Makar has Stanley Cup slumber party before heading to childhood rink

Makar has Stanley Cup slumber party before heading to childhood rink

Nothing like a sleepover with your new best friend. Colorado Avalanche defenseman Hold Makarthe 2022 Conn Smythe Trophy winner, invited the Stanley Cup into his childhood room for a little rest and relaxation before a big day. Tweet from @keeperofthecup: Every kid who has played hockey, dreams of winning the Cup. Cale Makar relaxes with … Read more

NHL free agency – Seven potential destinations for Nazem Kadri

NHL free agency – Seven potential destinations for Nazem Kadri

Nazem Kadri is a Stanley Cup champion who had 87 points in 71 games last season for the Colorado Avalanche. He hadn’t scored more than 61 points in a season previously, turns 32 in October and is seeking a hefty payday on a new contract. The combination of those factors make Kadri a top-tier NHL … Read more

Evening Notes: Dubois, Kadri, Nill

Evening Notes: Dubois, Kadri, Nill

As today’s 5:00 pm ET deadline for teams to file for club-elected player salary arbitration came and went, the Winnipeg Jets apparently chose not to file for arbitration with forward Pierre-Luc Duboissays Murat Ates of The Athletic (subscription required). The decision didn’t appear as much of a surprise given Dubois’ and the Jets’ situation, and … Read more

Johnny Gaudreau leaves the Calgary Flames, and who could the Edmonton Oilers target in free agency?

Johnny Gaudreau leaves the Calgary Flames, and who could the Edmonton Oilers target in free agency?

Johnny Gaudreau is no longer at Calgary Flame. According to Daily Faceoff’s Frank Seravalli, the Flames superstar forward will be hitting the free-agent market and is expected to see suitors out east. Johnny Gaudreau informed the #Flames he will not be returning to Calgary. Emotional conversation for both sides, as the Flames rolled out the … Read more

Colorado Avalanche Extend Alexandar Georgiev, Jacob MacDonald

Colorado Avalanche Extend Alexandar Georgiev, Jacob MacDonald

The Colorado Avalanche announced via Twitter that they have extended goaltender Alexander Georgiev for three years. TSN’s Chris Johnston reports that the deal is expected to carry a $3.4MM AAV and Pierre LeBrun of The Athletic reports the salary breakdown to be $3.6MM in year one, $3.7MM in year two, and $2.9MM in year three. … Read more

Offseason Notes: Kadri, Flyers, Fleury

Offseason Notes: Kadri, Flyers, Fleury

Earlier today, Stanley Cup champion and pending UFA Nazem Kadri joined hosts Nick Kypreos and Justin Bourne on the “Real Kyper and Bourne” podcast on Sportsnet, where he was asked about his upcoming free agency and his desire to stay with the Colorado Avalanche. When asked if Colorado was his number one choice, Kadri responded, … Read more

Makar gets love from Orr after winning 2022 Norris, Conn Smythe Trophies

Makar gets love from Orr after winning 2022 Norris, Conn Smythe Trophies

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2022 NHL Draft: What is each team’s biggest need?

2022 NHL Draft: What is each team’s biggest need?

Today we look at each NHL team’s biggest need going into the 2022 NHL Draft. Biggest need, in this context, doesn’t mean the immediate need on the big club’s roster. This is not about filling needs for the 2022-23 NHL season. The purpose of this from an NHL Draft perspective is to examine a club’s … Read more

Makar wins Conn Smythe Trophy as playoff MVP for Avalanche

Makar wins Conn Smythe Trophy as playoff MVP for Avalanche

TAMPA — As kids, like most hockey-playing Canadians, Cale and Taylor Makar had won the Stanley Cup dozens and dozens of times. Their mini-sticks battles had ended in championships, in the Cup lofted, the celebration honed. It was never anything like this. Because this was something Hold Makar could never even have imagined. Not only … Read more

Avalanche Stanley Cup handoff goes from Landeskog to Erik Johnson

Avalanche Stanley Cup handoff goes from Landeskog to Erik Johnson

“‘Gabe’ was telling me the last couple of years, ‘When we win it, you’re getting it first,’” the Avalanche defenseman said. “If that doesn’t give you motivation to get it done, I don’t know what does. Just a super, humbling gratifying feeling. I mean, it’s amazing.” Johnson was the first Avalanche player to receive the … Read more