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15/16 Season Simulated!

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Colorado Avalanche forward Matt Duchene fire a shot against the Minnesota Wild in NHL 16. (Screenshot)

Will the Colorado Avalanche return to the playoffs after finishing a disappointing 11th in the Western Conference last season?

In The Denver Post’s simulation of the Avs’ 2015-16 campaign in Electronic Arts’ NHL 16, the team certainly made a concerted push, especially at the end of the season, to return to the postseason.

See how the team fared:

The rules

To start, the latest roster update will pulled (this one was the Sept. 23 update from EA). The lines were grabbed from NHL reporter

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Also, injuries and trades were turned off. It would be a little ridiculous to read about the Sidney Crosby-led, Stanley Cup-winning Florida Panthers.

The lines

NHL 16 player rating in parenthesis.

Forwards:
First: Blake Comeau (83), Matt Duchene (88), Jarome Iginla (85)
Second: Gabe Landeskog (89), Nathan MacKinnon (86), Alex Tanguay (84)
Third: Mikko Rantanen (69), Carl Soderberg (84), Borna Rendalic (71)
Fourth: Cody McLeod (79), John Mitchell (81), Jack Skille (79)

Defense:
First: Francois Beauchemin (82), Eric Johnson (87)
Second: Nate Guenin (79), Tyson Barrie (87)
Third: Brad Stuart (81), Brandon Gormley (80)
Bench: Nikita Zadorov (82), Nick Holden (82)

Goaltenders: Semyon Varlamov (89) and Reto Berra (80)

The regular season

October
The Avs opened their season with a 6-5 shootout loss to Minnesota at home, followed a heartbreak defeat against the Stars. A slow start? Maybe, but the Avs rebounded and won their next five games before losing three in a row to close out the month with a record of 5-3-2.

November
Continuing a solid start to the year, the Avs added much needed points as they try to position themselves in a good spot moving into the heart of the year. November record: 6-5-3. Overall record: 11-8-5.

December
A rough month for the Avs. The team lost five in a row and seven out of eight to open the month, negating the relatively strong start they had. December record: 5-9-0. Overall record: 16-17-5.

January
An average month for the Avs in all sense of the word. Finishing 7-7, Colorado failed to gain ground as the team sits outside the playoff picture — for the moment. Landeskog is the lone Avalanche represented in the NHL All-Star Game. January record: 7-7-0. Overall record: 22-21-5.

February
Finally a bit of a turnaround, Colorado slowly climbs back into the playoff picture. February record: 6-4-2. Overall record: 29-28-7.

March
The Avs Entered the month at No. 9 in the Western Conference and battling for a playoff spot in the tightly contested Western Conference (by season’s end, the 11th-ranked team was only 14 points away fro the No. 1 team). Colorado answered the challenge, winning six of their final seven to close out the month. March record: 10-3-0. Overall record: 39-31-7.

April
Remember Rocktober? This is Aprilanche. Adding onto their late run in March, the Avs went undefeated in their final five games, completing a 10-1-1 run in their last 12 games to clinch the seventh spot in the playoffs and a date with the defending champion Chicago Blackhawks. April record: 4-0-1. Overall record: 43-31-8.

Statistics

Skaters

Player Goals Assists Points PIM +/- Gabe Landeskog 26 42 68 31 21 Nathan MacKinnon 32 31 63 22 14 Matt Duchene 20 36 56 16 -2 Alex Tanguay 10 40 50 8 11 Jarome Iginla 28 17 45 45 3 Tyson Barrie 5 32 37 22 -7 Carl Soderberg 16 19 35 77 -19 Blake Comeau 8 26 34 37 8 Erik Johnson 8 22 30 80 -3 John Mitchell 11 16 27 5 10 Jack Skille 12 9 21 19 8 Mikko Rantanen 3 16 19 10 -15 Nate Holden 3 14 17 24 17 Francois Beauchemin 7 8 15 50 11 Cody McLeod 5 9 14 51 3 Borna Rendulic 7 6 13 12 -14 Brad Stuart 4 9 13 26 2 Nikita Zadorov 2 10 12 61 2

Goaltenders

Player GP W L SOL GAA SV% Semyon Varlamov 72 39 25 6 2.27 .925 Reto Berra 14 4 6 1 3.29 .896 The playoffs

The Avs came out strong against the defending Stanley Cup champion Blackhawks, continuing their momentum and taking the first game in Chicago. The Blackhawks win the next two, taking a lead, but Colorado comes back strong, winning the next two, giving themselves a chance to advance to the second round of the playoffs for the first time since 2008.

However, Chicago showed why it won three championships in six years. In Denver for Game 6, the Blackhawks dominated, winning 5-2 and taking the game back home. There, surrounded by a raucous Chi-town crowd (I can only imagine), they won — barely — and ended the Avs’ season.

Game 1: Won 4-3 at Chicago
Game 2: Lost 4-1 at Chicago
Game 3: Lost 3-2 vs. Chicago
Game 4: Won 4-3 vs. Chicago
Game 5: Won 3-1 at Chicago
Game 6: Lost 5-2 vs. Chicago
Game 7: Lost 4-3 at Chicago

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The 2015-16 NHL playoff tree in The Denver Post’s season simulation in NHL 16. (Screenshot)

Chicago would go on to stomp the rest of the Western Conference, winning 4-1 over the Nashville Predators and then 4-1 against Anaheim for the conference championship.

In the East, Philadelphia battled through the Detroit, Tampa Bay and Washington to advance to the finals.

Chicago continued its run in the Stanley Cup Finals, dominating 4-2 against the Flyers. The Blackhawks’ dynasty continues with their second straight championship and fourth in seven years.

Award winners

Here are the list of award winners:

Stanley Cup: Chicago Blackhawks defeat Philadelphia Flyers, 4-2
Art Ross: Vladimir Tarasenko, St. Louis
Hart Memorial Trophy: Tarasenko
James Norris Memorial Trophy: D. Doughty, Los Angeles
Lady Byng Memorial Trophy: Tarasenko
Calder Memorial Trophy: Sam Bennett, Calgary
Conn Smythe Trophy: Patrick Kane, Chicago
Vezina Trophy: Jimmy Howard, Detroit
William M. Jennings Trophy: Howard
Bill Masterton Memorial Trophy: Jared Cowen, Ottawa
Frank J. Selke Trophy: Pavel Datsyuk, Detroit
Ted Lindsay Award: Tarasenko
Maurice “Rocket” Richard Trophy: Tarasenko

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I will look into the future and say right now that once again, the puck from Patrick Kane never went into the back of the net in OT - past Mason. NO GOAL!

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Unfortunately, EA Sports doesn't really have a good algorithm when it comes to simming through games or a season. Too many times I have seen a team like the Jets plow through everyone like it's nobody's business when their highest rated player is a 85. Not saying that they don't have a chance to win a Cup, but they don't have the roster to win 60 games...

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Unfortunately, EA Sports doesn't really have a good algorithm when it comes to simming through games or a season. Too many times I have seen a team like the Jets plow through everyone like it's nobody's business when their highest rated player is a 85. Not saying that they don't have a chance to win a Cup, but they don't have the roster to win 60 games...

In the end it comes down to it's a video game which is just a man made game with ratings and those sorts of things. This is why the guys lace up their skates every game and sweat and get bruises and cuts. Just look at this years start that the Arizona Coyotes are having. I guarantee you the simulated games wouldn't have had them at 3-0 in this early season. Those games the Coyotes have won came from a lot of hard work. I am not saying the Coyotes are going to keep this up and win the division, but games are won real sweat, real blood and Bruises and loses of teeth not by numbers and ratings.

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      @GUSTER12345   Wow, EA Sports really likes Tarasenko!
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      Unfortunately, EA Sports doesn't really have a good algorithm when it comes to simming through games or a season. Too many times I have seen a team like the Jets plow through everyone like it's nobody's business when their highest rated player is a 85. Not saying that they don't have a chance to win a Cup, but they don't have the roster to win 60 games...

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