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Avalanche Warning – What Patrick Roy Has Brought To Colorado
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Avalanche Warning – What Patrick Roy Has Brought To Colorado

Ok….when’s the joke gonna end? The Colorado Avalanche last year were horrific. Don’t remember? Let me refresh your memory. The Avs finished with 39 points, good for last in the Western Conference and 2nd to last overall in the NHL (thanks Florida). They scored just 2.38 goals per game (5th worst) and gave up 3.12 goals per game (4th worst). Their powerplay operated at a strong 15.0% (7th worst) and their penalty kill was at 80.3% (20th best). There was absolutely nothing good about this team. Insert new head coach Patrick Roy.

This season, the Avs are 6-1-0, good for the 2nd best record overall. They are scoring 3.29 goals per game and giving up a miniscule 1.43 goals per game (tops in

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Prashanth Iyer

Prashanth Iyer

Prashanth is a third year doctor of pharmacy student at the University of North Carolina Eshelman School of Pharmacy in Chapel Hill, NC. Prashanth is studying to be an infectious disease pharmacist, but in his spare time, he watches any hockey game he can catch. He was born and raised just outside Detroit, Michigan and hence is a big Red Wings fan. He is always willing to hear any and all debates pertaining to his articles, so feel free to contact him.
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3 comments
McKinleyMorganfield
McKinleyMorganfield

Check the roster, the Avs defense is totally different from last year. Hejda is the only one that played the whole season, Johnson missed 17 games and Wilson missed 36. Sarich, Benoit and Guenin are new. MacKinnon and Tanguay are new to the forwards and Downie only played a game and a half last year.

See? Not the same team.

bbstarky
bbstarky

Great Article!  I've noticed a change in the way they've been playing this year, but I couldn't really explain HOW.  They just seemed more aggressive with less puck dumping.  You really explained it in a way that I understood just how bad we were last year with Sacco.

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