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GDT: Avalanche vs Flames 9/28/2014, Pre-season Game 5

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Good afternoon ladies and gentlemen! Your Colorado Avalanche take on the Flames of Calgary tonight in the final pre-season game of the year at the Pepsi Center.

Game time is 6:00 pm in the MT, there is radio available only for those in-state, unless someone thoughtful has hooked up the correct wires to NHL.com [Hint: They haven't]. So us poor SOB's outside Colorful Colorado will have to make do with the Calgary radio call. Fuck yeah.

The Avs look to build on their tepid 0-4 start with a roster I'll describe as "heavy-topped & light-bottomed":

Attack

ROR - Duchene - Iginla

Landy - Mack - Tanguay

Aggz - Hish - Rendulic

Schumacher - Henley - Maggio

D

Stuart - Johnson

Hejda - Barrie

Holden - Elliott

Guardiens

Varly

Pickard

The bottom 6 look to me like a preview of the Monsters 1st and 4th lines, and since the Flames roster has a very Adirondack feel we can call this half a Monsters pre-season game too. The bright side is wherever you can find it.

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Rematch on Tuesday night at Calgary. Bonne chance!