The Colorado Avalanche: News from around the NHL - March 10th, 2014

Jonathan Daniel

There is a missing hockey player, he hasn't been seen in a few days.

Saginaw Spirit President and Managing Partner Craig Goslin declined to comment on Trafford's status with the team, but the Spirit did release a statement on their website Sunday, March 9, which indicates he still is a member of the team:

"The Saginaw Spirit Franchise and the entire Great Lakes Bay Region are very concerned of the whereabouts of Saginaw Spirit hockey player Terry Trafford. Terry was last seen Monday morning at 9:30am. We currently have no further comment until the professionals searching for him complete their work. The entire Spirit organization is very concerned for the young man and we hope and pray that he is safe and found soon."



Forward Ryan O’Reilly helps the Colorado Avalanche in a lot of different ways, but perhaps the most remarkable aspect of his season is that he’s always stayed on the right side of the rules.

He’s played in 61 games and hasn’t committed a single penalty. No other player has participated in more than 34 contests without ending up in the sin bin at least once.

"Growing up, my parents always told me, you can never score from the penalty box. You can never help the team win from the box," O’Reilly told the Denver Post.

It's been ten years since the Steve Moore incident.

Moore, a rookie on a powerhouse Avalanche team, still remembers that game on March 8, 2004, and the devastating effect it had on his career.

"I think about it at times like this," Moore said Friday in a phone interview with The Canadian Press. "When the anniversary comes around, it’s hard not to reflect on the impact this has had on my life, which is dramatic.

"At the same time I think a lot about how grateful I am that this wasn’t worse. Every time I watch it I have the same reaction other people have, which is shock and disgust. It’s just a little stronger when it’s yourself you’re looking at and when you’re aware of everything that happened in the three weeks leading up to it — the threats and all those things."

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