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The Avs Are Proof Rebuilds Aren’t Easy

In the NHL, there is no definite script on how a rebuild will pan out. In the case of the Edmonton Oilers, they are at the point of rebuilding the rebuild, so they are in a state of hockey purgatory that has not been seen in awhile. On the other hand, the Colorado Avalanche have experienced the highs of having…

St Louis Blues v Nashville Predators

NHL Report Card, Term 1: Central Division

As the NHL heads into the month of December, it officially marks the time where almost every team has played a third of the NHL schedule. With student’s report cards being sent home to the moms and dads of the world, it’s only fitting to give every NHL team a report card of their own. Every day, over the next…

Avalanche takes on the Sharks

Colorado Avalanche Power Outage

Now that the season is approximately 20 games in, the Avalanche are still stuck in neutral, taking one step forward and two steps back on a nightly basis. You could focus in on the goaltending position, where last year’s Vezina runner up, Semyon Varlamov, has been out twice with minor injuries, and inconsistent play from backup, Reto Berra, have made…

Ottawa Senators v Calgary Flames

Should Sens Concern Themselves with Shots Against?

The Ottawa Senators are giving up a boatload of shots.  Every.  Single.  Night. In 17 games played, the Senators have given up 592 shots (26th in the NHL).  On an average night, goaltenders Craig Anderson (.935 sv%) and Robin Lehner (.913 sv%) face 34.8 shots (28th in the NHL, ahead of only Buffalo and Colorado). The question to be asked is this:…

Chicago Blackhawks v Philadelphia Flyers

Flyers Defenseman Luke Schenn Out Two Weeks

The Philadelphia Flyers will be without the services of defenseman Luke Schenn for two weeks, due to an upper-body injury suffered in a game against the Colorado Avalanche Saturday night. INJURY UPDATE: Luke Schenn will be out approximately 2 weeks with an upper-body injury. — Philadelphia Flyers (@NHLFlyers) November 9, 2014 The 6-foot-2, 25-year-old blue liner was injured with less…

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