Daily Cupcakes: Mikko is back, Baby.

Colorado Avalanche

Mikko Rantanen, Colorado Avalanche trample Chicago Blackhawks in star’s return. [Sporting News]

MacKinnon and Makar honored by NHL for November play. [Colorado Hockey News]

Colorado Avalanche Andre Burakovsky day-to-day. [Last Word on Hockey]

Makar scores twice to help Avs beat Jackets. [TSN]

McDavid, MacKinnon, Kane named NHL’s three stars for November. [Sportsnet]


The Rest of Hockey

RFAs Puljujarvi, Honka ineligible to play in NHL for rest of season. [Sportsnet]

If 3-5 NHL teams end up in the bidding for Taylor Hall I expect the Edmonton Oilers to be among them: 9 Things. [National Post]

Lafleur has operation to remove lobe on lung. Hockey Hall of Famer had quadruple-bypass surgery two months earlier. [NHL]

DiPietro using nightmare debut with Canucks to fuel NHL aspirations. [Sportsnet]

Abusive coaching isn’t just a hockey thing. Maybe Peters-Aliu will help that discussion. [Toronto Star]

Bill Peters is gone but the story isn’t over. [Toronto Sun]

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