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Projected Avalanche and Blues lines for Game 1, betting lines



Finally, some Avs hockey again. Tonight, Ball Arena, Game 1, Round 2, St. Louis Blues. All the talking has been done. Time to play some hockey. Jared Bednar, in keeping with his policy of late, is not disclosing his lineup for Game 1. So, these Avalanche lines are our best projections:








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We don’t know if Andrew Cogliano will actually be in Game 1 or not. If not, I would suspect Darren Helm will be there. But he was in the lineup regularly before getting hurt, and he’s cleared again. So, we’ll see on that.

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For the Blues:

As you can see from the tweets above from Blues beat writer Jim Thomas of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, the Blues are going with 11 forwards and seven D-men. They did that in the Wild series too.

Jordan Binnington will start in goal for the Blues.

What are the betting lines on Game 1?

At SuperBook Colorado, Avs are -210 favorites (that means you have to bet $210 to win a $100 profit). There are some attractive odds boosts available too. That’s where you can make some real money.

Stay up late tonight, for a lot of content on this here site, kids. I hope I have happy words to write.

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Conventional practice is to stick with the winning lineup, so I’m not surprised by the scratches of Newhook, et al., but expect a rotation of tools from the tool box in the event of a loss. I’m not expecting a sweep round 2.

Kuemper > Binnington? Kadri’s time to shine? We’ll see!

Super psyched! (Even got a free burrito from Chipotle yesterday for wearing an Avs jersey…)

Yan Girard

Binnington won Stanley Cup. Kuemper is still unproven. Avs must capitalize on their scoring chances. Avs must end this serie quickly and not give confidence at St-Louis. In reality, Avs are too strong for St-Louis if Avs play at their real potential.

Yan Girard

It’s why I am expecting that Kuemper stops some pucks 😀

Last edited 6 months ago by Alexander A.

well that’s about the only talking point blues fans have. That, and they won a Stanley Cup recently with only about 60% of the same players as they have today.

Cal G

Or six

Charlie Anderson

lets get it on

Sean Washington

Happy words when the Avs play a full 60-minutes and finish the game with a solid Victory!

Sean Washington

Jarod Badner better have done some deeeeeeeep discussions with Sakic, and any other former Av cup winner. Cannot stick to one style in the playoff. Improvise or be cast out! Badner has been cast out the last three post-seasons*, let’s pray not again.

*Sometimes the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over!

John Klingenstein

Kinda like making the same nonsensical comment over and over again eh. Yeah after developing and perfecting their game for last few years and then having been the best team over that time, they should do somthing different when it counts. It goes somthing more like this.

Last edited 6 months ago by John Klingenstein
Ted Grycel

Here’s the million dollar question, “Do the Av’s really have the heart of a champion”?

Cal G

You mean there might be playoff hockey on tonight? Hellz!

Gary Batman

God damn MacTurnover strikes again! Lazy clearing attempt, turnover, weird bounce, ROR scores! MacTurnover for Sulkie!

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