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Playoff Threeview: Colorado & Minnesota

by J.R.

CIII1. Avalanche 52-22-8 (112 points, 1st in Conference III) vs. WC1. Wild (43-27-12, 98 points, 4th in Conference III)

Season Series— Avalanche 4-0-1

LeadersAvalanche: Matt Duchene (23G, 47A, 70 Points, 6 GWG), Ryan O’Reilly (28G, 9 PPG), Paul Stastny (54.1 FO%); Wild: Jason Pominville (30G, 30A, 60 Points), Mikko Koivu (43A), Ryan Suter (2399 minutes)

Probable Goalies: Avalanche: Semyon Varlamov (41-14-8, .927, 2.41); Wild: Ilya Bryzgalof (12-9-8, .909, 2.68)

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III Communication’s Official Guaranteed To Be Right Playoff Predictions

by obscenealex

Obscene Alex and J.R. can’t agree on the utility of explicit language; can they agree on the outcome of this year’s playoff series?

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Conference III Championship Belt Tale of the Tape: Colorado at St. Louis, 5 April 2014

by J.R.

This afternoon, in a special Brunchrence III bout, Colorado defends the Conference III Belt for the first time — and maybe the last time of the 2013-14 season — as the Avs visit the St. Louis Blues.

Let’s take a look at the match-up.

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Thursday Thirteen: Don’t Dream It’s Over

by J.R.

Every Thursday we bring you III Communication’s Conference III Power Rankings, the Thursday Thirteen.

This week, hey now hey now.

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Conference III Championship Tale Of The Tape: Colorado at Nashville, 25 March 2014

by J.R.

Tonight, the Predators put up their first Conference III Belt defense of their third run with the strap against the visiting Colorado Avalanche, the only team that’s yet to win the belt.

It’s getting down to brass tacks time as we race to the end of the year and the determination of who carries the title in the off-season (I’ve made an executive decision to stop the belt with the end of the regular season, as the playoffs are their own reward).

Can Nashville build another long run with the title? Can Colorado finish strong and win their first belt?

Let’s take a look.

 

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Great Game Previews In History: 19 March 2014

by J.R.

Today In History

Cavelier_de_la_salleDuring an expedition to claim all the land in America between the Gulf of Mexico and Fort St. Louis — an expedition that left France with 320 people which dwindled to 36 — René-Robert Cavelier, Sieur de La Salle, explorer of the Mississippi, was murdered.

The Belle, the last of the three ships remaining from those he had sailed from France, had run aground (just as its two sister ships had done earlier) and, for two years, La Salle’s group had been wandering around aimlessly searching for the Mississippi Delta. On March 19, 1687, Pierre Duhault and a companion hid in the grass. As La Salle passed by, Duhault shot him in the head. He was stripped of all his clothing and jewelry and left to die where he fell, somewhere near what is now Huntsville, Texas. René-Robert Cavelier de la Salle died one hour later.

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DemocraThree: 14 March 2014

by J.R.

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Every Friday bloggers from around The Heptarchy will update us on the news and notes from their teams (with that fancy header image courtesy of Mike D; like democracy itself, it’s a perpetual work-in-progress). Yes, we ripped this off from TRH’s Pacific War Room; no, we don’t care. And since we ripped it off, we’ll follow their lead and go in standings order.

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Conference III Championship Belt Tale Of The Tape: St. Louis at Colorado, 8 March 2014

by J.R.

This afternoon, 1 PM Mountain/2 Central, the Colorado Avalanche — in just their second chance at the Conference III Championship Belt — try to wrest the strap from the St. Louis Blues.

Will the Avs be the team that finally ends the Blues’ dominance?

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Great Game Previews In History: 26 February 2014

by J.R.

Today In History

napoleon_elbaNapoleon escapes from the island of Elba off the Tuscan coast.

Sent to exile there as a condition of the Treaty of Fontainebleau — he was allowed to keep his title of “Emperor” and was the ruler of Elba, which was carved out as a separate principality, which means treaty-making was a different animal in 1815 and deposed dictators were treated a lot better than they are now — Napoleon was unhappy being separated from his wife and son (who were sent to Austria) and was not receiving the allowance he was guaranteed by the treaty (seriously, all those dictators who got hanged by their toes must look at Napoleon-on-Elba and just shake their heads). Further, he had heard rumors he was going to be sent to a remote island in the Atlantic (which, of course, he was, eventually).

Thus, he stole away while the guard ships were away, wisely timing his escape so he’d land in France as prisoners of the Napoleonic War were returning from their captors’ countries, thus providing him with an ever-growing army. And thus began the Hundred Days.

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DemocraThree: 10 February 2014

by J.R.

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Every Friday (except this week obviously), bloggers from around The Heptarchy will update us on the news and notes from their teams (with that fancy header image courtesy of Mike D, updated anew this week, and like democracy itself, it’s a perpetual work-in-progress). Yes, we ripped this off from TRH’s Pacific War Room; no, we don’t care. And since we ripped it off, we’ll follow their lead and go in standings order.

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