Weekly Cupcakes: Girard only got to play hockey because his brother hung up his skates for him

Colorado Avalanche

In Canada, the value of youth hockey benches the subsequent technology. Colorado Avalanche defenseman Samuel Girard was a teen when his mother and father sat him and his older brother Jérémy down because they could only afford to put one child through elite hockey. [Binge Post]

Avalanche beat Kings 2-1 in shootout to extend road streak. [USA Today]

Biggest names in the trade market as the NHL Trade Deadline approaches. [My NHL Trade Rumors]

The worst trades in the post-lockout era for each of the 31 teams. They think Colorado’s occurred in 2006. [The Hockey News]

Ian Cole knows Colorado Avalanche have to walk before Stanley Cup run. [ESPN]

Countdown to TradeCentre: Where do the Avs go from here? [TSN]

Colorado Avalanche skate guards made in Newfoudland for NHL Stadium Series.The players had to walk a mile in the skate guards!! [VOCM]


Other hockey news

Hurricanes to sell shirts honouring Zamboni driver turned emergency hero David Ayres. Royalties will go to the Leafs practice goalie as well as to a kidney foundation. [CBC]

Next 700-goal scorer after Ovechkin of Capitals debated. [NHL]

McDavid’s status unclear as Oilers visit Kings. [National Post]

Can Ovechkin catch Gretzky? NHL’s new Mr. 700 has a chance. [Toronto Star]

The sorrow and the savage: Leafs’ historic loss to Zamboni driver inspires range of emotional reactions. [CBC]

Trade secrets: NHL players open up about the pain and upheaval of being moved to a new team. [The Globe and Mail]


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