Ep.442: Stanley Cup Final Preview

AJ Haefele joins the show to help preview the upcoming Stanley Cup Final between the Avalanche and Lightning. Topics we discuss include:

  • Tampa Bay’s forecheck vs. Colorado’s breakout
  • Colorado’s rush attack vs. Tampa Bay’s cycle game
  • The preferred game setting for each team
  • Why Bowen Byram’s play has made such a difference
  • Differences between this Avalanche team and past versions
  • Creating offence from the half-wall
  • Value of winning 1v2 and creating competitive advantages
  • Nathan MacKinnon finding the right balance
  • Matching MacKinnon’s line vs. the other team’s best
  • The job Anthony Cirelli has done killing everyone’s offence
  • Each team’s preferred head-to-head matchups
  • The unique impact Cale Makar has made this postseason
  • Learning from the success Devon Toews has had
  • The types of games we expect to see in this series

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