Daily Cupcakes: September 4th, 2017

cupcake_logo_invisColorado Avalanche

Things are getting more and more tense as the season approaches: Where will Matt Duchene land? When will he be moved? Dreger says the Duchene trade talks shifting into front-burner mode. [FanRags]

Potential destinations for Matt Duchene. [The Hockey News]

Denver community invited to participate in 6th Annual giveSPORTS Equipment Drive to provide sports equipment and sports scholarships to Colorado kids in need. Every time this fundraiser comes up I think of Jessica Ghawi. If you can donate something, in her memory, that would be fantastic. I know there are so many kids that could use equipment. [NBA]

Possible defensive options for Capitals through PTOs. Some of these guys must be getting looked at by Colorado as well. [CSN Mid Atlantic]

Colorado Avalanche: 3 Burning Questions for 2017-18. [Puck Prose]



The Rest of the Game

Pastrnak and Bruins to renew contract talks:  Boston president Neely ‘confident we can get something done’. [NHL]

He’s got a lot of class: P.K. Subban happy to be back in Montreal supporting Children’s Hospital. “I choose, with some of the time that I have and the platform I have, to try to help as many people as I can,” former Canadiens defenceman says. [National Post]

Bank buys naming rights to ‘Slap Shot’ arena for $720,000. [The Globe and Mail]

Doan and Iginla ‘have to have a plan’ to play for Canada’s Olympic team. [CBC]

Spezza will have ‘split duty role’ for Stars: Hitchcock says Hanzal will play center in first season with Dallas. [NHL]

12 thoughts on “Daily Cupcakes: September 4th, 2017

  • September 4, 2017 at 4:47 AM

    I thought the olympics would end up with younger rosters, not older one. I guess a few vets isn’t bad either.

      • September 4, 2017 at 6:45 PM

        I don’t have a problem with Cowen. The hip surgery is the same that Varly got. I’m just more amped to let the kids run the team and less amped to see how many reclamation projects pan out.

  • September 4, 2017 at 8:57 AM

    If Sakic does what he say (get younger and faster) then we don’t want PTO’s for older vets. Unless they just need someone for Siemens to maim on the ice?

  • September 4, 2017 at 11:07 AM

    The 3 questions article was interesting, but I have 3 different burning questions. Or more.

    1. Will Varly return to form? It’s hard to argue he was the key to their last playoff appearance season.
    2. It’s not whether Dutch is traded, but what will we get for him. Will it be a mostly futures trade, or will the FNG return take a roster spot from a youngster?
    3. How good are guys like Sven, JTC, and Barbs? They showed potential last year, but are they top flight players, or marginal NHL’ers/waiver wire fodder?
    4. Which young D men step up to the next level? Bigras? Siemens? Lindholm? Mironov?

    Too many question marks for this team. I’m sure the lazy staff writers will have some interesting things to say about the question marks for this season in the coming days.

    • September 4, 2017 at 1:32 PM

      Anyone here feel Varly and Bernier are an “unproven duo”?. That seems a little silly. Whether Varly comes back to form , sure. Bernier is likely an upgrade

      • September 4, 2017 at 1:47 PM

        Yeah, that was a headscratcher. I would have gone with inconsistent rather than unproven. Say what you want about their play there isn’t a question if they are NHL goalies or anything like that.

  • September 4, 2017 at 11:42 AM

    For some reason, the new Cupcakes logo makes me think of Total Recall. I can’t imagine why.

  • September 4, 2017 at 11:47 AM

    Sorry if the picture is a rules violation. Please remove it if you like. I’m unable to.

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