The AV’s have no one on defense that compliments the Av forwards in terms of the transition game. Blake is a powerplay specialist, and Foote is a smart defense first type of player.
Without Bourque no one can get the outlet pass to the talented forwards of Colorado.
The Av’s also relie far too much on Roy to save them when the D can move the puck out of the zone (particularly Blake).
If Roy falters, so do the AV’s.]]>
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