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Old 04-14-2019, 09:38 AM   #1
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Icon25 Avs sign Cale Makar

As expected the Avs have signed 2017 4th OA pick, Hobey Baker winner, and Calgarian Cale Makar to his ELC.

He is joining the Avs immediately and therefore burns a year of his contract and eligible to play for the Avs in the playoffs. If he plays a game in the playoffs it will make him eligible for the upcoming expansion draft.

https://www.nhl.com/avalanche/news/a...ct/c-306747474
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Old 04-14-2019, 09:45 AM   #2
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Old 04-14-2019, 09:50 AM   #3
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It will be interesting to see if Valimaki gets into the lineup. Same draft class, Iím sure heíd love to play against Makar.

Fantenberg seems a little slow to deal with the speedy Avs forwards.
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It will be interesting to see if Valimaki gets into the lineup. Same draft class, Iím sure heíd love to play against Makar.



Fantenberg seems a little slow to deal with the speedy Avs forwards.


It would be very dumb by the flames to not use Valimaki


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Old 04-14-2019, 11:11 AM   #5
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Great...now the Avs will be adding an ultra dynamic puck moving defenseman, that shouldnít help them at all....


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Old 04-14-2019, 11:26 AM   #6
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Well he may be able to slide right into Girards spot.
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Old 04-14-2019, 11:48 AM   #7
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Rookie that's never played a NHL game let alone a pro game forced into the lineup in a pivotal game during playoffs against the number one team in the west.

It also forces the Avs to protect him in the expansion draft.

Win win.
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Old 04-14-2019, 11:59 AM   #8
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we'll see... kid is clearly talented.

stepping in as a defenseman in the NHL playoffs is a significant jump up...
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Old 04-14-2019, 12:02 PM   #9
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I personally was hoping this wouldn’t happen. He’s a really good player.

He isn’t going to make the series go one way or another though. Yet.
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That has never played pro, let alone NHL regular season, let alone NHL playoffs.

FFS.
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Old 04-14-2019, 12:07 PM   #11
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Excellent give him his welcome to the NHL moment by leaving a smoking Makar shaped hole in the boards.
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Old 04-14-2019, 12:09 PM   #12
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Great the Avs are adding a dynmaic puck moving defensemen to their lineup that's never played against NHL speed or power. I doubt he see's anything more then some power play time, because putting a college kid out on a regular shift against NHL players is just asking to be a mismatch.


This isn't a fourth line winger coming up from college that you can hide in your lineup. The Flames have good skill and speed and firepower on all lines.
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He also hasn't practiced with team yet, learned their systems, or been involved in opposition video prep and scouting. Don't think there's anything to worry about. Quite the opposite.
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That has never played pro, let alone NHL regular season, let alone NHL playoffs.

FFS.


Yeah normally I would say thatís fine and dandy, but the Flames have looked awful through 2 games to me. Thereís been some decent stretches, but not nearly enough for a 1 vs 8 match up. Cale Makar should help the Avs even more so on the puck moving side and on their PP that hasnít capitalized yet. So thatís a scary thought right there. I canít imagine him just completely sucking based on what Iíve seen from him.

I would love to see him turn the puck over a bunch and for us to take advantage though, that would be fantastic.


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Yeah normally I would say thatís fine and dandy, but the Flames have looked awful through 2 games to me. Thereís been some decent stretches, but not nearly enough for a 1 vs 8 match up. Cale Makar should help the Avs even more so on the puck moving side and on their PP that hasnít capitalized yet. So thatís a scary thought right there. I canít imagine him just completely sucking based on what Iíve seen from him.

I would love to see him turn the puck over a bunch and for us to take advantage though, that would be fantastic.


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Kid who's never played a game is going straight to the powerplay?
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Kid who's never played a game is going straight to the powerplay?
If girard is out, yup.
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Old 04-14-2019, 01:07 PM   #17
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He’ll help them but I can’t help but feel his impact on this series will be negligible. I could be totally wrong about that, but this doesn’t make me fear them any more or any less.
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Probably a downgrade on Girard for many of the reasons listed above (no experience in the the league or with the team) but still an upgrade on their extra dmen (Barberio, Graves, etc.)

I expect to see something along these lines

Zadorov-Barrie
Makar-Johnson
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It sounds like he’ll eventually be a good player for them, but if I’m an Avs fan my expectations would be very low right now. NCAA defencemen don’t just step in and play on a new team and in a new system, especially in the playoffs. He’ll likely be given limited sheltered minutes until he gets comfortable — don’t want him getting torched before he even has a chance to figure things out.
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Can you imagine being in your first NHL game and grabbing the puck behind your own net only to look up and see Sam Bennett bearing down on you? Lol.
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