Can Avs win at home against Dallas?
Posted: Tuesday June 01, 1999 10:52 PM
CNN/SI.com asked users whether the Avalanche could win at home against the Dallas Stars. Here are selected responses:
NO, it is that simple. Dallas will win Tuesday night and then take it
home on Friday.
Colorado's play at home has been abhorrent; however, with their backs
against the wall, they have achieved two important home victories. Against
the Sharks, with the series at 3-2, they played tough and clinched the
series at home. Against Detroit, once again losing all home games to that
point, they were 3-2 and took the final home game to win the series. Expect
the same against a tough Dallas team tomorrow night. Go Avs!!
No, the AVS will not be able to win enough at home to win the series. They
have already lost one at home, and the other game at home almost went into
double OT. The problem is the STARS themselves. Nwiewendyk, Hatcher, Ried,
Modano, Hull, etc.
I just don't know what else a team needs to win the Stanley cup. Superstar
players like Forsberg and Sakic, Star players like Lemiuex, Deadmarsh,
Kamensky and Ozolinsh, Two rookie players like Drury and Hejduk, together
with one of the best goalies in Roy. If they could beat Red Wings, They can
beat any other team too. No matter where they are playing, McNichols Arena
or anywhere else. They have won game 4, and they will win in game 6 if they
Yes. The Avs showed they can win the big game at home by beating both the
Red Wings and Sharks in game 5 in Denver. The question is whether or not
they believe they can do it again. Their biggest problem seems to be that
they try too hard for the big check and the perfect play to excite their
fans. If they play smart, disciplined hockey at home like they do on the
road, they will be extremely difficult to beat. Otherwise, they might want
to start making their summer plans early.
Stars will maintain control of this series because Belfour has taken away
what was supposed to be Colorado's advantage in goal. He has been
outstanding in the playoffs, and I see no reason to expect this to change.
Unless a top Stars player is lost to injury, they will win this series.
I've been a Stars season ticket holder for 4 years now. The Key to the
Stars season this year has been depth. They have depth at every position.
Other than depth, the overall team health has been great. They haven't had
many injuries. They are healthy now and seem to be peaking.
Dallas has proved all along they are the best hockey team in the game
right now. Overall they have played good hockey against teams throughout
the league. Most people still don't give the Stars much respect. I guess
they need to win the cup to prove it once and for all.
One only has to look at the Red Wing series to figure out if the Avalanche
can win this battle. There is just to much talent on this team for them to
roll over. Avs in 7.
No, they won't. Dallas is the best team in the NHL, hands down. They have
not been given any real respect by most fans or the media. I don't have to
make a case; they are already proving it.
Probably not. The Stars seem to have found the key to the Avalanches in
the second half of game two by playing an aggressive, attacking game with
alot of hussle. Even though the stars looked a bit winded in the middle of
game three, they have remembered their strength and won't forget again this
Of course they can! Let's not forget that the AVS were down 2-0 to Detroit
and came back with AVSvengence.
Can the Avalanche come back? Haven't they already proven they can come
back from a deficit? Yes, the Avalanche have been "cold" on the offensive
end of the ice, but it is only a matter of time before the likes of
Forsberg, Sakic, Fleury, Lemieux, Deadmarsh, Hejduk, Drury and company
light it up again and again. Ask any Detroit Red Wing if the Avs can
bounce back and show some offensive firepower. I think we all know the
answer to that question.
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