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Re: Makar in NHL

Post by 69MG » Thu May 19, 2022 10:32 am

Floyd wrote: Thu May 19, 2022 9:50 am My guess is there will be a Cale Makar statue outside (or inside) the Mullins one day along with Carvel
Maybe an Ice Sculpture. :lol: :lol: :lol:

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Re: Makar in NHL

Post by Floyd » Thu May 19, 2022 3:08 pm

:lol: that was good 69, that was good
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Re: Makar in NHL

Post by LS71 » Mon Jun 06, 2022 10:50 pm

Avs 1st to the finals…5 point night for Makar as for they swept the Oilers 6-5 in OT.

Hoping they play the Rangers…for max UMass alum representation on the ice! 8)
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Re: Makar in NHL

Post by 69MG » Tue Jun 07, 2022 9:17 am

Right now I would put him in a class with Ray Bourque. Having watched #4 for the Bruins I have a hard time putting anyone else at that level. However, if Cale keeps this up we might start calling him Mak-Orr. :D

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Re: Makar in NHL

Post by Floyd » Tue Jun 07, 2022 5:42 pm

His playoff "beard" looks a little sparse
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Re: Makar in NHL

Post by Old Cage » Fri Jun 10, 2022 4:02 pm

MassLive: "During TNT’s postgame show Monday night, Hall of Famer Wayne Gretzky said he was highly impressed by Makar’s performance and compared him to a Boston Bruins legend and one of the greatest defensemen of all time.

“I would say probably, the closest player we’ve ever seen that offensively and defensively can make an impact on the game that much, probably Bobby Orr,” Gretzky said about Makar’s game."
"Jack didn’t have any envy in him," Calipari said. "He was the greatest coach to ever coach here."

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Re: Makar in NHL

Post by e_parade » Wed Jun 15, 2022 10:30 am

Nice write-up on how key Makar (among 9 total moves) was to building the Avs into the incredible team they are today:

https://www.espn.com/nhl/story/_/id/340 ... juggernaut

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Re: Makar in NHL

Post by Old Cage » Sun Jun 19, 2022 6:39 am

More on Cale + Orr + now Curry:

https://www.nytimes.com/2022/06/17/spor ... y-cup.html

"Is Avalanche Defenseman Cale Makar the Stephen Curry of Hockey?"

"Patrick Roy said Makar could become the best defenseman in history, suggesting he might surpass Orr."

And...a couple of UMass mentions in the story.
"Jack didn’t have any envy in him," Calipari said. "He was the greatest coach to ever coach here."

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Re: Makar in NHL

Post by 69MG » Sun Jun 19, 2022 11:56 am

Here's his shorthanded goal. Saw this a few times when he was here:

https://twitter.com/Avalanche/status/15 ... 1564517381

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Re: Makar in NHL

Post by LS71 » Wed Jun 22, 2022 5:11 pm

Hobey Baker, Calder and now Norris…not bad for a 23-year old!
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Re: Makar in NHL

Post by Floyd » Fri Jun 24, 2022 4:41 am

I thought the same thing LS. What a couple years for Cale. Kid just continues to impress
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Re: Makar in NHL

Post by e_parade » Fri Jun 24, 2022 3:12 pm

Should the Avs win the cup, basically everyone is predicting Makar to take the Smythe: https://fansided.com/betsided/posts/nhl ... s-favorite

He'd be the second Minuteman to take home the award in a decade, as Quick won it in 2012 (so 2 out of 11 winners in that timespan).

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Re: Makar in NHL

Post by LS71 » Sun Jun 26, 2022 7:48 am

Even more impressive to me is that people continue make Bobby Orr references when talking about him.
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Re: Makar in NHL

Post by TruBluMaroon » Sun Jun 26, 2022 10:00 pm

Conn Smythe winner!!!

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Re: Makar in NHL

Post by LS71 » Sun Jun 26, 2022 10:02 pm

Just f*cking awesome! What a season…Norris, Smythe and Lord Stanley’s Cup!

Congrats Cale! Congrats to the Avs…and go UMass!
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