Daily Cupcakes - August 8th, 2011

DENVER CO - JANUARY 10: Darren Helm #43 of the Detroit Red Wings puts a hit on TJ Galiardi #39 of the Colorado Avalanche at the Pepsi Center on January 10 2011 in Denver Colorado. The Avalanche defeated the Red Wings 5-4. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

Stefan Elliott thinks he is ready to jump to the NHL.

"Confidence is key. If you're not confident in your abilities and in what you can do, you're not going to go very far. I'll come into camp confident and try to do my best. It's a big change and I'm looking forward to it. My parents did a good job raising me and I've been away from home for the past four years. I think that'll help a lot. I think I'm ready to start this new chapter in my life."

I'm a big fan of stories of NHL'ers giving back to the communities and doing "good" with their celebrity status, Jean- Sebastien Giguere lends a hand to Habitat for Humanity.

NHL goalie Jean-Sebastien Giguere had a homecoming of sorts on Wednesday, as he returned to Halifax to help out with a Habitat for Humanity build with his wife Kristen.

Speaking of which, there will be a charity hockey game (and time to get autographs) in Southern Ontario. Both Cal O`Reilly and Ryan O`Reilly will be at the game. Tickets are 10 dollars.

Logan Couture of the San Jose Sharks is the host for a fundraising hockey game at the St. Marys Pyramid Recreation Centre on Wed., Aug. 17 at 7:30 p.m.

Something I found a bit interesting, Tomas Vokoun reportedly fired his agent after not being the hot commodity on Free Agency Day that everyone thought he would be.

According to a recent post at Czech Hockey Report, former Panthers goaltender Tomas Vokoun has dumped rep Michael Deutsch for Octagon's Allan Walsh.

Vokoun - coming off the final season of a four-year deal which paid $6.3M in salary during the 2010-11 campaign - was widely considered as the best netminder to enter free agency this summer, once the Flyers locked up Ilya Bryzgalov.

Duncan Siemens has drive and a competitive edge, accidentally injuring another player during a scrimmage.

Duncan Siemens never intended to hurt Brett Connolly when the two players skated into the left wing corner during the third period of a scrimmage on Thursday at the Canadian National Junior Team development camp.


And, finally, today's question:  Who do you think is the most overrated player in the NHL? Stick-tap to Shotgunstohalosx for sending me the question. Once again, if you have any topic ideas/questions, feel free to e-mail me some.  In fact, they'd be appreciated.
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