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GDT: Avalanche at Jets 11/23/15, Game 21

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Good evening ladies and gentlemen! Your Colorado Avalanche take on The Jets of Winnipeg tonight in the city without a park. Game time is 8:00pm in the ET, 6:00pm in the Mountain and can be seen on Altitude and GCL. Moser's radio call will be available from the Avs site as usual.

The Avs are at the quarter-pole of the season and sit in a flat-footed tie for last in the NHL with the Edmonton Oilers. The optimist in me sees improvement in a few key areas and a little stagnation in some others. The pessimist in me sees a directionless mentally fragile team that chronically underachieves relative to their capabilities. If there is a light at the end of the tunnel, it's probably a locomotive heading our way at full speed.
As fans we're faced with some options. For those that enjoy being happy, we can watch Mack & Dutch score goals and Grigo go from throw-in to solid NHL player and maybe even look at the progress of youngsters like Rantanen, Zadorov, Bigras & Siemens. For those that enjoy being miserable, we can bemoan every transaction made in the last 5 years, make fantasy trades that will never happen and pick apart the play of every single player that makes a mistake. There's really something for everyone here, just because the Avs are incredibly frustrating to root for doesn't mean there isn't fun to be had for the next 5 months.

Projectile lineup

Attack

Landy - Mack - Dutch
Bad Andy - Grigo - Iggy
Cody - Soda - Como
Evs - Wagner - SkilSaw

D

Beauch - EJ
Holden - Barrie
Gormley - Redmond

Guardiens

Varly
Yogi

Scratched: Guenin (nacho), Malkin (oblique)
Injured: Stuart (back), Street (chest), Tanguay (knee), Winchester (UBI)