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The Colorado Avalanche appear emotionally exhausted

Jeff Chapman of Copper & Blue joins the MHH Lab to talk Avalanche vs. Oilers.

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The Avalanche are desperate for a win in Edmonton, and our 10th LAB is all about what it will take for Colorado to do just that. Ezra Parter hosts this episode with Jackie Kay, Jacob Weindling, and Evan Liu making up the panel. Joined by Jeff Chapman, the Editor of Copper & Blue, to discuss the vibe in Edmonton heading into tonight’s game in Alberta.

The outlook in Colorado seems to be shifting amidst a five-game losing streak and heading into a matchup with Connor McDavid and the Edmonton Oilers. The Avalanche put on a few displays of frustration against the Vancouver Canucks as the cracks in their lineup become more and more apparent. Our poll of the week asked fans which Injury has most negatively affected Colorado’s success and the overwhelming response favored Gabe Landeskog. Evan Liu played devils advocate and made a strong case for Valeri Nichushkin and Jackie Kay validated the impact of Bowen Byram’s absence.


The results of our POLL OF THE WEEK showed that the Colorado Avalanche are really missing Gabe Landeskog and Valeri Nichushkin. #ColoradoAvalanche #NHL #GoAvsGo

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Our guest Jeff Chapman joined the program and mentioned not faulting Ken Holland for going after Jeff Campbell. He thinks that some of the “cap-eating” moves have been a bit more questionable. Jackie asked if the Oilers have done a good job of integrating their youth, but it sounds like things haven’t changed much as many of Edmonton’s prospects spend a lot of time in the AHL.

We did a pseudo satiric live poll asking fans if the Avalanche should be tanking for Connor Bedard who is slated to be selected first overall in the upcoming NHL Entry draft. Fans are clearly frustrated as solid percentage voted to suggest the Avs should be tanking. Jacob thinks half of those votes were ironic with the other half being fueled by rage. Followers gave us some entertaining responses on twitter as well, thank you for participating!

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