Daily Cupcakes: October 19th, 2017


Colorado Avalanche

Patrik Nemeth’s shoulder injury not serious; back at practice Wednesday. [BSN Denver]

Colorado Avalanche may juggle a top line to key Nathan MacKinnon. “I don’t think they’ve been dangerous enough,” Bednar says. [The Denver Post]

An avalanche of growth for Vees defenceman. Penticton Vees defenceman Leivermann drafted by NHL team. [Penticton Western News]

Jost promoted in hopes of finding spark. [BSN Denver]

One of the early-season questions being asked is, “If Colorado keeps winning, does this mean Matt Duchene stays?” Unlikely. I still believe Duchene’s preference is to start anew, although the Avalanche’s improved start benefits everyone involved. [Sportsnet]


The Rest of the League


Golden Knights match 100-year-old benchmark. What you need to know to start your NHL day. [NHL]

Ranking how worried the NHL’s five worst teams should be. While a slow start won’t bury a team’s playoff chances, it does make for anxious times. [The Star]

Olympic men’s hockey teams starting to take shape. Upcoming international tournaments will serve as tryouts. [CBC]

Pens’ team doctor has found his calling. [NHL]

Hockey world remembers Tragically Hip frontman Gord Downie. [CTV News]

Patrik Laine already nearing Teemu Selanne levels of fame in native Finland. [ESPN]

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