Daily Cupcakes: December 8th, 2017

Colorado Avalanche

Conor Timmins is hoping to play for home country. [St-Catherines Standard]

Top 10 Latvians in NHL history. There are two former Colorado Avalanche players on the list: Karlis Skrastins and Sandis Ozolinsh. [The Hockey Writers]

Avalanche weekly breakdown: The case for optimism. [BSN Denver]


The Rest of the Game

Ogrean recognized with Lester Patrick award. Former USA Hockey executive director responsible for growing game in America. [NHL]

Senators say they’re surprised they’ve sunk this low. [Ottawa Citizen]

Why Bruins’ McAvoy is much more that a Calder Trophy afterthought. [The Hockey News]

Slashing crackdown, infusion of youth boost NHL scoring. [National Post]

Seattle closer to NHL team as league will accept expansion application. Bettman says fee for team will be $650 million US. [CBC]

Hurricanes enter into purchase agreement, will not relocate. Karmanos Jr. would retain minority share under new owner. [NHL]

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