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04-30-2007, 10:09 AM
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Here is the goaltender who guided the rockies to there only playoff apperance in the 1978 playoffs former philadelphia flyer and toronto maple leaf Doug Favell.he kept the rockies in those playoff games against the flyers.
They made the playoffs with a 19-40-21 record.

Twelve of 18 NHL teams made the playoffs. The four division champions received bies for the best-of-three preliminary round. The next four teams from each conference qualified also qualified, but they had to play a best-of-three. The Second Round was best-of-five, and the Semi-Finals and Stanley Cup Finals were best-of-seven.

The Rockies certainly did compete with the Flyers. The first game went to overtime in Philadelphia, and the second game of the best-of-three was 3-1. That was a very strong Philadelphia team, and the Rockies were not very good.

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They made the playoffs with a 19-40-21 record.

Twelve of 18 NHL teams made the playoffs. The four division champions received bies for the best-of-three preliminary round. The next four teams from each conference qualified also qualified, but they had to play a best-of-three. The Second Round was best-of-five, and the Semi-Finals and Stanley Cup Finals were best-of-seven.

The Rockies certainly did compete with the Flyers. The first game went to overtime in Philadelphia, and the second game of the best-of-three was 3-1. That was a very strong Philadelphia team, and the Rockies were not very good.
Though the Flyers won their opening round PO series in 1978, 1979 and 1980, they struggled in the opening game of each series against teams with bad records. In 1978 (Colorado) and 1980 (first year NHL -- Edmonton), the Flyers needed OT for the wins. In 1979 (Vancouver), they lost in the first of a best-of-three series then went to Vancouver and won a thrilling Game 2 with less than a minute to go.

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They made the playoffs with a 19-40-21 record.
Yep Lanny's full season he led the Rockies to a better record and this was after the Jersey talk cast a pall over the organization.

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04-30-2007, 01:21 PM
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Yep Lanny's full season he led the Rockies to a better record and this was after the Jersey talk cast a pall over the organization.
The fact here is that Lanny could not get the rockies into the playoffs but wilf paiement did get them into there only playoff apperance in the scouts-rockies history.

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The fact here is that Lanny could not get the rockies into the playoffs but wilf paiement did get them into there only playoff apperance in the scouts-rockies history.
The key word with both teams was "goaltending". Lanny's team would have made the playoffs (I think this is in Don Cherry's book "Grapes") if they had had a number one goaltender. The 1978 Rockies had enough goaltending to get them into the playoffs.

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The key word with both teams was "goaltending". Lanny's team would have made the playoffs (I think this is in Don Cherry's book "Grapes") if they had had a number one goaltender. The 1978 Rockies had enough goaltending to get them into the playoffs.
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Here is a Rockies-Bruins' battle:

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Wow, A Colorado Rocky Hockey thread. As a season ticket holder to the club from 79-81 they remain my all-time favorite team. Yeah, we sucked. Yeah Don Cherry was goofy, yeah Crazy George beat the hell out of an annoying drum and yeah we traded Barry Beck for who????

But those were great times. Nights at Big Mac are missed.

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I remember reading a Hockey News article about Durbano sometime around 97 or 98. Depressing story that ended up not having a happy ending.
Here's some info on Durbano from Wikipedia. That's almost as bad as Brian "Spinner" Spencer.
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Wow, A Colorado Rocky Hockey thread. As a season ticket holder to the club from 79-81 they remain my all-time favorite team. Yeah, we sucked. Yeah Don Cherry was goofy, yeah Crazy George beat the hell out of an annoying drum and yeah we traded Barry Beck for who????

But those were great times. Nights at Big Mac are missed.
At least you have a team now, though... Kansas City is still waiting for one. (For the record, I'm very glad the Penguins didn't move to KC.)

Why is it that the KC-CO-NJ teams had really, really ugly uniforms until the Devils changed the green to black? Who designed those color schemes?

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What do you mean Colorao had ugly uni's. They ruled. Loved em'. Chico Resch never looked so good.

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What do you mean Colorao had ugly uni's. They ruled. Loved em'. Chico Resch never looked so good.
LOL! Well, I guess it's all a matter of opinion. I don't think they looked very good... but they're better than some modern NHL jerseys. I think it was the red pants that did it for me... hideous.

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The all sewn-on durene jerseys from 1981-82 are really nice. The screened on mesh ones are horrible.

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Where do you get all these classic Rockies pics?????
What ever happened to Lucien DeBlois???

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Where do you get all these classic Rockies pics?????
Google image search for "Chico Resch Rockies."
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What ever happened to Lucien DeBlois???
He was an assistant coach for the KC Blades of the IHL (then head coach, if I remember correctly) then I don't know what happened to him. I have his Blades card, though.

EDIT: Found it... google again.

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DeBlois later on became an assistant coach with the Kansas City Blades in the IHL during two seasons. Notably one as Co-coach during the second year. Following this stint in the IHL, he was hired as a Pro scout for the Anaheim Mighty Ducks. He later signed with the Vancouver Canucks a few years later and is currently still under contract with the same team. He currently lives in Montreal.

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LOL! Well, I guess it's all a matter of opinion. I don't think they looked very good... but they're better than some modern NHL jerseys. I think it was the red pants that did it for me... hideous.
They just took the state flag and made a jersey out of it, but it looks good.


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The fact here is that Lanny could not get the rockies into the playoffs but wilf paiement did get them into there only playoff apperance in the scouts-rockies history.
they only made the playoffs because the Smythe divison sucked, and second place got you in. its not really a stunning endorsement of Paiemont's leadership.

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Why is it that the KC-CO-NJ teams had really, really ugly uniforms until the Devils changed the green to black? Who designed those color schemes?
I always liked the scouts and rockies jerseys. they are classic jerseys just like the atlanta flames and 1970 vancouver and buffao jerseys.

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The all sewn-on durene jerseys from 1981-82 are really nice.
I have one I love it!

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they only made the playoffs because the Smythe divison sucked, and second place got you in. its not really a stunning endorsement of Paiemont's leadership.
And the WHA was still going so the league wasn't as talented as it was post 79

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LOL! Well, I guess it's all a matter of opinion. I don't think they looked very good... but they're better than some modern NHL jerseys. I think it was the red pants that did it for me... hideous.
They actually wore blue pants with the white jerseys and it looked pretty sharp.


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Yep Lanny's full season he led the Rockies to a better record and this was after the Jersey talk cast a pall over the organization.
Well your 1980-81 rockies with lanny mcdonald had good goaltenders in net with Al Smith, Phil Myre and Chico Resch and still could not get into the playoffs.the 1977-78 rockies had Doug Favell along with Wilf Paiement and made the playoffs.

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Careerwise, Lanny McDonald had a better one than Paiemont. But as a Rockie, Paiemont had better numbers. Lanny had the 66 goal year, yes, but little else. Paiemont was there longer, and had 2 40 goal seasons, and got them to the playoffs. Granted, Lanny had the added burden of having Don Cherry as coach, so....

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[QUOTE=jiggs 10;9254287]. Lanny had the 66 goal year, yes, but little else. [QUOTE]

Lanny had that season with calgary not colorado in 1982-83.

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Denis Dupere

Here is a nice photo of Denis Dupere who also played for the team when they were in kansas city.
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One of the first (non-British) items of hockey memorabilia that I got was a Chico Resch autographed 8x10 with him in a Rockies uniform. Those jerseys rocked.

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