Daily Cupcakes - Links from around the unlocked out NHL - January 11th, 2013


Colorado Avalanche prospect Michael Clarke has been traded.

The Peterborough Petes dealt two of their top players Thursday prior to the Ontario Hockey League trade deadline.

The Petes moved first-round draft pick Slater Koekkoek and fellow NHL prospect Alan Quine as the struggling team looked to stockpile future picks.

Koekkoek, the 2012 first-round pick (10th overall) of the Tampa Bay Lightning, was the Petes’ captain. He was dealt to Windsor for centre Michael Clarke and two second-round selections.

Every mistake is going to be looked at closer with the shortened season.

Kelly Hrudey was not accustomed to being pulled into his coach’s office for a chat after the first game of the regular season. But this wasn’t a normal season.

The Los Angeles Kings goaltender could probably have been excused for showing a little rust when play resumed in January 1995 after an extended lockout and an abbreviated training camp. After all, it was essentially his first meaningful game in eight months when the Toronto Maple Leafs visited the Kings at the Great Western Forum on opening night.

"We tied 3-3 and I had let in a really bad goal," Hrudey recalled in a recent interview. "I remember [coach] Barry Melrose said ’We just can’t have that in this season because it’s so short and we can’t give you two weeks to get ready.’

An update on a hazing incident.

Dalhousie University is standing by its decision to suspend the women’s hockey team over an alleged hazing incident, saying the squad’s most recent version of what happened that September night is only half the story.

The team issued a statement Thursday saying it held a party to welcome new players that involved dressing up rookies in "odd clothing," and asking them to eat sardines, hot peppers and whipped cream.

The university in Halifax suspended all but first-year players from the team last week — effectively ending their 2012-13 season — after an investigation into the incident, which Crosby said involved excessive drinking, intimidation and humiliation.

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