Daily Cupcakes: February 14th, 2018

Colorado Avalanche

‘Smart’ Avalanche teammates help Kerfoot succeed in rookie year. [CBS Local]


The Rest of the Game

Seattle group formally files for NHL expansion team. [Sportsnet]

Role models: NHL hopes to increase diversity behind bench, in officiating. League’s only African-American referee wants to inspire youth to get involved. [CBC]

Wolski playing for Canada at Olympics after breaking neck. [Collegian]

Long, winding road leads to NHL success for Lightning rookie Gourde. [The Hockey News]

Did the NHL kill men’s ice hockey at the Winter Olympics? [The Guardian]

Why haven’t any NHL coaches been fired yet this season? [ESPN]

Black NHL pioneer set to inspire new generation. [The Philadelphia Tribune]

No NHL Players Means Tons of Pressure for Russia. Can an authoritarian coach push the team to gold with many other top hockey nations missing their stars? [The Wall Street Journal] Team Switzerland Men’s roster and preview for Winter Olympics. [The Hockey Writers]

Winter Olympics: US hockey includes first African-American player. When the American men take to the ice in their first game of the ice hockey tournament, one player will make history. Jordan Greenway is to become the first African-American to represent the US in Olympic ice hockey. [DW]

Olympic hockey daily: Lamoureux-Davidson shatters 58-year-old record. [ESPN]

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