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Dater Column: Injuries (and special teams) helped doom Avs

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EDMONTON, ALBERTA – Too many injuries. Just too many injuries. For the Avs of 2019-20, that should be the unfortunate title to their season highlight film. Either that, or “The Valiant Bunch.”

What the Avs did in this second-round series with the Dallas Stars was pretty damn remarkable. They lost SEVEN regular players from the start of Game 1 to today’s Game 7. And yet they just kept battling, kept extending the series, kept outplaying the Stars for significant portions of games.

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Adrian Dater - Kiss and Larry Bird fan. Writer with @Gambling and @Bookies. Previously Denver Post, SI, Bleacher Report to name just a few.

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