Daily Colorado Avalanche Cupcakes: April 12th, 2018

Colorado Avalanche

Hockey 101: A beginner’s guide to the Colorado Avalanche and the Stanley Cup Playoffs. [Denver Post]

Gabriel Landeskog’s leadership has helped Avalanche turn franchise around. [The Globe and Mail]

Your guide to choosing a team to cheer for in the 2018 NHL playoffs. [Vancouver Courier]

Rookie Sam Girard emerges as key cog for Colorado Avalanche. [Times Call]

Forget Sidney Crosby, it may be Nathan MacKinnon’s time as MVP. Colorado had a 47-point turnaround over last season and MacKinnon had 12 game-winning goals. [CBC]

Suggestions on which playoff teams Habs fans should root for. [Montreal Gazette]

Ten must-watch players during the 2018 Stanley Cup Playoffs. The greatest time of the year is finally here. [The Come Back]


The Rest of the Game

This might be the most difficult NHL Awards race ever. [Sportsnet]

8 series, 8 numbers: Key statistics for the NHL’s first round of playoffs. [Toronto Sun]

Tod Leiweke named president of NHL’s Seattle expansion team. [CTV News]

Bellagio displays 120-pound chocolate sculpture of Marc-Andre Fleury. [Sporting News]

NHL pays tribute to Humboldt Broncos with helmet stickers for playoffs. [USA Today]


Humboldt Broncos

‘I thought it was… a nightmare’. Winnipegger hurt in horrific bus crash was trying to sleep, woke up to screams. [Winnipeg Free Press]

Fees net hundreds of thousands of dollars off Humboldt Broncos fundraiser. [News 1130]

Changes called for after Humboldt bus crash at deadly intersection. [Sportsnet]

Humboldt Broncos bus crash claims 16th victim, as athletic therapist dies in hospital. [CBC]

Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League to finish season after Humboldt Broncos crash. [Global News]

Humboldt Broncos bus crash: RCMP investigation continues. [The Star Phoenix]

Hockey coach raises money for Humboldt with stickers. [Kitchener]

Flags lowered, sticks out: Ottawa honours Humboldt Broncos. [CBC]

Powerful cartoon resonates with Canadians following Humboldt Broncos tragedy. [Global News]

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