What We Learned: Avs/Ducks

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  1. Dutchess

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    Things I learned last night, in addition to what was already mentioned.

    Benoit is better than expected.

    The partition between the teams is not as solid as expected.
     
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    This.

    I admit to not knowing much about the guy but I thought he was generally solid and it seems like he could help the power play.
     
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    Barrie also looked Barrie Bad.


    He looked like he was trying to be too pretty with the puck. It's super cliché, but he really just needed to simplify his game and make the easy plays. Lots of unnecessary turnovers from trying to dangle players while exiting our zone..
     
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    What I learned, **** what the rest of the league, the fans, and all other team personnel think. We're gonna burn this mother down.
     
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    Alex Jones BIG BOWL 'A CHILI!!

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    The defense still cannot pass to save it's life, but the part of the game that I was most pleased with (other than breakouts) was the play of the wingers in their own zone. Far, far, far too often over the last few years we've seen the defense play the puck up the board to the wingers, who DO NOT GET THE PUCK OUT. Seriously David Jones, how many times can you possibly whiff on the puck trying to chip it out the zone???

    We were much, much, much improved in this area last night, and I think it will be something that will really help our D.
     
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    Also, cycling. We haven't cycled, literally haven't even tried, for 3 seasons now.
     
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    . Mackinnon will be taking over the 2nd line center position sooner than later
     
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    It's highly possible , of course a game doesnt make a season , but i could see a trade in the future to create an open spot on our second line .
     
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    After one game where he's facing 3rd pairing defensemen, he's going to take over the 2nd line center position?

    Come on, Mackinnon looked great that game but theres no point in putting more pressure on him when it's unneeded.
     
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    Keep MacK where he is, no need moving Stastny right now. Our offense is our greatest asset. I'd rather we didn't mess with it.
     
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    Cousin Eddie You Serious Clark?

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    No need if McGinnon are a perfect combo, even if he does prove to be better than Stastny which he hasn't yet.
     
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    Stastny was used in a role where he was to shut down the other teams top line, he succeeded, and you want to drop him to a lower line?
     
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    Eh, let's see where he's at in January.
     
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    Our 3 first lines are going to be trouble for every team in the league. I dont care if you have the best defensive team in the league, and im looking at you st.louis and nashville the avs are going to be one of thehardest teams in the league to contain this year.
     
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    RobinDIF Size doesn't matter!

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    I'd keep MacKinnon in some protected minutes against the 3rd pairing guys on the other team. Don't get carried away with him scoring more points than Stastny.
     
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    Hesher Sagan for President

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    Keep MacKinnon where he is. This position suits him perfectly.
     
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    Gigantor The Goalie Speak for the Goalies

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    While I liked MacKinnon's first game I'm still of the thinking to keep Stastny where he is right now. I still see some thing's MacKinnon has to work on plus I want to see him against more then just one team.
     
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    Intimidation factor is through the roof. No one ****s with ze Roy.
     

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