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07:33 AM ET 12.30 | The NHL's holiday break didn't much seem to help the Avalanche, who were run out of the building against Chicago on Friday. Mentally, center Matt Duchene said, it was the Avalanche's worst game of the season. Duchene and coach Patrick Roy voiced their displeasure about the schedule as they looked forward to a seven-game homestand that begins Sunday against the Winnipeg Jets. "I'm not going to use that as a reason why we lost," Roy said about the Avs not having a morning skate in Chicago. "(But) it's unacceptable that we have to lose an hour to go to Chicago. ... We've done it in the past, but why (didn't) Chicago come here? I don't know who's working for the league for the schedule, but they need to understand that (when) Denver goes to Chicago, you're losing an hour."

The Denver Post

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December 30, 2013  08:39 AM ET

Roy added that the Avs should be allowed to play all 82 games on their own home ice.

December 30, 2013  08:41 AM ET

Angling for a job in the east, crybaby?

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December 30, 2013  09:14 AM ET

Wow, really? One hour? How many times does a team change time zones during a season? Not to mention the 3 or 4 days off you just got to get over that horrible jet lag. Want to complain? Look at how many back-to-back games other teams are playing this year.

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December 30, 2013  09:41 AM ET
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Angling for a job in the east, crybaby?

He had to do something. His kids have been getting more ink.

December 30, 2013  09:42 AM ET
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Good job by Orton filling in for Romo last night. He even threw his late-game INT for him!

I almost pissed myself laughing.

How 'bout dem Cowboys? :o)

December 30, 2013  09:48 AM ET
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I almost pissed myself laughing. How 'bout dem Cowboys? :o)

Only having the floor collapse in his luxury box would have made it better. Now, having Jarrett replace Shanahan in DC and winning the Super Bowl next year would complete the dream.

December 30, 2013  09:52 AM ET

"...but they need to understand that (when) Denver goes to Chicago, you're losing an hour."
Wait tillhe has to come to play Boston or NY...he'll lose 2 Hours....

December 30, 2013  09:56 AM ET
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Only having the floor collapse in his luxury box would have made it better. Now, having Jarrett replace Shanahan in DC and winning the Super Bowl next year would complete the dream.

LOL - SLAPPY..... nice to have you back.

December 30, 2013  10:06 AM ET
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Once a whiny dick, always a whiny dick.

+10000000000

December 30, 2013  10:13 AM ET
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Wow, really? One hour? How many times does a team change time zones during a season? Not to mention the 3 or 4 days off you just got to get over that horrible jet lag. Want to complain? Look at how many back-to-back games other teams are playing this year.

Exactly. I think that back-to-back games are wrong, and this year with a compressed schedule, they are playing way too many games on consecutive days. All the other teams have to **** up and play why shouldn't the Avs?

December 30, 2013  10:37 AM ET

This just in, "Roy beats up league scheduler, will be tried for assault alongside his son in July". Part of the fan friendly new family felon package!

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December 30, 2013  11:00 AM ET

See what happens when Roy gets to much oxygen in his blood, mouth starts flapping. It happens but not many teams beat the Hawks in their own building.

December 30, 2013  11:06 AM ET
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Shanny was just fired. Plan is in motion!

There is a God. Now, maybe the Bills will move to Toronto and Shanny will go there to be head coach? Or maybe Rob Ford...............AT LEAST YOU'D HAVE FUN AT THE GAMES. :-)

 
December 30, 2013  11:09 AM ET
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There is a God. Now, maybe the Bills will move to Toronto and Shanny will go there to be head coach? Or maybe Rob Ford...............AT LEAST YOU'D HAVE FUN AT THE GAMES. :-)

So what loud mouth fat putz will the Browns hire now?

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