Daily Cupcakes- November 11th, 2011

A recap of the tilt between the Avalanche and Islanders.

Kyle Quincey scored a power-play goal 2:39 into overtime and Jean-Sebastien Giguere made 30 saves, helping the Colorado Avalanche rally from a three-goal deficit and beat the slumping New York Islanders 4-3 on Thursday night.

An interesting tidbit, could we see all the teams have an 24/7 type show?

The NHL is starting its own production company.

The league will work with former HBO Sports President Ross Greenburg on NHL Original Productions. Greenburg is also producing sports documentaries for NBC's networks.

Greenburg freely mentions NFL Films as the model for the new venture. NHL chief operating officer John Collins and executive vice president Charles Coplin both have backgrounds working in football.

A story on Philippe Dupuis, he has good things to say about the Avalanche/ Lake Erie organizations.

So it's certainly fair to say he welcomed the Jan. 22, 2008 trade that shipped him and Darcy Campbell to the Colorado Avalanche in exchange for Mark Rycroft.

"It changed my whole career, to be honest with you," Dupuis admitted.

"I came from a team that... I wasn't even playing ten minutes a game to come into Lake Erie, and Joe (Sacco) was the coach there and they gave me a lot of confidence. They put me out there with some really good players, I was playing with (Chris) Stewart on the first line right away.

Something I found disturbing, players are still trying to play with concussions.

Under the N.H.L.’s injury-disclosure policy, clubs may not lie about players’ injuries, but they are not obligated to volunteer specifics. "You guys didn’t ask, so I didn’t give you the information," Tortorella said in September when asked why the Rangers did not disclose Staal’s concussion.

The N.H.L., the players association and players say the policy is in place to preserve players’ privacy and to protect them from targeted hits that might aggravate injuries.

But the policy did not seem to have preserved Staal’s health; he continued to play with concussion symptoms without facing questions about the effects of doing so.

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