Daily Cupcakes: Links From Around the NHL, March 26th, 2012

NASHVILLE, TN - MARCH 08: Jamie McGinn #11 and Paul Stastny #26 of the Colorado Avalanche celebrate a goal against the Nashville Predators at Bridgestone Arena on March 8, 2012 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Frederick Breedon/Getty Images)




In case you hadn't hear, Colorado Avalanche 's Chuck Kobasew was fined the league maximum $2,500 for a hit against the Canucks.

Phoenix Coyotes forward Alexandre Bolduc was fined the maximum $2,500 for slew-footing San Jose Sharks forward Ryane Clowe in Sunday's game.

Colorado Avalanche forward Chuck Kobasew also forfeited $2,500 for charging Vancouver Canucks defenseman Aaron Rome Saturday.

Both players had received minor penalties for their infractions.

Kobasew was fined last month for tripping Canucks defenseman Dan Hamhuis as he touched the puck on an icing call.

Quebec is getting one step closer to having a major league hockey team.

Quebec City’s mayor made it official Sunday, announcing that the construction of a much-anticipated $400-million NHL-calibre hockey arena will kickoff in September.

The city and the province of Quebec will, as planned, split the cost of building the 18,000-seat arena by 2015.

Mayor Regis Labeaume also announced a final agreement was reached before the March 31 deadline with media giant Quebecor to manage the building, which could serve as the future home of a professional hockey team.


The much-loved former Colorado Avalanche Ian Laperriere admitted that he played with post-concussion symptons in the playoffs- just so he could experience going that far in the quest for Lord Stanley. He thinks other guys are playing through concussions as well.

Laperriere wanted so badly to be part of the Flyers’ run, he didn’t tell anyone he was still experiencing postconcussion symptoms. Before Philadelphia lost to the Chicago Blackhawks, Laperriere was voted the NHL’s toughest player by The Hockey News. He tried a comeback in September of 2010, but has yet to play another game.

"I really do believe there are guys playing right now with concussions," said Laperriere, who will have problems with his eye for the rest of his life. "They don’t want to say anything because they don’t want to lose their job. It’s not like Sidney Crosby who can miss two years and play, especially for the third, fourth liners."

Would Patrick Roy want to coach the Montreal Canadiens?

The beauty of it is, you can say anything you like about him but thanks to all those Stanley Cup rings, he’ll never hear about it.

He’s too temperamental for the job, too stubborn, too rude and far too full of himself.

He’d also be perfect.

The very idea of Patrick Roy returning to the fold of the Montreal Canadiens, this time as head coach, was floated earlier this week by a Radio-Canada blogger. Naturally, Patrick Roy denied it and claims the time is not right for him to return to the NHL.


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