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07:28 AM ET 11.11 | Early in the third period Sunday night against the Capitals, the Avalanche were about to close out nearly a minute of a 5-on-3 disadvantage. [The] chant saluted Colorado's goaltender. "VAR-LY, VAR-LY ..." Semyon Varlamov finished with 33 saves in the Avalanche's 4-1 win and seemed to slow down, and perhaps even eliminate, speculation that the events of the past two weeks were beginning to affect his play. "It's a huge win, especially against my old team," Varlamov said. ... There's more involved there than hockey, of course, and I'm not dismissing the serious nature of the domestic violence allegations made by his former girlfriend, Evgeniya Vavrinyuk. But that's what they are at this point -- allegations -- as we await word of whether Varlamov will be officially charged, and if so, with what.

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November 11, 2013  08:17 AM ET

It's amazing what "fans" are willing to overlook AND how quickly others are willing to crucify. The facts will come out but there seems to be a lot of "smoke" here.

November 11, 2013  08:45 AM ET
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It's amazing what "fans" are willing to overlook AND how quickly others are willing to crucify. The facts will come out but there seems to be a lot of "smoke" here.

It's what fans do.

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November 11, 2013  09:05 AM ET
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I prefer to stay Incognito on this subject.

lol - an odd play on words for someone with a photo of himself and Rob Ford on the internet. :)

November 11, 2013  09:11 AM ET
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I prefer to stay Incognito on this subject.

well played sir...

November 11, 2013  09:24 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

It's amazing what "fans" are willing to overlook AND how quickly others are willing to crucify. The facts will come out but there seems to be a lot of "smoke" here.

If you are winning and playing well, the fans will overlook a lot of "nonsense." If you start losing, out come the torches and pitch forks.

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November 11, 2013  09:39 AM ET
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If you are winning and playing well, the fans will overlook a lot of "nonsense." If you start losing, out come the torches and pitch forks.

+100....

November 11, 2013  09:48 AM ET

What has St.Patrick put in the water in Denver? His goalies are playing out of their minds.

November 11, 2013  09:49 AM ET
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Ray Lewis murdered human beings and won two Super Bowls.

...the 'redemption' super bowl was particularly annoying.

November 11, 2013  09:53 AM ET
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If you are winning and playing well, the fans will overlook a lot of "nonsense." If you start losing, out come the torches and pitch forks.

So true.

November 11, 2013  09:54 AM ET
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Did he set his girlfriend on fire now?

Nah. He wouldn't do that. His dad has ... connections that can take care of such stuff and their names aren't Jeff, Tanya Harding and Shawn either. They'd more like Arkady, Spartak, Ignaty and Arseny. ;-)

November 11, 2013  09:55 AM ET
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lol - an odd play on words for someone with a photo of himself and Rob Ford on the internet. :)

Is there a goat somewhere in that picture? :-)

November 11, 2013  09:58 AM ET
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What has St.Patrick put in the water in Denver? His goalies are playing out of their minds.

ummm...perhaps a recent "legalisation" vote hadan impact?

November 11, 2013  10:12 AM ET
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ummm...perhaps a recent "legalisation" vote had an impact?

I don't think it's classified as a PED. :)

November 11, 2013  10:34 AM ET
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I don't think it's classified as a PED. :)

But still illegal in the pee?

November 11, 2013  10:39 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

It's amazing what "fans" are willing to overlook AND how quickly others are willing to crucify. The facts will come out but there seems to be a lot of "smoke" here.

I was far more offended by the Caps "defense".

 
November 11, 2013  10:40 AM ET

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