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07:20 AM ET 06.27 | If Patrick Roy and Joe Sakic are to be taken at face value, Nathan MacKinnon will likely go first overall this weekend. As much as I love this new attitude of transparency (the Avs under Pierre Lacroix would state their plans publicly about as often as there are snow days at Arizona schools), I'm officially a bit of a skeptic right now. It's starting to seem a little too coincidental, all this openness about their draft intentions. Here's why. The Florida Panthers, according to some of the intelligence I've gathered, really want MacKinnon -- maybe enough to give up a good roster player and/or prospect to trade up from their No. 2 position. ... Some believe Avs coach Patrick Roy actually prefers Jonathan Drouin.

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June 27, 2013  07:49 AM ET

I'm guessing Adrian Dater (who wrote the article for the Denver Post) has never been to Flagstaff Az. I mean if a city has ski resorts well.....

June 27, 2013  08:02 AM ET
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I'm guessing Adrian Dater (who wrote the article for the Denver Post) has never been to Flagstaff Az. I mean if a city has ski resorts well.....

I was about to say...

I've been through Flagstaff when it was damn near impassable. This dude needs to work on his analogies.

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June 27, 2013  08:20 AM ET
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He could've just gone with Florida and be done with it. Instead...

Where's Florida?

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June 27, 2013  08:36 AM ET
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One of those dull, barren places. Like Saskatchewan, only less interesting.

They speak English in Saskatchewan

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June 27, 2013  08:44 AM ET
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One of those dull, barren places. Like Saskatchewan, only less interesting.

Too many chain smoking, sun baked Canucks wearing speedos down here anways. We don't need one more.

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June 27, 2013  09:04 AM ET
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I'm guessing Adrian Dater (who wrote the article for the Denver Post) has never been to Flagstaff Az. I mean if a city has ski resorts well.....

shocking really...I've read other pieces written by Dater and they are usually well thought out and meticulously written

June 27, 2013  09:09 AM ET
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shocking really...I've read other pieces written by Dater and they are usually well thought out and meticulously written

There was a pro golf tournament earlier this year north of Tuscon where tee times were delayed because of snow on the course.

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June 27, 2013  09:26 AM ET
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The problem is that because places like Tuscon are so un-used to and ill-equipped for snow, they will call a snow day for paltry amounts on the ground.

Maybe Dater just figured that Lacroix did say things publicly every now and then so he used the AZ reference.

But I've never heard of any them calling in the Army. :-)

Cue the derisive laughter at To***to......

June 27, 2013  09:30 AM ET
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Maybe Dater just figured that Lacroix did say things publicly every now and then so he used the AZ reference.

or maybe Dater is just a lazy sod and was trying to be funny.....

June 27, 2013  09:39 AM ET
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Where's Florida?

Just a tad south of Newfoundland.

June 27, 2013  09:50 AM ET
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shocking really...I've read other pieces written by Dater and they are usually well thought out and meticulously written

I enjoy reading him as well and was just as surprised.

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June 27, 2013  09:54 AM ET

They're nuts if they don't take the latest superstar from Coal 'arbour. Hockey gods hicupped out a second strike this time. Sorry Pantyers it looks like Popeye Jr or Drouin.

June 27, 2013  09:57 AM ET

Why wouldn't Tallon want a super defenceman - A-merrycornish to boot?

 
June 27, 2013  10:04 AM ET
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Is it still snowing out west? Spring doesn't usually set til July, right?

They don't call it Lotusland for nothing Danny.

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