GDT: A Song of Snow and Fire: Avalanche (7-3-2) @ Flames (7-5-1). 7PM MT, Sportsnet

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  1. Volica

    Volica CFHF Unofficial, Official Tour Guide

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    The Flames welcome the dangerous Avs to the Dome tonight.

    :flames

    Lines: Now confirmed:

    Gaudreau - Monahan - Lindholm
    Tkachuk - Backlund - Frolik
    Bennett - Jankowski - Neal
    Dube - Ryan - Hathaway

    Giordano - Brodie
    Hanifin - Hamonic
    Valimaki - Andersson

    Smith

    :avs

    Landeskog - MacKinnon - Rantanen
    Kerfoot - Kamenev - Wilson
    Nieto - Soderberg - Calvert
    Dano - Dries - Greer

    Girard - Johnson
    Cole - Barrie
    Zadorov - Nemeth

    Varlamov

    GDT story-lines:
    Avs have a monster first line, with 3 players in the top 10 league-wide scoring. Can Calgary keep the red hot MacKinnon line off the board?
    Avs depth is still questionable at best, can the Flames bottom 9 take advantage?

    Similar to crossing skies, the Flames powerplay might have a similar time tonight as the Avs hold the 3rd best penalty kill league wide.

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  2. Mobiandi

    Mobiandi Seanny Gaudreau

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    This is the team's 7th game in 11 days. They're just coming back from another eastern swing and the Avs are a really good team that has had 4 days off.

    Honestly, I won't be too bothered if we lose this one
     
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    If the 3M line can neutralize that top line of the Avs I really like our chances

    69C99C87-B88F-4218-A1D0-B95C02683783.jpeg
     
  4. Anglesmith

    Anglesmith Setting up the play?

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    The Avs seem to be a one-line team, and surprisingly we've been pretty good against one-line teams so far this year. I could see this going either way.
     
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    Nemeth Mo Money Mo Problems

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    Hi,

    Why is Mike Smith starting? Serious question.......why continue to start Mike smith over rittich?

    From,
    A Rittich fantasy owner
     
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    As a Mike Smith fantasy owner you can get the heck out of here.

    In all seriousness Rittich struggled when Smith went down last year and he was the primary starter. I think for this team to be successful they really need to get Smitty going
     
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    Today would be as good a day as any for Monahan to show up
     
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    This is gonna be fun! :thumbu:
     
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    Because Smith actually plays well when his minutes are managed appropriately. Rittich played in Buffalo two nights ago, as Smith played in Toronto the night before. So that gave Smith three days to rest. Makes sense they would go with him tonight.
     
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    Calculon unholy acting talent

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    They still believe Smith is the number one. But I suspect as the seasons wears on, that will change and they'll start viewing him as more of a 1A to Rittich's 1B.
     
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    Nemeth Mo Money Mo Problems

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    Two days of rest is more than enough. It's not 24 hours of deadliest catch.

    Tweeting the head coach to put Rittich in, got you calgary fam
     
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    As a Rittich fantasty owner and a Flames reality fan, I'm a little more comfortable with Rittich in net at the moment.
     
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    Let’s win this game please
     
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    Backs Line usually does good against MacKinnon and company.

    Really impressed with the growth on the first line the last 3 games and their advanced stats are showing the dividends.

    The power play looked really dangerous on the road trip so I am not as concerned as earlier in the season. It is just a matter of time until it starts producing.

    It is good for the chemistry and to get Neal going to keep things consistent for a bit. I don't think it will be too long before that third line starts producing. Hopefully Backlund's injury gets a little better so there are three productive lines.
     
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    Lineup for Calgary confirmed. Smith will start tonight.
     
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    Compher/Jost/Andrighetto still out for Avs. Bottom 9 is pretty thin for them
     
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    Dube Dube Doo The calls are coming from inside the house!

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    Flames' best start in October since Mike Keenan.

    Lets keep it up for November
     
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    Are we ignoring this guy? This has to be a joke, right?
     
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    Not everyone blindly eats up that a pair of pedestrian second assists on great Lindholm/Tkachuk/Gaudreau/Andersson plays, an automatic 3 on 3 assist, and a silver-spoon in-mouth power play tap-in equate to actually playing well. Some of us have expectations for individuals outside of the counting stats they pick up when their linemates are playing well.
     
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    Dube Dube Doo The calls are coming from inside the house!

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    Kind of funny considering we are basically the Avs of the Pacific.

    Shut down the top line and win the game...

    Seriously, Monahan is our Phil Kessel. By no means a superstar. But still a very good player that puts the puck in the net and wins you games. Only to slandered by a bunch of know it all’s who focus on the odd negative thing he does rather than the fact he’s almost a top 10 goal scorer since he entered the league...
     
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    Or they have separate agendas and their goal is to promote their unsubstantiated theories that have no factual data to support their claim.

    Monahan has 5 goals and 9 assists despite being banged up after that blocked shot in the St. Louis game. But feel free to bark at the moon.
     
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    Someone's been enjoying themselves after Oct 17.
     
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    It's odd having a good team.
    Like, I'm bummed out we finished 7-5-1 in October, yet it's the best one we've had in forever. In another world, Calgary's 10-2-1 or something... pretty crazy.
     
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    I first said it against Toronto and he scored, and then again I said it before Buffalo and he put up two points, so I'm just of the belief, its all due to my comment. So I'll continue to say it until it stops working
     
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