Daily Cupcakes: December 6th, 2018

Good morning all, no cakes just cup again. Sandie is on assignment, let’s get to it.

Colorado Avalanche

Pavel Francouz dreamt of playing in the NHL as a child, he’s getting close now [Avs Site]

Cale Makar has had a hand in the rise of UMass from bottom-feeder to top of the heap in NCAA Hockey. Adrian Dater looks into how. [BSN Avs]

The WJC Camp Rosters are all out now, with the additions yesterday of Kovalenko and Zhuravlev to the Russian squad the Avs have 5 prospects looking to make the cut [BR]

The Rest of the Game

Our good friend Duncan Siemens signed an AHL contract with the Milwaukee Admirals yesterday [Admirals PR]

Duncan’s old defensive partner in Saskatchewan and fellow former Avs prospect Stefan Elliott was on the move yesterday, going from the WBS Penguins to the Ottawa Senators in a 4-player trade. [AHL]

When was the last time you saw a 15-goal game in the NHL? The Jackets and Flames combined for a 9-6 score on Tuesday night, check out the boxscore for grins. Shoutout to Mike Smith for being goalie of the game with an .816 Save Percentage. [NHL]

Rory Boylen has the latest Power Rankings: The Biggest RFA Questions Edition. Guess what, Mikko is in here. [Sportsnet]



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