They do have points in 4 of 6 games so far in February so far, but with this time of year being very tight in the playoff rush, they need to start winning games in regulation and hope that other teams in the western conference do the same.
3 Point Games are killing teams like the Avs right now, Keeping them just outside the playoffs spots. Avs have a semi- difficult rest of the month to go, and getting as many points as possible is a must if they want any hope of fighting for that 8th and final spot.
I’m really hoping to see Matt Duchene return to the lineup when i go to the game tomorrow. He is a player that brings that extra skill to the young team. Although the team hasn’t been to terrible in his Absence, they will do a lot better with his return.
The team has also sent down Tyson Barrie to the Lake Erie Monsters and called up Cedrick Desjardins (goaltender) and forward Mark Olver to join the team. Due to J.S. Giguere’s and T.J Galiardi’s injuries.
If the team really wants to prove that they are capable of making the playoffs this season, they need to start winning the big games when it counts. And with a 2-13-1 record against their own division, its hard for any of us to imagine that its possible at all. They are only 3 points out of a spot though. The best scenario for the Avs is for them to be playing the rest of the season against the eastern conference, seeing as they do well against those teams.
This is not the same team we grew up watching, and its going to still be a while before we gain the team back that we once had. One thing i believe the team needs is a big star player that will gain some media attention. I find the Avs have next to little media attention, which probably doesn’t give them the kind of motivation as teams that get the media attention and that are playoff contenders get. Think about it. Avs had Attention when we had all of our stars. But until our Young guys turn into those stars, and start making people turn heads, and start competing for scoring titles and whatnot, this is just not a team many are interested in paying attention to .
I just wanna feel that same excitement again that i had when i was younger watching this team. I guess we can only watch them get better from here on though.
Hopefully next season we will see a whole new coaching staff in place, with a FULL TIME Goaltender Coach..
So if you wanna look for me while watching the game tomorrow night, i’ll be sitting in the 2nd row by the Penalty boxes on the side that the Avs shoot twice, Wearing my Cody McLeod Jersey. (It’s kinda Lucky).
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