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/r/allThe Colorado Avalanche have been eliminated from the Stanley Cup Playoffs after losing to the Vegas Golden Knights in 6 games (self.hockey)
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[–]longtimelistener17NYI - NHL 1782 points1783 points1784 points 14 days ago (32 children)
"For the first time since April 1, the Colorado Avalanche do not have a 137% chance of winning the Stanley Cup."
[–]SiidChawsbyPIT - NHL 833 points834 points835 points 13 days ago (26 children)
True, I’ve never seen a team that got eliminated in the second round come back and win the cup.
[–]fadilicious17 353 points354 points355 points 13 days ago (9 children)
[–]46554B4E4348414453BUF - NHL 51 points52 points53 points 13 days ago (3 children)
itll be tough but i got a good feeling about this avs team
[–]Dad_of_the_year 164 points165 points166 points 13 days ago (5 children)
They're supposed to get reinstated before the Finals. Trust me everyone's saying it everyone knows.
[–]MentalCorruptionNYR - NHL 4757 points4758 points4759 points 14 days ago (301 children)
Colorado doing their best impression of an actual Avalanche by falling off a mountain and losing 4 games in a row after being undefeated
[–]ZloggtCHI - NHL 1635 points1636 points1637 points 14 days ago* (177 children)
Avs: Blows 2-0 lead to lose series
Nuggets: Find themselves in 2-0 hole
Broncos: Still does not have Aaron Rodgers
Tough period for Denver-area sports at the moment...
[–]yorick__rolledEDM - NHL 880 points881 points882 points 14 days ago (29 children)
[–]jcbk1373MTL - Bandwagon 291 points292 points293 points 14 days ago (23 children)
There was that one time...
[–]ricardoconquesoSEA - NHL 219 points220 points221 points 13 days ago (8 children)
[–]JPmoneymanNYR - NHL 74 points75 points76 points 13 days ago (5 children)
I had tickets to game 5
[–]d_pug 47 points48 points49 points 13 days ago (0 children)
As a Sox fan, that’s even funnier to me. Sorry.
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[–]GoldsmifffTBL - NHL 55 points56 points57 points 13 days ago (4 children)
His name was Larry Walker
[–]TinywampaWPG - NHL 149 points150 points151 points 14 days ago (6 children)
50 million for Arenado to not play for them.
[–]SpankMooseSTL - NHL 48 points49 points50 points 13 days ago (4 children)
Yeah but im totally cool with that decision
[–]CrosshareCOL - NHL 11 points12 points13 points 13 days ago (3 children)
I would be elated if I were a Cards fan.
[–]ahr3410LAK - NHL 22 points23 points24 points 13 days ago (0 children)
A small price to pay for Austin Gomber
[–]english_grittsCOL - NHL 157 points158 points159 points 14 days ago (86 children)
Aside from when the Broncos peaked it usually is a tough period for Denver sports. More mediocre than cruel and painful
[–]SodaPawpNYR - NHL 25 points26 points27 points 13 days ago (1 child)
Late 90s were hype af though for yall. So not tooooooo far back, lol.
[–]lemondheadCOL - NHL 217 points218 points219 points 13 days ago (77 children)
True, but I've been alive for two Cups and three Super Bowls and I'm 33. Lots of cities have had worse runs than we have.
I'd trade those Super Bowls for a World Series, though. I've accepted that I will die before the Rockies win a WS.
[–]darkerthroneVAN - NHL 95 points96 points97 points 13 days ago (34 children)
Yeah some fanbases don't know true pain, I've been alive for 0 cups and then 0 world series and 1 super bowl for the teams in the city closest because we don't get to have MLB or NFL teams lol
[–]lemondheadCOL - NHL 54 points55 points56 points 13 days ago (15 children)
Being a Mariners fan is real suffering. I sympathize.
[–][deleted] 50 points51 points52 points 13 days ago (8 children)
San Diego sports fan here. At least your owner didn't bugger off and take your football team to a market that doesn't want them.
[–]Chili_Palmer 34 points35 points36 points 13 days ago (4 children)
Honestly, any hockey or football fan complaining in Colorado can fuck right off
[–]nascar991134CHI - NHL 691 points692 points693 points 14 days ago (66 children)
[–]PaperMoonShineVAN - NHL 400 points401 points402 points 14 days ago (42 children)
Cant get past the 2nd round.
[–]nascar991134CHI - NHL 186 points187 points188 points 14 days ago (11 children)
THG pointed out that the Avalanche only win the Cup when they play the Canucks in the playoffs. 1996 and 2001.
[–]AvsJoeQuebec Nordiques 83 points84 points85 points 13 days ago (5 children)
Or when John Vanbiesbrouck makes the Final (starter for Florida in '96, backup for New Jersey in '01)
[–]swords_to_exileMTL - NHL 140 points141 points142 points 13 days ago (2 children)
I feel like this may negatively impact their chances in the future.
[–]IwassahMTL - NHL 20 points21 points22 points 13 days ago (0 children)
Plot twist he becomes a Goalie coach for some team
[–]ProtistasWSH - NHL 32 points33 points34 points 14 days ago (0 children)
I mean, that's still the old Capitals but who am I to ruin a good leafs moment
[–]jjmutiCOL - NHL 152 points153 points154 points 14 days ago (19 children)
[–]CannedMangoTOR - NHL 243 points244 points245 points 14 days ago (11 children)
You guys followed the correct script. Once Kadri gets suspended you make sure he never gets back into a game.
[–]CutMonsterBOS - NHL 34 points35 points36 points 14 days ago (8 children)
oooh how many games will carry over into next season?
[–]kjb2965 68 points69 points70 points 14 days ago (1 child)
None he was eligible to come back if it went to game 7
[–]necroknight_303NYI - NHL 25 points26 points27 points 14 days ago (4 children)
I believe he would’ve been back for game 7, so no carry-over games. Not 100% though
[–]Iambirdman44 49 points50 points51 points 14 days ago (6 children)
Colorado Maple leafs?
[–]jh0nnDET - NHL 159 points160 points161 points 13 days ago (5 children)
Rask did not show up for this series at all. Completely unacceptable.
[–]treerabbit23STL - NHL 17 points18 points19 points 13 days ago (2 children)
This is an actual article in BSJ right now.
[–]notacopbelievemeBOS - NHL 21 points22 points23 points 13 days ago (1 child)
[–]thisgirlisonwaterTBL - NHL 1117 points1118 points1119 points 14 days ago (24 children)
Crazy to think not too long ago Colorado was up 7-1 in game 1.
[–]CT247365 398 points399 points400 points 13 days ago (11 children)
This series was very "NHL playoffs"
And by that I mean Vegas was five minutes away from being down 3-0 in the series, if not for 2 clutch goals
[–]Bmac-AttackCOL - NHL 248 points249 points250 points 13 days ago (5 children)
Yup. That was the feel out game. Vegas said “if we can’t out skate them let’s just block shots”
[–]Savo3333 105 points106 points107 points 13 days ago (3 children)
It seemed like Vegas blocked like 50% of the Avs’ shots… Unreal
[–]EUCopyrightComittee 127 points128 points129 points 13 days ago (7 children)
Imagine losing four in a row after being undefeated
[–]thuglife_7 11 points12 points13 points 13 days ago (0 children)
[–]Ropz1212 1531 points1532 points1533 points 14 days ago (53 children)
i really wonder what Nazem Kadri is thinking right about now
[–]PerliniTheGoatsFanSTL - NHL 1302 points1303 points1304 points 14 days ago (12 children)
“I can finally go golfing with the boys back in Toronto!”
[–]SilverAestheticOTT - NHL 203 points204 points205 points 13 days ago (5 children)
"I'm gonna persuade the boys to light up the CH tower in red, blue, and white again."
[–]Commander-Fox-Q-TOR - NHL 118 points119 points120 points 13 days ago (4 children)
Canadien Hational Tower…?
[–]LazerMcBlazerPIT - NHL 585 points586 points587 points 14 days ago (2 children)
"I thought I was going to be tried to be shut down by Mark Stone. Instead it was the Department of Player Safety that shut me down."
[–]Deadmanlex45MTL - NHL 51 points52 points53 points 13 days ago (0 children)
[–]migsahoyVGK - NHL 99 points100 points101 points 13 days ago (0 children)
i’m so glad this is turning into a pasta lmao
[–]Krejci_Krazy 29 points30 points31 points 14 days ago (0 children)
"You can't think I was gonna do that again for a FOURTH time"
[–]Dark_Red_RosesMTL - Bandwagon 105 points106 points107 points 14 days ago (13 children)
Isn't Kadri still suspended for like, 2 games or something?
[–]DarkendevilPIT - NHL 196 points197 points198 points 14 days ago (11 children)
Nah he'd be able to play in game 7 if they didnt lose.
[–]snowpresto1227VAN - NHL 252 points253 points254 points 14 days ago (10 children)
At least he gets to play the first game of the next regular season.
[–]JLucasHWPG - NHL 1644 points1645 points1646 points 14 days ago (46 children)
Choose one trophy to win:
a) The President’s Trophy
b) The Stanley Cup
[–]TasdenTBL - NHL 893 points894 points895 points 13 days ago (16 children)
The key is to stagger them.
[–]dontyoutellmetosmileWSH - NHL 295 points296 points297 points 13 days ago (5 children)
^ this is correct
[–]goodleaf6WSH - NHL 128 points129 points130 points 13 days ago (3 children)
Or collect 2 in a row and then trade them in.
[–]Air0ckVAN - NHL 40 points41 points42 points 13 days ago (2 children)
Didn't work for us...
[–]AyeMyHippieWSH - NHL 28 points29 points30 points 13 days ago (0 children)
Your country’s policy may differ.
[–]monkey_spunk_COL - NHL 36 points37 points38 points 13 days ago (0 children)
Hmm, maybe we should try that next year
[–]WaffleliskVAN - NHL 104 points105 points106 points 13 days ago (2 children)
Haha. What type of crappy team would pick B?
[–]Bolichnikov 14 points15 points16 points 13 days ago (1 child)
No it’s okay. It’s like winning the premier league or a Winston cup right? :(
[–]47rohinVGK - Bandwagon 161 points162 points163 points 13 days ago (5 children)
laughs in Blackhawks
[–]timhoff24CAR - Bandwagon 268 points269 points270 points 14 days ago (15 children)
I mean, Kadri’s team always gets eliminated while he is serving his suspension
[–]Chief-Boyardee-COL - NHL 1197 points1198 points1199 points 14 days ago (118 children)
Can any leafs fans give me tips on what to do when your team collapses?
[–]RemmyNHLNYR - NHL 505 points506 points507 points 14 days ago (7 children)
Somehow mitch marner was the reason avs collapsed.
[–]captaincarot 73 points74 points75 points 13 days ago (0 children)
He scored as many goals for Colorado as he did for Toronto this post season
[–]Todaystomorrow123TOR - NHL 87 points88 points89 points 13 days ago (2 children)
Mitch possessed the avalanche players
[–]hyperstationjrNJD - NHL 21 points22 points23 points 13 days ago (0 children)
I mean, he didn’t even show up during their playoff run…
[–]TyranitarusMackTOR - NHL 236 points237 points238 points 13 days ago (2 children)
Are you familiar with the fetal position?
[–]SaintAnarchistDET - NHL 759 points760 points761 points 14 days ago (41 children)
I think they cry and blame their star players
[–]slicebigfootMIN - NHL 422 points423 points424 points 14 days ago (15 children)
Don't forget to use star players name when you register for golf tomorrow as a joke but the media thinks it's real.
[+]PissedOffNoInsuranceVGK - Bandwagon 63 points64 points65 points 13 days ago (11 children)
Wait, did this happen?
[–]slicebigfootMIN - NHL 158 points159 points160 points 13 days ago* (9 children)
Here is the link to the thread. The story is that the day after the Leafs were eliminated Mitch Marner had a tee time the next day, and because it's Toronto media they took it an ran assuming it was actually Marner but missing the whole fact that you can put any name you want when you book the tee time.
John (@GrobesChris) Tweeted:
@Theadamo11 @FriedgeHNIC https://t.co/2PXbtadhQO https://twitter.com/GrobesChris/status/1400097415055740931?s=20
[–]mn_sunny 97 points98 points99 points 13 days ago (1 child)
That's an extremely high-quality bamboozle.
[–]noor1717CGY - NHL 30 points31 points32 points 13 days ago (2 children)
Naw you got to pick only one star player and slowly drive them out of town
[–]MetalPunk125 58 points59 points60 points 13 days ago (1 child)
My usual routine is a lot of self-flagellation and questioning my own existence followed by a mental breakdown and the inevitable drooling.
[–]finedontcareTOR - NHL 62 points63 points64 points 13 days ago (1 child)
Mostly we pretend that we're going to be Kraken fans from now on and then come back for another beating next fall. It seriously feels like an abusive relationship.
[–]jkman61494NYR - NHL 384 points385 points386 points 13 days ago (11 children)
Graubauer picked a shitty time to look like Holtby’s backup again
[–]redditfreddit2 57 points58 points59 points 13 days ago (1 child)
That was a nuts collapse. They were talking how crazy good he was and he almost stole game 3 after stealing game 2, then bam! 4 straight losses (not that they were by any means all on him)
[–]RektemlordCAR - NHL 768 points769 points770 points 14 days ago (19 children)
Some idiots really thought the Avs could sweep up until the finals...
It was me, I'm that idiot
[–]probablynotapervTBL - NHL 249 points250 points251 points 14 days ago (3 children)
Jesus, that was only 10 days ago.
[–]brendan87naDAL - NHL 62 points63 points64 points 13 days ago (0 children)
life comes at you fast
[–]SgtorenVGK - NHL 92 points93 points94 points 14 days ago (6 children)
Honestly after game 1 we all did
[–]mdlt97MTL - NHL 1373 points1374 points1375 points 14 days ago2 (44 children)
this meme has aged like milk
[–]jjmutiCOL - NHL 230 points231 points232 points 14 days ago (7 children)
I got the karma and the memeking flair but at what cost? Now we know, sorry for the jinx my brothers
[–]mdlt97MTL - NHL 42 points43 points44 points 13 days ago (1 child)
the karma game is cruel
[–]PierreMcGuiresHair 462 points463 points464 points 14 days ago (1 child)
Almost aged as well as Kadri saying he wouldn't get a 3rd playoff suspension
[–]SplendidMrDuckBUF - NHL 270 points271 points272 points 14 days ago (14 children)
Lmao this as the Meme Monday winner just in time for Colorado to absolutely fall apart was hilarious
[–]jjmutiCOL - NHL 72 points73 points74 points 14 days ago (9 children)
Depends on your point of view....
Maybe I'll find it hilarious in couple weeks
[–]Wayf4rerTBL - NHL 690 points691 points692 points 14 days ago (13 children)
Losing 4 straight, not good.
(We know a thing or two because we've seen a thing or two)
[–]satavvibesCHI - NHL 222 points223 points224 points 14 days ago (0 children)
We are (Lightning), bum ba bum da dum da dum
[–]zcohen17DAL - NHL 1695 points1696 points1697 points 14 days ago (132 children)
I’ve never seen so much talent just disappear like that
[–]EmperorShyvTBL - NHL 1135 points1136 points1137 points 14 days ago (52 children)
Clearly you didn't watch either the Lightning or Penguins play in 2019.
[–]zcohen17DAL - NHL 217 points218 points219 points 14 days ago (0 children)
I kind of forgot y’all did show up to a period or so of game one. After game two of this series, the only way I thought it was ending in six was with Colorado moving on
[–]HaikuWVUWSH - NHL 156 points157 points158 points 13 days ago (31 children)
Or the Caps from 2010 to 2017
[–]JollyRancher29WSH - NHL 95 points96 points97 points 13 days ago (25 children)
And then 2019 to 2021
[–]Ferg8MTL - NHL 13 points14 points15 points 13 days ago (0 children)
Just imagine if you don't win the cup in 2018.
Oh wait, you don't have to imagine, the Sharks exist.
[–]HaikuWVUWSH - NHL 49 points50 points51 points 13 days ago (23 children)
But we won the cup, it’s okay.
[–]eheheNSH - NHL 585 points586 points587 points 13 days ago (32 children)
That's the thing though, the Avs played great, they didn't disappear. They gave Vegas pretty much the max that they could handle, Vegas committed what, like 4??? delay of game penalties because they constantly felt pressured to clear the puck against Colorado's frightening danger offense. This series was 20-18 in goals with both teams getting a few garbage time goals. Their top line produced, their depth produced, they made tons of plays and got tons of quality shots onto Fleury who absolutely gave up 4-5 less goals than he should have in this series. Vegas allowed the least goals of any team this season -- they have 3 defenders who would be the best defender on most teams (Theodore, Martinez, Pietrangelo) and they have a Selke finalist.
The Avs have done nothing wrong, just like the Capitals when they produced elite team after elite team and just lost in great series' against other great teams (Penguins, Rangers teams that were just as good and arguably "underachieved" equally, Canadiens game 7 series, Lightning...) Of course they finally won a cup which goes to show...
There's no shame in losing to an equally good team, if the Avs had 4-5 more shots go in they win and then everyone's just talking about how lethal their speed and playmaking is. They went 35.2% on the powerplay this series, they brought their game and just got edged out by what looks to me like one of the best defensive units assembled in recent memory. It's just tough to win in the NHL, there are always at least 4 REALLY good teams, and then always several more with enough pieces to take a series. And you have to win 3 in a row just to reach the finals.
There are series losses that make you look inward and question everything but this was just a series where someone who didn't deserve to lose in round 2 was going to lose in round 2.
[–]cosmopolis-ANA - NHL 130 points131 points132 points 14 days ago (3 children)
No, Michael. It’s my ILLUSIONS
[–]MusicforEarthwormsTBL - NHL 61 points62 points63 points 14 days ago (2 children)
"Dead hockey team DO NOT EAT!"
[Looks in Avs locker room] Well I don't know what I expected...
[–]HoboWithANerfGunCOL - NHL 283 points284 points285 points 14 days ago (10 children)
Yeah really good defenses will do that.
[–]man_on_hillOTT - NHL 108 points109 points110 points 14 days ago (1 child)
[–]bipbopbeeOshawa Generals - OHL 855 points856 points857 points 14 days ago (26 children)
Remember when we were all young and naive and thought the Avs were unbeatable and would continue steamrolling the league? Adorable
[–]TenpennyturtleAtlanta Thrashers - NHLR 266 points267 points268 points 14 days ago (19 children)
The avs have not proven they can steamroll through the playoffs at all
[–]magicking610PHI - NHL 422 points423 points424 points 14 days ago (4 children)
Well, it was their series to lose... They sure lost it.
[–]pinkpalzBOS - NHL 420 points421 points422 points 14 days ago (11 children)
Avalanche 🤝 Bruins
✨ Being a disappointment ✨
[–]TILostmypasswordTOR - NHL 49 points50 points51 points 13 days ago (2 children)
[–]eff5_EDM - NHL 34 points35 points36 points 13 days ago (1 child)
Glad it’s not us, eh?
[–]Run6COL - NHL 337 points338 points339 points 14 days ago (16 children)
[–]PerliniTheGoatsFanSTL - NHL 640 points641 points642 points 14 days ago (10 children)
This hurts the Avs chances of going 16-0
[+]TheMostRevSTL - NHL 50 points51 points52 points 13 days ago (6 children)
[–]Glass_of_Pork_Soda 10 points11 points12 points 13 days ago (5 children)
[–]Sentenced2BurnMTL - NHL 35 points36 points37 points 14 days ago (0 children)
[–]Maple905TOR - NHL 32 points33 points34 points 13 days ago (0 children)
Nazem Kadri was absolutely invisible this series, he needs to be better.
[–]FailureToExecuteCAR - NHL 405 points406 points407 points 14 days ago (13 children)
Turns out that winning game one 7-1 doesn't automatically win you the series. Who knew?
[–]ohweoewTOR - NHL 196 points197 points198 points 14 days ago (8 children)
Yep. Now 8-1, that's a different story.
[–]MusicforEarthwormsTBL - NHL 192 points193 points194 points 13 days ago2 (6 children)
Now 8-1, that's a different story.
Now 8-1, that's a different story.
That's because 8 rhymes with "great" and "skate." Oh and also "Stanley Cape." Which is what they'd call The Cup if it were a cape instead of a cup.
[–]Cube_ 27 points28 points29 points 13 days ago (1 child)
give me five bees for a quarter, they'd say. Anyways I had an onion on my belt, which was the style at the time.
[–]StormShadow743MTL - NHL 143 points144 points145 points 14 days ago (3 children)
Haha, I’m in danger.
[–]Something_319STL - NHL 86 points87 points88 points 14 days ago (9 children)
The Colorado Avalanche last made a Conference Finals in 2002.
The Toronto Maple Leafs also last made a Conference Finals in 2002.
the more you know it's all kroenke's fault screw that guy
[–]rad_platypusSTL - NHL 12 points13 points14 points 13 days ago (2 children)
can I get a fuck Stan Kroenke
[–]crumbypigeonSEA - NHL 10 points11 points12 points 13 days ago (1 child)
As an Arsenal fan fuck Stan Kroenke
[–]HoboWithANerfGunCOL - NHL 308 points309 points310 points 14 days ago (7 children)
My disappointment is immeasurable, and my day is ruined.
[–]ImExtraCreativeTBL - NHL 86 points87 points88 points 14 days ago (10 children)
When was the last time 3 teams go back to back final 4? that seems exceptionally rare
[–]Rachkfairchild 70 points71 points72 points 13 days ago (4 children)
[–]crc2993DAL - NHL 50 points51 points52 points 13 days ago (1 child)
Fuck. I didn’t even think about that
[–]TheFifthsWordCGY - NHL 167 points168 points169 points 14 days ago (19 children)
Vegas is clearly the favorite now. Guess that means Montreal in 5
[–]avalanche95NYI - Bandwagon 112 points113 points114 points 14 days ago (1 child)
Snow team bad
[–]Point21TBL - NHL 74 points75 points76 points 14 days ago (8 children)
Name a more iconic duo,
Leafs and the first round
Avs and the second round
[–]Red_Sea_PedestrianWSH - NHL 95 points96 points97 points 13 days ago (1 child)
Kadri and playoff suspensions
[–]Awolfx9COL - NHL 354 points355 points356 points 14 days ago (38 children)
Avs lost this series when they choked the 2 goal lead in game 5. And tonight they showed they had no business going further. Couldn’t get any saves from Grubauer and Bednar still thought playing Patrik fucking Nemeth was a good coaching decision. Avs simply are not good enough. Will they be? That’s up to them. But this season overall feels like a gigantic waste.
[–]ChaoticKeysANA - NHL 91 points92 points93 points 14 days ago (0 children)
I actually thinking dropping game 4 the way they did was it. Vegas took that momentum and never let it go.
[–]UnhealthyCheesecakeVGK - NHL 66 points67 points68 points 14 days ago (1 child)
And the Avs almost went up 3-0 in the series too. If they just hold onto Game 3 how different this series could’ve been
[–]Cualquiera10COL - NHL 12 points13 points14 points 13 days ago (0 children)
I agree that was a big momentum shift
[–]tortusCOL - NHL 130 points131 points132 points 14 days ago (4 children)
I honestly can't think of a worse period from the Avs than game 5's period 3.
[–]Trumpets22 13 points14 points15 points 14 days ago (0 children)
They’re a fast team. It’s not easy playing 3 good periods against them.
[–]mushiexlCBJ - NHL 1063 points1064 points1065 points 14 days ago (67 children)
lets recap who was able to force a game 7 against Vegas.
who really was the better team?? 🤔🤔🤔
[–]MooreGold 250 points251 points252 points 14 days ago (8 children)
Vancouver last year too
And SJS in years past.
Avs confirmed worst of all the above teams
[–]Blu3b3Rr1VGK - NHL 147 points148 points149 points 13 days ago (6 children)
“Save by Demko” will forever give me PTSD
[–]PayneTrain181999MIN - NHL 246 points247 points248 points 14 days ago (1 child)
Also we have Kirill 😍
[–]PerliniTheGoatsFanSTL - NHL 208 points209 points210 points 14 days ago (11 children)
If only the Avs had a second line center that could help counter Vegas’ depth…
ps fuck Stan Kroenke
[–]HoboWithANerfGunCOL - NHL 54 points55 points56 points 14 days ago (6 children)
really would like to see the alternate reality where he's not out. Not sure it would have been enough, but maybe it makes just enough difference.
[–]Charl3magneTOR - NHL 61 points62 points63 points 14 days ago (1 child)
I remember typing this exact same comment
[–]Antrix32VGK - Bandwagon 183 points184 points185 points 14 days ago (8 children)
Couldn't even let Fleury have his goal SMH
[–]glovesoff11PIT - NHL 133 points134 points135 points 14 days ago (5 children)
You know he wanted that sooo bad. I think the building would've imploded if he scored.
[–]dont_panic80 37 points38 points39 points 13 days ago (0 children)
[–]lonewolf210VGK - NHL 50 points51 points52 points 13 days ago (0 children)
There legit might have been fans trying to storm the ice
[–]timothyrobinVAN - NHL 375 points376 points377 points 14 days ago (157 children)
Colorado losing this series is very interesting because it seems like they were being idolized as the “model” to follow for all other teams coming out of 2020-21.
Instead of being the model—what lesson do you think the Avs will learn about their roster construction? What lessons will other teams around the league learn from the Avs experience?
[–]PewterPplEaterTBL - NHL 567 points568 points569 points 14 days ago* (13 children)
This post reads like an assignment for a paper you have to write in school lol
[–]timothyrobinVAN - NHL 99 points100 points101 points 14 days ago (6 children)
Bonus marks if you use the term “Dickensian” in your answer.
[–]No-Offer-6879VAN - NHL 19 points20 points21 points 13 days ago (1 child)
His notebook was empty
[–]Sam_SoperWPG - NHL 75 points76 points77 points 13 days ago (1 child)
In conclusion, the history of the Colorado Avalanche is one of many ups and downs as seen in the mountain range.
[–]notapunkCOL - NHL 56 points57 points58 points 14 days ago (14 children)
Being fast isn't the be all end all. If a team figure out how to shut that speed down like Vegas did in the neutral zone you need a plan B - which we didn't have.
[–]ThatLineOfTripletsTBL - NHL 19 points20 points21 points 13 days ago (3 children)
The Lightning learned this lesson like 4 times before they finally won the cup. It took a lot of tinkering and roster changes but they eventually found a balance and can play pretty much any way the other team wants and just do it better than them.
[–]daishi777COL - NHL 26 points27 points28 points 13 days ago (1 child)
I think Colorado D is still very young. They'll learn and develop. A 2c that doesn't get kicked out would have been cool because Compher is barely a 3c.
They lost to a very good team (tied 1st) that got pretty lucky on a lot of bounces. It happens.
The mistake would be blowing it up. They need to stay together and learn
[–]brmgp1NJD - NHL 68 points69 points70 points 14 days ago (9 children)
My opinion is that teams end up chasing that "gritty" style they feel is needed in the playoff often to their own detriment. I do think a lot of gritty teams have success in the playoffs moreso than the regular season. But if that's not your style, I don't think it makes sense to swap some of your speed and skill for some grinding fourth liners. You end up losing your identity a bit.
I think Colorado just ran into a beast and just didn't beat them. I wouldn't change much about the roster construction honestly, this team is a wagon.
[–]Fresh-Illustrator662VAN - NHL 235 points236 points237 points 14 days ago (35 children)
It’s not rocket science imo. Playoff hockey is different. You have to get greasy, as cliche as it sounds.
You need a guy parked in front of the net pushing around defensemen. You need your guys grinding in corners and along the half wall. That’s how you can burn the low zone collapse. By winning a board battle when they overload.
You gotta play that tough, dirty hockey. There’s no choice in the matter. Firing off 30 shots from the outside just isn’t gonna cut it. You can’t rely on rushes and the powerplay either.
Colorado isn’t a soft team. Their star forwards are all big, tough boys. It’s just the system that’s the problem, imo. It’s great if you wanna win a presidents trophy. Not so much the cup.
[–]rookie-mistakeWPG - NHL 216 points217 points218 points 14 days ago (10 children)
Playoff hockey is different. You have to get greasy, as cliche as it sounds.
Playoff hockey is different. You have to get greasy, as cliche as it sounds.
I don't think it sounds cliche, it's true. It's like the NHL spends the regular season finding out which 16 teams are the best at one kind of hockey, and then spends the playoffs figuring out which of those is the best with a different rulebook. Kinda silly, imo
[–]WithinaReverieWSH - NHL 18 points19 points20 points 13 days ago (0 children)
One of us one of us one of us
[–]PM_STOCKS_TO_BUYTOR - NHL 172 points173 points174 points 14 days ago (13 children)
president's curse lives on
[–]Maxpowr9VGK - Bandwagon 50 points51 points52 points 14 days ago (7 children)
It's hilarious through the years that teams that win the President's Trophy are likely to get eliminated in the 2nd round.
[–]Less_CowbellTBL - NHL 122 points123 points124 points 13 days ago (2 children)
Yes….the 2nd round ……..
[–]eliar91VAN - NHL 14 points15 points16 points 13 days ago (0 children)
Man you guys saved the 2012 Canucks from a lifetime of memes.
[–]mdlt97MTL - NHL 140 points141 points142 points 14 days ago (7 children)
Atleast kadri will be fresh next season
[–]nascar991134CHI - NHL 81 points82 points83 points 14 days ago (17 children)
[–]BreakFromAdsNYI - NHL 34 points35 points36 points 14 days ago (3 children)
The new Capitals West
[–]nmilliniWSH - NHL 24 points25 points26 points 14 days ago (6 children)
Capitals actually beat the Golden Knights in the playoffs, though.
[–]II_Keyez_IICOL - NHL 47 points48 points49 points 14 days ago (0 children)
Top move by the Avalanche to sacrifice Vegas to get swept by the Habs in the next round and save themselves.
[–]_nordstar_MIN - NHL 14 points15 points16 points 13 days ago (1 child)
That was quite the collapse of Colorado, one could call it an avalanche.
[+]TheMostRevSTL - NHL 15 points16 points17 points 13 days ago (0 children)
Happy days. Fuck Kroenke.
[–]NonSequiturWalnutDAL - NHL 132 points133 points134 points 14 days ago (5 children)
An incredible hyped Avalanche team and a second round exit. Name a more iconic duo
[–]LordOfHornsMIN - NHL 61 points62 points63 points 14 days ago (0 children)
[–]DeadlyChinchillaMTL - NHL 236 points237 points238 points 14 days ago (35 children)
Damn, the Avs falling for the 3rd straight time in the 2nd
They are officially chokers, the baton was passed from Caps to TBL to the Avs
[–]jjmutiCOL - NHL 46 points47 points48 points 14 days ago (6 children)
That pattern ends with a stanley cup at some point right?
[–]TheGreatSpagettCOL - NHL 31 points32 points33 points 13 days ago (0 children)
Hope so. Please.
[–]noor1717CGY - NHL 22 points23 points24 points 13 days ago (1 child)
[–]obelisk29TBL - NHL 23 points24 points25 points 14 days ago (0 children)
Hey now, we never choked in the 2’nd round.
[–]FronterrificTBL - NHL 156 points157 points158 points 14 days ago (16 children)
Sharks are in a league of their own though lol
[–]ThePareMTL - NHL 52 points53 points54 points 14 days ago (0 children)
They have their own log they choke on. No puny baton.
[–]markusalkemus66MTL - Bandwagon 93 points94 points95 points 13 days ago (26 children)
Friendship ended with Colorado. Now Montreal is my best friend.
[–]PropuhganduhCOL - NHL 37 points38 points39 points 14 days ago (1 child)
Well this fucking sucks.
[–]bobby_booch 53 points54 points55 points 14 days ago (1 child)
Looks like the Caps passed their second round curse to the Avs.
[–]Raven475COL - NHL 81 points82 points83 points 13 days ago* (17 children)
Hey Vegas fans. I was at your game as an avs fan. And you were all pretty respectful and nice to me and my boy. You aren't the worst fans. Gg.
Edit: seen some wild shit on Twitter that contradicts this. Why be mean when you won. Who knows.
[–]DontdothatfuckerMIN - NHL 168 points169 points170 points 14 days ago (13 children)
Mild brought the knights to 7 at least
[–]LordOfHornsMIN - NHL 140 points141 points142 points 14 days ago (4 children)
WHO IS MILD NOW
[–]IgnatiusPabulumNYI - NHL 64 points65 points66 points 14 days ago (1 child)
You know, the Winnesota Mild.
[–]MJA182VGK - NHL 175 points176 points177 points 14 days ago (9 children)
[–]COOTIE_CATTOR - NHL 116 points117 points118 points 14 days ago (5 children)
[–]CarlSwagan_PIT - NHL 34 points35 points36 points 14 days ago (0 children)
Yet another top opponent beaten off
[–]glovesoff11PIT - NHL 13 points14 points15 points 14 days ago (0 children)
Dude's had a rough few days.
[–]physicsguy24BOS - NHL 91 points92 points93 points 14 days ago (11 children)
u/ClinchingBot: "The Boston Bruins have clinched 'not being the biggest playoff disappointment in 2021' in 12 games."
[–]theaspiringchimpEDM - NHL 37 points38 points39 points 13 days ago (5 children)
Don’t think the Bruins had that title to begin with… you guys made the second round
[–]nascar991134CHI - NHL 50 points51 points52 points 14 days ago (4 children)
Have you ever seen Girard win the league?
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