Daily Colorado Avalanche Cupcakes: April 11th, 2018

Colorado Avalanche

Predators-Avalanche preview, pick: MacKinnon’s magic won’t be enough. [ESPN]

Why ’61:35′ is motivating Predators’ latest pursuit of Stanley Cup. [The Tennessean]

Avalanche rookie Dominic Toninato celebrated Minnesota-Duluth’s NCAA championship. Toninato captain UMD to the 2017 NCAA title game against Denver. [Denver Post]

A closer look at the tools Nathan MacKinnon used to propel himself into the Hart Trophy debate. [The Athletic]

Sportsnet’s analytics experts share 2018 Stanley Cup Playoffs brackets. Not a single one picked the Colorado Avalanche to beat Nashville. [Sportsnet]

The eight teams that will survive the first round of the NHL playoffs. [Vice]

 

The Rest of the Game

NHL trade-deadline deals deliver for several playoff teams. [The Globe and Mail]

How Paul Martin’s crazy year might actually benefit him in the playoffs. [The Mercury News]

Tarasenko to have surgery, could be ready for Blues training camp. Forward has dislocated left shoulder. [NHL]

NHL playoff questions you always forget to Google. Why grow playoff beards? Which rules change? Why do fans throw fish on the ice? We’ve got answers to your most Googleable playoff queries. [The Grand Stand Central]

Kopitar flourishes in second season as Kings captain. Forward responds with MVP-type numbers, sparks return to playoffs. [NHL]

 

Humboldt Broncos

Calgary trucking company suspended pending investigation of Humboldt Broncos crash. [Global News]

Absolutely unprecedented’: GoFundMe CEO blown away by Humboldt Broncos campaign. [CBC]

Dayna Brons, Humboldt Broncos athletic therapist, still in hospital after bus crash. [Huffington Post]

Humboldt Broncos survivor Nick Shumlanski describes crash, aftermath. [CTV News]

Artists create sobering, emotional tributes to Humboldt Broncos. ‘The best place for them seemed to be the one they were all dreaming of,’ says artist. [CBC]

Vigil in support of paralyzed Humboldt Broncos player Ryan Straschnitzki planned for Friday. [Global News]

‘I just had to write it’: Ontario musician pens Humboldt Broncos tribute. Jay Smith posted his heartfelt response to the deadly crash involving the team on social media. [CBC]

Humboldt Broncos bus crash: What we know so far. Friday’s deadly collision has sent shock and grief through a Saskatchewan community, the hockey world and the country. Here’s a primer on how it happened and what’s happened since. [The Globe and Mail]

Former Humboldt Broncos coach: ‘People will honour that team forever’. [Sportsnet]

 

 

 

 

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