Daily Cupcakes: November 22nd, 2017

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Colorado Avalanche

This is the Avalanche rebuild you have been waiting for. [BSN Denver]

Avalanche teenage defenseman Sam Girard happy to be booted from team hotel. Girard could still be sent back to his junior team in Quebec, but the Avs would still be on the hook for his NHL salary of $728,333. [Denver Post]

The Rest of the Game

Dorsett leaves Canucks to be examined for neck stiffness. Forward had spinal surgery during offseason, played first 20 games. [NHL]

Quarter-mark superlatives: Golden Knights surprise, while Sidney Crosby struggles. [ESPN]

Acknowledging and analyzing the NHL’s top five lines this season. [Sportsnet]

Highlights from Jamie McGinn’s Twitter takeover. [NHL]

Halifax brothers take different paths in pursuit of NHL dream. Morgan Barron suits up for Ivy League school while his younger brother Justin plays for Mooseheads. [CBC]

 

How badly does the NHL want to curtail slashing? [National Post]

 

Ten things we’re not thankful for in the NHL. [USA Today]

Fantasy awards at one-quarter mark of 2017-18. Kucherov most valuable player; Schenn biggest surprise; Barzal top rookie. [NHL]

After five games in an Ottawa Senators uniform, Matt Duchene has only posted round numbers – 0 goals and 0 assists. Matt Duchene insists he’s not getting inside his own head, twisting himself into mental knots because of what the numbers say. [Ottawa Sun]

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