Pre-Game Talk: Smashville @ Avs Wednesday 7:30 MST - Shoulda picked Jones.

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  1. Foppa Frossa

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    Expecting Tangs to be out for a while. We have to recalibrate the Viking to only demolish the other team's players.

    I'm guessing Varly gets the start?

    McGinn should be back, but still don't have a good feeling about this one.
     
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    I had a dream that Tanguay was out for a long time (like season ending *crosses fingers it's not true*) and that we signed Hejduk for the rest of the year, and he had a decent year.

    Wouldn't be too bad to see what Milan could do with Roy as his coach
     
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    Better option than Mitchell with Mackinnon for sure
     
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    If Tanguay is out for a while, I would be hesitant to move MacKinnon from his natural Center position, and I definitely don't think that Mitchell should be on a scoring line at all, especially with Lando and Stastny
     
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    I don't know about Hejduk, I think it's best just to move forward. Youth, speed and aggressiveness is the team's identity. We have enough of the nostalgia on this team, it's not a good idea to add more.
     
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    Agreed, Mitchell is just too selfish. I kinda hope he leaves after this season so we can bring in someone who can PASS the puck.
     
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    If Tanguay is out for a while, and with the trade of Downie, I think we'll go to a more traditional 2 scoring lines, a shutdown line, and a fourth line.

    I'd go

    Radar-Duchene-PAP
    Landy-Stastny-MacKinnon
    McGinn-Mitchell-Talbot
    McLeod-Cliche-Bordeleau
     
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    Yeah, I was kind of hoping we'd sign him in the offseason as a 13th forward. I know that role is beneath a player that's had the career he has had, but it should would be nice to have him right now. I'd definitely rather have him next to MacKinnon than Mitchell.
     
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    Duchene with 48 shots on goal and Lando isn't far behind with 42 in the season. Didn't even realise he had so many.
     
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    Ginner back in, but with Tangs out, we won't get to see McG-MacK-Max yet. Hoping Mitchell passes him the puck once or twice all game.

    We will win this game.

    I'll go 4-2 Avalanche.
     
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    We really should've picked Jones. Oh well, at least we have Mitchell so I can't be too sad.
     
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    Who, Duchene? 8 shots against Dallas helps in that department. Something that he's commented on several times but never brought up is that he's concentrating on becoming more of a goal scorer. He said he talked to Sakic about it too.
     
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    my take on the jones mack scenario is, id rather have a top 5 forward in the league than a top 5 d man any day. ex. stamkos over weber and you can substitute any defenseman in the league with weber and I still take the forward.
     
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    It is going to be really hard to say if we should have picked Jones or MacKinnon. Both are going to be excellent players for a long time.

    IMO the Avs' pick is going to be evaluated on external factors rather than on Jones vs MacKinnon. By this I mean if the Avs defense really continues to suck and never gets better, people are always going to say "Should have drafted Jones." But if EJ establishes himself as a #1 and/or Bigras ends up a top pairing defensemen, people will think that MacKinnon was the correct pick.

    All I can really say is that if Bigras can end up as a top pairing defensemen (really big assumption), the Avs made the right call. This is simply because the difference between Bigras and Jones would be less than the difference between MacKinnon than say De La Rose/Dauphin/etc. I think the odds are that either one could have been the right pick at #1, and really Barkov could have been thrown in that group as well.
     
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    I was just trolling :sarcasm:
     
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    We lose this one and the main board rejoices. We are pretenders. 5-1 Preds
     
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    Landeskog. edit: I guess playing with Stastny and Tanger someone actually needs to shoot the puck :D

    Duchene was a given.
     
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    Tangs not at practice, chambers promises update later


    Expected. I think he'll be out at least a couple weeks. Please please please let the MRI not show anything serious
     
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    Come at me bro!

    No Benoit at practice. If he ends up not playing on Wednesday, wonder if Holden will get the nod over Barrie?
     
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    God I hope not! I really want to see Barrie start playing some games.
     
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