playoffs.

avs aren't really that talented either.. they can be if bigras/rantanen/zadorov deliver this season.

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10-12-2016, 02:01 PM
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I expect the Avs to compete for a spot, but fall a bit short. Not good enough on defense yet, and not deep enough up front.

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Nope, and im totally ok with that. Let the kiddies play, hell let them all just play
We got some cap space next year, ill up my expectations if we sign some real players

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Depends on Varly.

If we get god like Varly we'll get in.
If we get bad Varly and have to mix it with Pickard we will finish last in the Central.

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I think they squeak in. But if not, it wont be a shock.

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10-12-2016, 02:05 PM
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If we get bad Varly and have to mix it with Pickard we will finish last in the Central.
I don't think we finish last in the Central regardless.

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10-12-2016, 02:09 PM
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Depends on Varly.

If we get god like Varly we'll get in.
If we get bad Varly and have to mix it with Pickard we will finish last in the Central.

That's not quite fair.

Bad Varly is still a league average goalie. In past seasons we've needed a far better than average goalie, but if the team can improve we can make it.

And if Varly takes a nosedive, Pickard has played phenominally, albeit with a much smaller sample size.

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10-12-2016, 02:12 PM
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That's not quite fair.

Bad Varly is still a league average goalie. In past seasons we've needed a far better than average goalie, but if the team can improve we can make it.
Bad Varly is worse than average.

Even so, the difference in finishing bottom in the central and making the playoffs isn't as far separated as you guys think. It's not like I said God like Varly will give us the presidents trophy while bad Varly will have us finishing last. 3rd worst team in the central likely makes the playoffs this year.

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Yes, they will. Comfortably as well.

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10-12-2016, 02:20 PM
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Bad Varly is worse than average.

http://stats.hockeyanalysis.com/rati...t&sortdir=DESC

Is my argument for averageness.

Unless you want to go back to 2012-2013 which was truly bad. In which case Pickard would get the call.

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10-12-2016, 02:25 PM
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Varly was much worse last year then the year previous which is included in those stats.

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I don't see why not. They almost made it last year.

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10-12-2016, 02:28 PM
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Varly was much worse last year then the year previous which is included in those stats.
He still posted a 91.42% though, which is respectable. And single season goalie stats are always a little random.

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I say no but they will put up a strong fight all season. I just think Chicago, Nashville, St. Louis, and Dallas are all better teams and I don't predict 5 Central teams making the playoffs

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I can't believe a team so talented like the Avs can't seem to make the playoffs!
You want to add more to that? I need a reason to deem this thread worthy of not getting deleted.

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10-12-2016, 02:40 PM
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No, they'll make it interesting, though!

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I'm probably going to regret this later, but I'm predicting Avs are 3rd in the central.

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They're on pace to go 82-0 counting the preseason, so yes...they're in

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They're on pace to go 82-0 counting the preseason, so yes...they're in
104-0, including the preseason, when all is said and done.

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104-0, including the preseason, when all is said and done.
104-1-0

They'll want to win it at home afterall.

Seriously though, I think we've got a playoff spot in sight and it will once again come down to random luck, injuries, streaky play to determine which of the very close 4-7 teams in the central come out on top.

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I don't necessarily expect them to but at the same time, if they're holding down a wildcard spot within the first two months of the season then I'd want Sakic to be active and make a move to improve the team if he can (we have a weak bottom 6 so just a good bottom 6er who can be a good role player and add depth would be improvement enough, a Matthias type).

He is eventually gonna need to do something to bring in another top 4 dman someway and somehow and although I don't expect him to do it before the expansion draft, hope he keeps his ear to the ground if a top 4 dman becomes available.

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10-12-2016, 03:13 PM
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I have no idea but I kind of think we will just miss them. I just want to see improvements.

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Iffy at best but I'll say yes because I'm optimistic.

Definitely, if the team is in the same position as it was at the end of last year. I don't think they'd fall apart like they did then.

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10-12-2016, 03:29 PM
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He still posted a 91.42% though, which is respectable. And single season goalie stats are always a little random.
I don't see .914 as respectable which I guess is where we differ. And yes single season goalie stats are random which is why i think varly matters. If Varly has another "random" .914 season I don't feel confident in the team. If Varlamov has a random .927 season I think we're in the playoffs quite comfortably.

The randomness of Varlamov's stats are why I'm unsure of which one we'll get.

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