Daily Cupcakes: September 13th, 2017


Colorado Avalanche


Listen, I have felt love for Matt Duchene since I saw how thrilled he was to *not* be drafted because it meant that he could be a member of the Colorado Avalanche…. but this stinks. Yes, it’s optional. But, it’s for charity. Matt Duchene skips Avalanche charity golf tournament amid trade drama. Nikita Zadorov also didn’t show to the event. [Sportsnet]

ECHL Defensman of the Year, Matt Register, returns to the Eagles. [ECHL]

Surprise: Top ten second-year NHLers to watch this season. There is a surprise, it lists a member of the Colorado Avalanche! Awesome. We’ve got our eye on you, Mikko Rantanen. [The Hockey News] The Rest of the Game

Daniel Winnik signs PTO with a team, and he will be joining Ryan Malone. [Twin Cities]

IIHF president says NHL Olympic participation ‘now gone’. You win, Bettman. [CBC]

U.S. Olympic men’s ice hockey team set to have collegiate feel through athletes and coaching staff in PyeongChang. [Team USA]

Some NHL veterans looking to extend their careers as camps open this week. [National Post]

NHL, NHLPA, Panthers, Lightning donate $2.7 million to hurricane relief. Money will be directed throughout Florida to aid those affected by Irma. [NHL]


7 thoughts on “Daily Cupcakes: September 13th, 2017

  • September 13, 2017 at 6:23 AM

    1.) I understand that Dutch didn’t go to the tournament…hopefully he makes a donation to the cause though. If you have a problem with the organization that’s fine, but don’t let it affect the secondary relationships that come with being a respected member of a community that has been pretty good to you.

    2.) I’m very excited for Mikko this year. I’d love to see him push for that 30 goal mark.

    3.) I hope that most if not all Olympic teams affected by the NHL embargo of it go with young squads rather than aging vets.

    • September 13, 2017 at 7:15 AM

      By the end of the week, you will probably agree Dutchy is a big part of the problem. 🙂
      He wants to be traded, but he is acting like a guy more and more GMs won’t touch.
      My piece of advice for him. You want to be traded ? Show up, show leadership, show character and have a better season.
      Quite simple in fact.

      • September 13, 2017 at 7:54 AM

        When did I say that he wasn’t a big part of the problem?? I’ve said all along that if he doesn’t report to camp then I’ll put more stock into his “actions” over his summer break.

        • September 13, 2017 at 8:05 AM

          I was just teasing you because of the conversation we had yesterday. If Dutchy shows up in good spirits for camp, it will decrease the tension for sure.

      • September 13, 2017 at 9:18 AM

        Really liked Mack’s answer and last quote, shows maturity and leadership . Gonna need that until this is in the rear view mirror

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