The Colorado Avalanche: News from around the NHL - July 17th, 2013

Richard Wolowicz

The 25-year old Blake Geoffrion just retired from hockey.

The 25-year-old suffered a skull fracture during a Hamilton Bulldogs game at the Bell Centre in Montreal against the Syracuse Crunch last year. After a hip-check from Syracuse's Jean-Phillipe Côté, Geoffrion's body flipped and his head hit Côté's skate. Days later, he underwent skull surgery in Montreal to repair the damage.

Canadiens General Manager Marc Bergevin called Geoffrion a player that was appreciated by everyone in the Habs' organization.

“Blake has shown a lot of courage since suffering a serious injury,” Bergevin said. “He made the decision to end his professional hockey career and we wish him the very best in his future endeavours.”

The Blue Jackets reminded everyone just how awesome the hockey community is, by quickly offering Blake a job.

Former Montreal forward Blake Geoffrion has been hired as a scout by the Columbus Blue Jackets a day after he announced his retirement from the NHL at age 25.

Geoffrion, the grandson of former Canadiens star Bernie Geoffrion and great-grandson of Howie Morenz, left the game due to lingering effects of a skull fracture and concussion sustained during an American Hockey League game in November.

Jagr just posted a rather bizarre video of himself. (Video can be found with the link)

Now, Jagr is apparently a news breaker of sorts.

In a video posted Tuesday morning on the 41-year-old’s official Facebook page, Jagr hinted at the possibility of never returning to the NHL.

“As for my next job here in the NHL, I have to say that I see a lot of black,” he said, when translated from Czech to English using a report from website Sport.Cz.

Suspecting Keenan’s personal situation could be an issue – his daughter suffers from cancer – Maccabi Canada developed a back-up plan.

Enter Guy Carbonneau as head coach. A three-time Cup winner with the Montreal Canadiens (1986, 1993) and the Dallas Stars (1999) as a player, Carbonneau was also a coach with the storied Habs franchise from 2006 to 2009, including a stint as head coach.

Wayne Primeau has joined him as his assistant. Primeau played for a number of NHL teams from 1995 to 2010, including Buffalo, San Jose, Calgary, Boston and Pittsburgh. He ended his playing career in Toronto.

At a two-day mini-camp at York University’s Canlan Ice Sports facility earlier this week, Carbonneau got a chance to meet the players and prepare for the tournament. He admitted he’s at somewhat of a disadvantage, joining the team late and not being present at tryouts last year.

- See more at: http://www.cjnews.com/node/110768#sthash.NTR5UCOR.dpuf

Suspecting Keenan’s personal situation could be an issue – his daughter suffers from cancer – Maccabi Canada developed a back-up plan.

Enter Guy Carbonneau as head coach. A three-time Cup winner with the Montreal Canadiens (1986, 1993) and the Dallas Stars (1999) as a player, Carbonneau was also a coach with the storied Habs franchise from 2006 to 2009, including a stint as head coach.

Wayne Primeau has joined him as his assistant. Primeau played for a number of NHL teams from 1995 to 2010, including Buffalo, San Jose, Calgary, Boston and Pittsburgh. He ended his playing career in Toronto.

At a two-day mini-camp at York University’s Canlan Ice Sports facility earlier this week, Carbonneau got a chance to meet the players and prepare for the tournament. He admitted he’s at somewhat of a disadvantage, joining the team late and not being present at tryouts last year.

- See more at: http://www.cjnews.com/node/110768#sthash.NTR5UCOR.dpu

Suspecting Keenan’s personal situation could be an issue – his daughter suffers from cancer – Maccabi Canada developed a back-up plan.

Enter Guy Carbonneau as head coach. A three-time Cup winner with the Montreal Canadiens (1986, 1993) and the Dallas Stars (1999) as a player, Carbonneau was also a coach with the storied Habs franchise from 2006 to 2009, including a stint as head coach.

Wayne Primeau has joined him as his assistant. Primeau played for a number of NHL teams from 1995 to 2010, including Buffalo, San Jose, Calgary, Boston and Pittsburgh. He ended his playing career in Toronto.

At a two-day mini-camp at York University’s Canlan Ice Sports facility earlier this week, Carbonneau got a chance to meet the players and prepare for the tournament. He admitted he’s at somewhat of a disadvantage, joining the team late and not being present at tryouts last year.

- See more at: http://www.cjnews.com/node/110768#sthash.NTR5UCOR.dpuf

Suspecting Keenan’s personal situation could be an issue – his daughter suffers from cancer – Maccabi Canada developed a back-up plan.

Enter Guy Carbonneau as head coach. A three-time Cup winner with the Montreal Canadiens (1986, 1993) and the Dallas Stars (1999) as a player, Carbonneau was also a coach with the storied Habs franchise from 2006 to 2009, including a stint as head coach.

Wayne Primeau has joined him as his assistant. Primeau played for a number of NHL teams from 1995 to 2010, including Buffalo, San Jose, Calgary, Boston and Pittsburgh. He ended his playing career in Toronto.

At a two-day mini-camp at York University’s Canlan Ice Sports facility earlier this week, Carbonneau got a chance to meet the players and prepare for the tournament. He admitted he’s at somewhat of a disadvantage, joining the team late and not being present at tryouts last year.

- See more at: http://www.cjnews.com/node/110768#sthash.NTR5UCOR.dpuf
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