Daily Cupcakes: September 18th, 2017

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Colorado Avalanche

Avalanche re-sign defenceman Nikita Zadorov to two-year deal. [Sportsnet]

Have the Colorado Avalanche have gone downhill under Sakic? Cox believes so. [The Star]

Varlamov plays with Avalanche for first time in eight months. Goalie felt ‘good physically’ during intrasquad game after hip surgeries eight months ago. [NHL]

Could you see a situation where Joe Sakic gets fired by Avs? [Denver Post]

Avalanche Burgundy-White game observations: Compher, Yakupov stand out. [BSN Denver]

The Rest of the Game

Daniel Winnik is ‘the best tryout guy out there’. [Twin Cities]

As NHL gets faster, players adjust offseason training to keep up. [USA Today]

China Games could go long way in growth of NHL. [NHL]

As the NHL makes a fresh push into the world’s biggest sports market, there are plenty of lessons to be learned from its first, failed foray into China. [Sportsnet]

 

5 Comments Add yours

  1. kingforsberg says:

    I don’t why, but I have a feeling Dutchy is leaving today. Colombus would be my guess.

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    1. Peardon97 says:

      Because you’re reading Dreger 😉

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      1. kingforsberg says:

        Nope. Did he say that?

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  2. Cox is a total blowhard but he did have a few relevant points in his screed there. Sure would be nice if Joe pulls the tiger and gets something done.

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  3. AceODale says:

    I think this whole China obsession is going to come back to bite the NHL in the butt. The economy is teetering on the edge of a cliff and the culture is completely different. I don’t see this ending well.

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