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

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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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

Makar ‘honored’ to win Norris Trophy, focused on Cup with Avalanche

Makar ‘honored’ to win Norris Trophy, focused on Cup with Avalanche

TAMPA– Hold Makar said he appreciated winning the Norris Trophy, given annually to the top defenseman in the NHL, at the 2022 NHL Awards on Tuesday. But winning the Stanley Cup with the Colorado Avalanche remains the ultimate goal. The Avalanche have a 2-1 lead in the best-of-7 series against the Tampa Bay Lightning heading … Read more

Flames executive Snow thankful for sharing story of ALS battle at NHL Awards

Flames executive Snow thankful for sharing story of ALS battle at NHL Awards

Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis has affected his face, speech and right arm, but here he was with his wife, Kelsie, and their children — Cohen, 10, and Willa, 7 — to present the Norris Trophy and raise awareness of the progressive neuromuscular illness. Snow thumped his chest with his left arm in appreciation. “ALS is an … Read more

2022 Stanley Cup Final storylines include Lightning three-peat bid

2022 Stanley Cup Final storylines include Lightning three-peat bid

Two of the three finalists for the Norris Trophy. Key players who could return from injury. Coaches trying to make history. There are storylines aplenty for the Stanley Cup Final, which begins Wednesday with Game 1 of the best-of-7 series between the Tampa Bay Lightning and Colorado Avalanche at Ball Arena (8 pm ET; ESPN+, … Read more

Makar made Avalanche big Lottery winners before helping them to Cup Final

Makar made Avalanche big Lottery winners before helping them to Cup Final

The Avalanche had finished the 2016-17 season 22-56-4 with an NHL-low 48 points, 21 behind the next closest team, the Vancouver Canucks (69). They had the best odds (18 percent) of winning the No. 1 pick but ended up with the No. 4 selection. So they settled for defenseman Hold Makar. It was a remarkable … Read more

Makar continuing historic rise for Avalanche in Western Conference Final

Makar continuing historic rise for Avalanche in Western Conference Final

DENVER– Hold Makar stood out amid the chaos of the Colorado Avalanche’s 8-6 win against the Edmonton Oilers in Game 1 of the Western Conference Final on Tuesday, in yet another episode of his historic rise. The 23-year-old defenseman had three points (one goal, two assists), giving him four three-point games in the Stanley Cup … Read more