Daily Cupcakes - Links From Around the NHL - May 1st, 2012

DENVER CO - NOVEMBER 6: David Van Der Gulik #7 of the Colorado Avalanche is hauled down by Nicklas Grossman #2 of the Dallas Stars during the first period of their game at the Pepsi Center on November 6 2010 in Denver Colorado. (Photo by Marc Piscotty/Getty Images)

So, will fans see Luongo in a Leafs uniform?

Cue the Roberto Luongo rumours.

The Vancouver Canucks goalie will include the Toronto Maple Leafs on a list of teams he would accept a trade to, says TSN, citing sources.

A story about Varlamov.

Playing for the Colorado Avalanche in the NHL cannot compare to games for the Russian national team, goaltender Semyon Varlamov told RIA Novosti on Monday.

Varlamov is a leading contender for Russia’s starting goaltender spot when the world championships start next week, and he is available after the Avalanche failed to reach the NHL playoffs.

Want Brooklyn to get a NHL team?

The developer and owner of Brooklyn's new Barclays Center believes his state-of-the-art facility can hold hockey for more than just a passing game or two.

Bruce Ratner, who will welcome the NBA's Nets to Brooklyn next season, is hopeful of the arena's potential NHL prospects as well, perhaps even the New York Islanders, who are looking for a new home. In fact, the building already has ice and locker rooms for both sports.

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