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07-07-2017, 11:47 AM
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Avalanche Adds Bennett, Parkkila to Coaching Staff

Avalanche Adds Bennett, Parkkila to Coaching Staff


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07-07-2017, 11:49 AM
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No Toby. Who dis Bennett?

Very interested in seeing how Parkkila does with NHL goalies.

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07-07-2017, 11:50 AM
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Absolute pedigree when it comes to coaching experience with Bennett.
Parkkila is who everyone thought and expected.

Well played Joe Sakic.

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Bennett has been an assistant in the league for a long time, most recently with the Blues for 10 seasons, with the Kings before that.

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07-07-2017, 11:51 AM
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That's actually really great news. It's been a bad offseason in a way of what HASN'T happened (Duchene), but the things that have happened have been great for this team.

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How has the Blues power play been?

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How has the Blues powerplay been?
A lot better than the Avs has been - only outside the top 10 in PP% once (12th) in the last 5 seasons.

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07-07-2017, 11:56 AM
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How has the Blues powerplay been?
Always among the top. Shattenkirk certainly helped it but this is good news regardless.

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Bennett is thought of pretty highly in the circles I know. I was surprised St. Louis let him go.

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Bennett, 55, has served as an assistant coach with the St. Louis Blues for the last 10 seasons. Working under four different head coaches in that span, he handled a variety of different roles, spending time in charge of the power play as a full-time bench coach. He also managed team preparation, offensive play evaluation and in-game analysis as the team's eye in the sky. Prior to his time with the Blues, the Innisfail, Alberta, native spent seven seasons as an assistant coach with the Los Angeles Kings (1999-2006), where he specialized in video analysis and statistical support and was involved in all areas of tactical and technical play.
This seems to be Bednar's weak area, glad they nabbed a guy with loads of NHL exp.

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How has the Blues powerplay been?
8th in 2016-2017
6th in 2015-2016
4th in 2014-2015
7th in 2013-2014
12th in 2012-2013
19th in 2011-2012
10th in 2010-2011
20th in 2009-2010


During that same time frame, the Avs have been:

15th in 2009-2010
11th in 2010-2011
9th in 2011-2012
24th in 2012-2013
5th in 2013-2014
29th in 2014-2015
19th in 2015-2016
30th in 2016-2017

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I want an assistant coach who has good hockey as specialty.

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A couple former Avs in the picture on the website, Dan Hinote and Jay McClement.

Well at least they didn't bring in a total noob this time. Hopefully he knows what he is doing.

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Glad they finally announced it, sounds like a couple good hires.

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Thank god, there may actually be some hope for the offensive side of the ice now. And I can't say enough how excited I am that the Avs are still taking their goalies seriously.

Both of these guys have very long resumes with great highlights in the areas we need.

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Way to go Joe!

So what was up with that one guy at camp who Bednar coached with in the AHL?

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An assistant with a lot of NHL experience. Exactly what this staff needs. I like the hire. Hopefully he can do what Army couldn't in multiple seasons and get the damned power play clicking.

Parkkila is a no-brainer if he can get Varly back on track.

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Way to go Joe!

So what was up with that one guy at camp who Bednar coached with in the AHL?
Maybe he really was just visiting lol

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Happy with this. Don't know much about Bennett (other than Blues fans were fine seeing him leaving ), but he looks experienced, which is something I really wanted.

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They probably should have mentioned the other NHL goalies Parkkila has coached for the casuals instead of just Varly.

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No Toby. Who dis Bennett?

Very interested in seeing how Parkkila does with NHL goalies.
The Avs interim head coach come November 2017?

Like the hires on paper. Hope that carries over to the on ice product.

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So I take these are good, yes?

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"He also managed team preparation, offensive play evaluation and in-game analysis as the team's eye in the sky."
I didn't know that's something coaches are supposed to do as an Avs fan.

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They probably should have mentioned the other NHL goalies Parkkila has coached for the casuals instead of just Varly.
They should have listed his entire history. Even if people don't know the names from other leagues they understand "all-star" and "best".

So glad we got this guy. His track record year to year is damn near perfect.

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Where are the naysayers? This feels weird.

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