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I am a latino recreational roller and ice hockey goalie. It's really a full-time hobby, as I've become a total gearhead and continually rip apart and re-sew my gear.

Growing up in the Hershey, PA area, I became an Avs fan when the Bears were their farm team and my interest in hockey was growing (despite the local coverage, I never cared for any of the Philadelphia area sports teams.)

I lived in Pittsburgh for 8 years (4 of them as a Pitt student) and also follow Pittsburgh area sports teams due to my immersion in the black and gold city.

I also lived in Tampa, FL, where I attended graduate school and currently live in Arlington, VA. I have adopted the Washington Redskins as my "hometown" football team, being in the Washington, DC metro area.

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  • General Pittsburgh Penguins, South Florida Bulls football, Washington Redskins
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Landeskog signed to 7 year extension!


"The Colorado Avalanche Hockey Club announced today that the team has agreed to terms with captain Gabriel Landeskog on a seven-year contract extension through the 2020-21 season."


Does Olver already have a roster spot?

Mike Chambers seems to imply as much in his recent article on Michael Sgarbossa. because of the contract dispute between the Avs and fourth-year center Ryan O'Reilly, Sgarbossa is one of three...


Stastny to Europe?

"We were trying to get him to Nuremberg and get him to play with his brother. That was my dream," Peter Stastny said -snip- [Paul] might at the end of the week, he might be playing in...

When Duchene was out of the lineup, O'Reilly tallied 19 points in 23 games (0.83). When he was in...


When Duchene was out of the lineup, O'Reilly tallied 19 points in 23 games (0.83). When he was in the lineup, O'Reilly managed 36 in 58 (0.62). A healthy Duchene hurts O'Reilly.

Dobber Hockey Fantasy Guide Via PuckDaddy A ppg average of 0.62 still puts O'Reilly at 50 points over a full 82 regular season games. He had 55 to lead the team in scoring this past year. Is 50 a more realistic ceiling for O'Reilly? Will he bump down to the third center on the totem pole this season? Thoughts?

Burnside tabs Giguere as under the radar player ready to make an impact

Given his injury history and uneven play the last couple of seasons, it's easy to forget that Giguere has collected at least 30 wins in four seasons since the lockout. He was, lest people...


Who does Landeskog displace on the Avs roster?

Barring a big transaction, the Avs are going to need Gabriel Landeskog's $3.75 million capt hit to reach the $48.3 million cap floor.  With the free agent additions of Chuck Kobasew and Joakim...

Avs sign Shane O'Brien?


I haven't seen it reported anywhere yet. But, I just noticed that Shane O'Brien is listed amongst the defensemen on the Avs roster. He made $1.6 million last season for the Predators.

Clubs and agents are being told next year's salary cap will be set at an upper limit of $64 million...


Clubs and agents are being told next year's salary cap will be set at an upper limit of $64 million with a floor of $48 million.

http://www.tsn.ca/nhl/story/?id=369480 Insert snarky comment about the Avs spending to the floor.

Lappy nominated for Masterson; Wild fans outraged.

Laperriere still has nerve damage to his eye suffered as a result of the shot block and hasn't played for Philadelphia this season, but he remains a constant presence around the team's training...


Peter Stastny Criticizes Avs' trade

  "This young team was ready to challenge, almost, for a Stanley Cup this season," Peter Stastny told KMOX radio in St. Louis on Tuesday. "They were so good. All they needed was some more...

Former Avs on professional training camp tryouts with NHL teams


Tyler Arnason with Florida and Matt Hendricks with Washington.


Report: Kovalchuk to Devils?

7 years; $60 million; $8.571429 cap hit. http://www.tsn.ca/nhl/story/?id=326655 I'm really curious about this.  The Kings have said that they are out of the running  and the Islanders reportedly...


Hejduk has arthroscopic procedure on right knee

Out 2-4 weeks.  Per Dater. This team is on a roll right now.  But it's definitely a shame that the timing of this procedure couldn't have been closer to the February 15-29th Olympic break.  At...

Penguins lead the league in shootout wins with six


This is a great look at the Penguins shoot out record thus far this season by FrankD over at PensBurgh. He culminates his analysis with comments about how Bylsma has implemented shootouts into Penguins' practice and even turned them into a game. This is something that I previously have said the Avalanche should take a page from.


Durno sent down; Mercier recalled.

I'm not sure that anyone else caught this;  I didn't see any mention of it.  But, it looks like Chris Durno was sent down to Lake Erie and Justin Mercier was recalled.  I wonder if this has more to...


My thoughts/observations from tonight's Avs @ Lightning game

  Well, anyone who saw my fanpost knows that I now reside in Tampa and was looking for someone to come to this game with me.  I had a Subway voucher for two $5 dollar tickets good for a few select...


Anyone one gonna be in the Tampa Bay area for tomorrow night's game?

Tomorrow's (Monday, 11/30) game of the Avalanche playing in Tampa was one that I marked on my calendar as soon as I moved to Tampa.  I lived in Pittsburgh for the past 8 years and Pennslyvania my...


Introducing myself/anyone going to the 11/30 game vs. the Avs?

Hi to everyone here at Raw Charge!  I just joined this blog and would've posted in the "introduce yourself " fanpost but noticed that the comments are closed. My name is Dorian.  I'm a 26 year old...


Where to buy a Talbot jersey?

My girlfriend recently dropped some hints that she would love a Max Talbot jersey for Christmas. Unfortunately, not being in Pittsburgh anymore has taken the black and gold out of my every day life...


Avs recent roster movements, getting healthy and a potential log-jam on defense

Following up on and recapping DDC's post regarding roster moves, Brian Willsie was reassigned to Lake Erie yesterday after Cody McLeod's return to the line up on Wednesday.  Today Chris Durno was...

Pens claim Chris Bourque off of Waivers


for those of you hoping to see Bourque in an Avs uni...

Pens Sign Skoula


They were looking for a 7th defenseman. Their most promising rookie (Ben Lovejoy) was injured in the pre-season and their other minor league candidates for the job apparently didn't pan out. Skoula probably came at a cheap price considering he was released from tryouts with the Florida Panthers and the Columbus Blue Jackets.


Avs make two more cuts; reduce roster to 27

Looks like the Avs reassigned Ryan Stoa and Ryan Wilson to Lake Erie this morning.  Four more players will still be cut to reduce the current 27 man roster down to the 23 man opening night roster. ...


Wild sign former Lake Erie center Nathan Smith

ST. PAUL, Minn. -- The Minnesota Wild have signed AHL center Nathan Smith to a one-year deal.   http://www.tsn.ca/nhl/story/?id=285411 The guy is a former first round pick and a two-way checking...


Tallon Fired as 'hawks GM

  The Chicago Blackhawks have parted ways with general manager Dale Tallon and replaced him with assistant general manager Stan Bowman. Bowman is the son of hall of fame coach Scotty Bowman. T...

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