Daily Cupcakes: September 21st, 2017


Colorado Avalanche

Dreger and Friedman evaluate Duchene trade options. Which is the best option? [Fan Rag Sports]

Who is the top breakout candidate for each team this season? Who do you think it’s going to be for the Colorado Avalanche? [The Hockey News]

Avs and Golden Knights grades – slow start. [BSN Denver]

The Rest of the Game

Steepest preseason learning curve for NHL players is getting used to slashing, faceoff standards. [National Post]

Bauer says new device can protect athletes from microscopic brain damage. “The NeuroShield collar is worn around the neck and applies a slight pressure that increases blood volume in the veins around the brain, helping to reduce the organ’s movement inside the skull.” [The Globe and Mail]

Jagr in touch with 2-3 NHL teams. [TSN]

Erik Cole retires from NHL as member of Hurricanes. [Sportsnet]

Unrestricted free agent class of 2018 banking on big season. Tavares, Atkinson, Kane among those who could cash in next summer. [NHL]

10 thoughts on “Daily Cupcakes: September 21st, 2017

    • September 21, 2017 at 10:24 AM

      The technology sounds really cool in theory. Anything that stops microscopic brain damage is a win in my book. What I am interested in is if this helps prevent concussions. The article states that they don’t have any data on concussions themselves. Also, I wonder if there is any side effects from prolonged usage of this device?

      Either way, I am glad things like this are being researched.

    • September 21, 2017 at 11:04 AM

      Yeah, I was getting ready to write that same comment, but you beat me to it. Choking and brain health don’t sound like they go together.

      • September 21, 2017 at 11:24 AM

        Sounds like an odd concept for sure, luckily it just seems like it is slight enough to increase the capacity of the veins/arteries in the brain area.

  • September 21, 2017 at 8:21 AM

    I forgot about Erik Cole. Thought he retired a while ago.

  • September 21, 2017 at 10:33 AM

    The Hockey News article makes the obvious choice of Mikko. I am going to make the unsafe choice and say Jost has a breakout year and is in the Calder conversation.

  • September 21, 2017 at 4:21 PM

    I really appreciate the cupcakes and threaded posts. Discord is fine but I miss the ability to swing back to specific comments under the blog posts to see how conversations have progressed. It made it much easier to follow (not to mention, all of our convos were all on one site). Maybe it’s already been asked, but can the comment/new comment counters be added to the title tiles on each article?

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