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09-27-2005, 10:22 PM
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Brunette from Sakic.

And now Tanguay!

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09-27-2005, 10:24 PM
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I'll say it now, Laaksonen will get some top-6 shifts this year.

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09-27-2005, 10:25 PM
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One way to counteract andreas Lilja when he is the toughest guy on either team in this game... Tackle him when hes not ready and then throw punches to the back of his head.............. And then take a 4 minute penalty

Sounds like The Avs are starting to Step it up.

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09-27-2005, 10:27 PM
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Tangs with an ugly one, but we'll take it. 2-1.

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09-27-2005, 10:49 PM
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One way to counteract andreas Lilja when he is the toughest guy on either team in this game... Tackle him when hes not ready and then throw punches to the back of his head.............. And then take a 4 minute penalty

Sounds like The Avs are starting to Step it up.
Has Lilja ever won a fight?

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09-27-2005, 11:18 PM
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Big hit by May, causing a turnover, then an immediate pass by May setting up an excellent scoring chance. And fewer and fewer boos being heard.

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Wow, Detroit had Mark Mowers in the shoot out. They really did have their "b team" tonight.

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09-27-2005, 11:26 PM
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Stop the presses! The Avs have scored in a shootout!

Super Joe.

Avs win the game in regulation 2-1.
Win the shootout 1-0.

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09-27-2005, 11:28 PM
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Wow, Detroit had Mark Mowers in the shoot out. They really did have their "b team" tonight.
It was lower in the alphabet than that.

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09-27-2005, 11:33 PM
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It was lower in the alphabet than that.
Somewhere between V and Z.

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09-27-2005, 11:38 PM
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It was lower in the alphabet than that.
Tonight's game was basically a reversal of last week's game in Detroit.

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09-27-2005, 11:43 PM
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Question:

Did Lacouture absolutely destroy Hinote in a fight again?

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09-27-2005, 11:49 PM
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Tonight's game was basically a reversal of last week's game in Detroit.
Probably. By game's end Lilja and Franzen (a rookie) were the only guaranteed final roster players playing for the Wings. Obviously one or two of the others playing tonight will land that final active job and the one in the pressbox but they haven't been determined yet. Though LaCouture put more pressure on Cleary who was running away with it for a while there.

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09-27-2005, 11:51 PM
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Did Lacouture absolutely destroy Hinote in a fight again?
From the call by the Detroit team it sounded like Hinote was tied up a bit and LaCouture was the only one landing anything before LaCouture took Hinote down.

Though you never know.

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09-28-2005, 12:20 AM
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Stop the presses! The Avs have scored in a shootout!

Super Joe.

Avs win the game in regulation 2-1.
Win the shootout 1-0.
k someone fill me in, in the regular season, is there going to be shootouts every game? if we won the game, why was there a shootout?

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09-28-2005, 12:21 AM
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Lines in tonights game:

Laaksonen Sakic Brunette
Tanguay Konowalchuk Svatos
Wolski Turgeon Laperriere
May Hinote McCormick

Skrastins Blake
Liles Vaananen
Sauer Clark

Aebischer

Saw Krog skate in the pre-game warmup, did not see him play.

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09-28-2005, 12:28 AM
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Anybody who watched, or listened to the game, know how well Turgeon played? I think him and Vaananen are the guys that will make or break our chances this year.

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09-28-2005, 12:29 AM
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k someone fill me in, in the regular season, is there going to be shootouts every game? if we won the game, why was there a shootout?
After every preseason game, there's shootout competition. In regular season it will only happen if game is tie, even after 5 min overtime.

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09-28-2005, 12:30 AM
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Brett Clark making team

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09-28-2005, 12:33 AM
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Some thought of our play...

Forwards:

Joe Sakic looks good with everyone, and I felt that Laaksonen and Brunette played very well together, excellent line. Joe was slightly sluggish in play, but not too bad.

Tanguay and Konowalchuk will probably remain on the same line.

Wolski is a warrior, did make a couple mistakes with the puck (bad passes and lost it because he was too worried who was around him) and fell while skating a couple of times in the corners, but still thought he just may make it this year.

May had a mix of cheers and boos. Was scrappy enough that things quieted down over time. Hinote still needs to practice his faceoffs, did he win any??

Defensemen:

Skrastins and Blake alternated left and right defense during the game, though Blake was usually right. Blake would approach the net leaving his position open or to be covered by a forward. Skrastins stayed back enough to cover both ends if necessary.

Liles had good communication with Vaananen, though I thought this looked a bit awkward. Liles will play with Brisebois in the regular season.

Sauer and Clark were technically sound, but inexperienced in defending the corners. Clark looked a bit better.

Aebischer - Seeing as how I moved seats to attack-twice zone for the first time in years, could not see well enough as I had to make a good opinion, but I think that first goal in was a good one for Detroit, played well.

Avs strengths - Goaltending and good natural centermen.

Weaknesses - Faceoffs and defense.

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09-28-2005, 12:37 AM
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Hinote had 11 faceoffs, 6 win 5 lost

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09-28-2005, 12:39 AM
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Anybody who watched, or listened to the game, know how well Turgeon played? I think him and Vaananen are the guys that will make or break our chances this year.
Agreed with him and Vaananen being the clutch guys this year.

Turgeon played poorly at first, seemed a bit sluggish, passed marginally. Did skate better as the game went on, and got used to Wolski skating all over the place and cycling around in the offensive zone. The year off was good for him. Technically he seemed as good as ever.

Vaananen will be pushed to the third line once Brisebois returns to play. Has not impressed me yet, but I think technically he better since playing in Finland last year.

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09-28-2005, 12:41 AM
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Hinote had 11 faceoffs, 6 win 5 lost
Thanks, see that now. Saw his wins in the offensive zones, but I did see him lose two in the defensive that seemed pretty important to win. I shouldn't be too hard on him, I take my negativity back then. Thanks.

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Tanguay and Konowalchuk will probably remain on the same line.

Skrastins and Blake alternated left and right defense during the game, though Blake was usually right. Blake would approach the net leaving his position open or to be covered by a forward. Skrastins stayed back enough to cover both ends if necessary.

Liles will play with Brisebois in the regular season.
I don't like the idea of either Tanguay or Kono moving off the LW. I think that while both of them, Kono espeically, are fairly versataille, I think they are by far most effective on the LW. Hopefully if they do go with that combo, Kono will play the right side, and grow into it, and eventually be able to play it just as well.

As for Liles, playing with Brisebois, that seems like a recipe for disaster. I don't think Breezy is as bad in his own zone, as some do, but I don't think either him or Liles are good enough in that area, to be paired together. I'm also not sure why Blake and Skrastins would alternate sides, if they are paired together, since Blake is a natural righty, and Skratch is a natural lefty. Seems odd.

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09-28-2005, 12:49 AM
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I don't like the idea of either Tanguay or Kono moving off the LW. I think that while both of them, Kono espeically, are fairly versataille, I think they are by far most effective on the LW. Hopefully if they do go with that combo, Kono will play the right side, and grow into it, and eventually be able to play it just as well.
I agree, but then again in Vegas and last night I think they have really good chemistry together. I never would have thought it, but Q's experiement has suprised me and I give it my thumbs up.

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As for Liles, playing with Brisebois, that seems like a recipe for disaster. I don't think Breezy is as bad in his own zone, as some do, but I don't think either him or Liles are good enough in that area, to be paired together.
I have been thinking about this all night. I have no idea where Brisebois will play, or what can be done with our D right now. I too am purplexed.
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I'm also not sure why Blake and Skrastins would alternate sides, if they are paired together, since Blake is a natural righty, and Skratch is a natural lefty. Seems odd.
Because it is preseason! I was trying to see if there was a pattern, but the guy sitting behind me (who plays D in RMHA) thought he saw it based on lineup of our forwards and which zone the faceoff was, but I did not see the same pattern.

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