Daily Cupcakes - Links From Around the NHL - July 23rd, 2012

(S. Gauthier)

The people in Aurora suffered greatly Thursday night, and as Cheryl pointed out, the Avalanche family lost a great member. The Colorado Avalanche have announced that they will honor Jessica.

The Denver Post’s Adrian Dater reports that the Colorado Avalanche will honor the memory of Jessica "Redfield" Ghawi, although they haven’t decided how they’ll do so just yet. Ghawi was one of the shooting victims during a "Dark Knight Rises" midnight screening at a theater in Aurora, Colorado.

The Avalanche said that she was a "tremendous person and credit to the hockey world" and that their "deepest sympathies" are with her family.

Is the NHLPA going to play dirty?

It will pit not just owners vs. players, but owners vs. owners.

"Knowing Donald Fehr, I will be shocked if that’s not part of his proposal, and a big part of it," said Gary Roberts, dean of the Indiana University School of Law. "Salary caps do not work very well — or for very long — if you have a great disparity of revenue between clubs.

"You either set the cap so low that some teams make enormous profits — that doesn’t sit well with the players — or you set it so high that the clubs in smaller markets just can’t keep up."

Want to know what the Cup has been up to lately?

The entire town of Sylvan Lake was buzzing Thursday when Colin Fraser showed up on a boat with the Stanley Cup and paraded it around the local farmer’s market.

But on Friday, the Los Angeles Kings centreman handed it off to Christopher Sutter.

Escorted by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police at the Black Knight Inn on Gaetz Avenue in Red Deer, Fraser and Sutter — the youngest son of Kings head coach and former Calgary Flames general manager and coach Darryl — lugged Lord Stanley’s mug into the banquet hall for the annual Sutter Fund golf tournament for the first of his dad’s two days with the Cup.

"Then, it goes to the farm," said Darryl. "And that’s better.

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