Daily Cupcakes: News & Links 9/6/17

Colorado Avalanche

Does legendary NHL goalie coach, Francois Allaire deserve a spot in the Hockey Hall of Fame? He coached in the NHL for 32 years, and helped introduce the world to the butterfly via Patrick Roy. [The Hockey News]

Matt Duchene absent from first Avalanche captain’s practice… Duchene attended a wedding Saturday in Vail. [Denver Post]

A Colorado Avalanche season preview. [The Hockey News]

The Rest of the League

Jagr says he’s ‘able to wait’ for NHL deal, the 45-year-old free agent forward wants ‘to extend my career there’ with Cup contender. [NHL.com]

How NHL prospect tournaments have changed over the past 25 years. [Sportsnet]

Sabres’ Jack Eichel focused on hockey, not contract talks. Former No. 2 pick entering last year of rookie deal. [CBC]




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18 thoughts on “Daily Cupcakes: News & Links 9/6/17

  • September 6, 2017 at 6:36 AM

    Allaire definitely deserves a place in the HHOF. He changed how goalies approached the game and that in turn changed how the game was played. As a fan, I am not sure I like how it changed, but that doesn’t take anything away from Allaire.

  • September 6, 2017 at 7:39 AM

    The Captain’s Practice is voluntary. We’ll see where Matt stands once camp starts and he’s contractually obligated to participate.

  • September 6, 2017 at 9:07 AM

    “This is especially crucial since the franchise lost defenseman Will Butcher to New Jersey when the 2013 fifth-rounder and Hobey Baker winner decided not to sign with the Avs.” The THN preview lost all credibility after this comment.

    • September 6, 2017 at 9:32 AM

      This is a story I want to follow. The Avs have taken a ton of fat off the bone for this Butchered Butcher thing. But we shall see if Will truly is a Tbone or just another pound of burger.

      • September 6, 2017 at 11:15 AM

        The Avs will truly get grilled if he turns into a Grade A prospect, but I think too many people are taking Tommy Boy’s advice and trying to judge by sticking their head up Butcher’s ass instead of just taking the bull’s word for it.

        • September 6, 2017 at 2:19 PM

          It’s just exceedingly common now that college UFA’s go wherever they want. Witnessed especially by the Avs managing to lure away two other relatively promising college UFA’s from other teams. In that case the shoe might be on the oth-kerFoote.

  • September 6, 2017 at 9:30 AM

    Thanks to whomever posted this link on MHH yesterday. I found that other Burgundy Rainbow site but it seemed dead. I didn’t know that everyone transitioned over here.

    • September 6, 2017 at 2:21 PM

      Just a heads up: there’s a lot more people and activity on Discord (link on the top menu), that’s where most of the discussion takes place. But it’s a little more of a chat environment, so might not be for everyone.

      • September 6, 2017 at 6:16 PM

        Being a not so tech kinda guy, it was a serious chore trying to figure out what and where the log in to the community is/was.

  • September 6, 2017 at 12:12 PM

    Could Calgary be a dark horse in the Dutchy Derby?
    Would you guys consider something like :

    2018 3rd


    2018 1st

    • September 6, 2017 at 1:49 PM

      I wouldn’t not add a 3rd to that on our end and I still am not sure I take that offer.

    • September 6, 2017 at 2:25 PM

      There’s not no real Grade A piece there, but I’d have to seriously consider it at this point. Bennet is a good players and still young, Villimaki could well turn into a legit blueliner and a 1st is always nice to have. Off ice issues notwithstanding, Hamilton would certainly provide that top young Dman Joe wants though.

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