Daily Cupcakes - Links From Around the NHL - July 20, 2012

ST. LOUIS, MO - JANUARY 7: Ryan O'Byrne #3 of the Colorado Avalanche clears the puck against Ryan O'Byrne #3 of the Colorado Avalanche at the Scottrade Center on January 7, 2012 in St. Louis, Missouri. The Blues beat the Avalanche 4-0. (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)

Dater posted two "old time" pictures of some of the Avalanche.

So did you hear the one about Shea Weber's contract deal?

The 14-year, US$110-million offer sheet the Philadelphia Flyers signed Nashville Predators defenceman Shea Weber to on Wednesday night is laughable. But is it unlawful?

Or rather, does it circumvent the current collective bargaining agreement like Ilya Kovalchuk’s initial contract with the New Jersey Devils did two years ago? On the surface, the answer appears to be no. Just like Zach Parise and Ryan Suter’s matching 13-year, US$98-million deals, Weber’s proposed contract appears to slip through a tiny loophole that many teams continue to exploit.

All that time playing golf paid off for Scott Gomez. He got a hole in one, and won a car.

Montreal Canadiens centre Scott Gomez might have another pro sports career ahead of him when he hangs up his skates.

The Anchorage native won a new, $50,000 Acura MD X Thursday when he hit a hole-in-one at his own Scotty Gomez Foundation Celebrity Golf Tournament.

The Toronto Star looks at five long-term contracts and how they are working out.

They’re big, they’re bold and, in more than one case, they’re unmistakably bad.

With free-agent defenceman Shea Weber signing a 14-year offer sheet — reportedly worth more than $110 million (U.S.) — with the Philadelphia Flyers earlier this week, 16 players will enter next season with contracts 10 years or longer, according to the NHL salary tracking website CapGeek. commend.

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