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Colorado Avalanche
@ Calgary Flames

Wednesday, Oct 28, 2009, 6:30 PM PDT
Pengrowth Saddledome

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It's the battle of the unsustainable this evening! Which will win out - the Flames NHL best SH% or the Avs NHL best SV%? Stay tuned!

The crowd at Milehigh Hockey are understandably jazzed about their team's start. And so they should be. It's oddly appropriate that goaltending is carrying Colorado currently, because it's goaltending that probably sunk the club more than anything else last year. They have Budaj and Raycroft to "thank" for the impressive Matt Duchene I'd say.

The kids have looked good for the Avs thus far but, frankly, if Colorado continues to win with this line-up:

Wolski-Stastny-Hejduk

TJ Galiardi-Duchene-Svatos

Durno-O'Reilly-Willsie

Then a bunch of us would have to re-evaluate all our assumptions about creating winning hockey teams. As I mentioned in the pre-game thread, Ryan Wilson is the Avs 6th defenseman currently. He would battle to be the 6th defenseman in Abbotsford if he was still in the Flames system.

This can't last. But nowhere is it written that it has to end tonight.

Let's see who continues to ride the percentage train...