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PostPosted: Fri Sep 14, 2018 4:36 pm 
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Some initial notes as training camp time is upon us...

Bednar said Tyson Jost was "too slow" last season (this is from a Dater tweet) and needed to slim down and get quicker. Jost switched trainers to Andy O'Brien this offseason and it appears to have worked.

The guy who'll likely be his winger, Alex Kerfoot, looks like he's also coming into camp in optimal condition. Everyone's got him pegged for regression, I think he'll surprise a few folks. No way he can maintain that ridiculous shooting % but he's already made a point of saying he needs to get the puck on net more.

Nikita Zadorov, still recovering from offseason shoulder surgery wore a non-contact jersey, then proceeded to initiate contact with everyone. :laugh:

Tyson Barrie pulled a muscle, they said it shouldn't be serious. Of course Mark Barberio had some minor pull that ended up costing him around a third of the season, so you could understand Avs fans being a bit uneasy about this.


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From Friedman:

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14. You’ll remember that Washington traded defenceman Brooks Orpik to Colorado at the draft. The Avalanche bought out Orpik from the one season remaining on his contract, and he went back to the Capitals one month later. Savings for Washington: $4 million in cap space. A couple of weeks ago, the league notified the individual clubs that it reviewed the situation, and explained its concerns. Teams viewed the memo as a warning, that if the NHL could make an example of someone, it would.


All this over a goddamn defenseman who's probably should be 7th on a depth chart. Give it a rest. I'm sure this will be addressed in the next CBA.


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PostPosted: Sun Sep 16, 2018 12:49 pm 
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Reportedly Sammy Girard put on SIXTEEN pounds of muscle this offseason and by all accounts actually looks faster. Guess someone didn't take well to his old team taking runs at him in the defensive zone in the playoffs.


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PostPosted: Sun Sep 16, 2018 3:03 pm 
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Ruh-roh...

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Weird moment at the end of day. EJ slammed the bench door coming off and then smashed his stick against the wall heading to the locker room..
Dont want to speculate but definetly ominous


https://twitter.com/AvalancheReview/sta ... 5119876096


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One thing's for sure about Bednar: While he thankfully doesn't overvalue talentless grinders like so many of his fellow bench bosses, he is pretty clear that he wants his people to show up to start the year motivated and in prime physical condition. Nikita Zadorov was in less-than-ideal shape when he showed up last year and promptly landed in the doghouse. Now Bednar is hinting that he needs to see some motivation from Vlad Kamenev, who was acquired as part of the Duchene deal. Kam's got all the talent, but I'm of the understanding he isn't always the hardest worker out there. He's got a few more days and at least one more preseason game to prove he belongs. Unfortunately if he gets reassigned to the minors he'll likely just bolt for the KHL.


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