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Daily Cupcakes: December 8th, 2010

As some of you know, I'm snowed in.  Which means a completely screwed up schedule. So my roundup is a little on the late side this morning... but here we go!



The Avalanche Guild did a recap:

Former Panther Craig Anderson just can’t seem to beat his former team. Despite Anderson being injured and leaving the game last year, the team just couldn’t pull it out in Florida; much like tonight


I found this to be interesting, an article on how concussions affect men and women differently.

Male athletes, though, often reported cognitive symptoms like amnesia or disorientation after a suffering a concussion—signs of head trauma that are not easily overlooked. Female athletes, by contrast, often had neurobehavioral symptoms like drowsiness, or somatic symptoms like sensitivity to noise.


And if you happen to be snowed in, there is a video about the Nords first game. It was a documentary taped just before and during the first game. It's in French and English, with English subtitles when they speak French.  One of my favorite moments, is that when they introduce Maurice Richard as the Coach for the first time, they only use his first name.  When was the last time that happened?

The Nordiques first game



Gary Bettman was at the game last night, here is another recap:

NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman, who was in attendance, witnessed firsthand an enthusiastic throng who tossed several rats on the ice after Weiss' winner in honor of the '96 team.

"The Panthers are doing very well, especially considering they've had a long drought in terms of making the playoffs," Bettman said. "Fans of the Panthers have demonstrated themselves over the years as consistently passionate and patient."


More love for Kevin Shattenkirk


And it was largely because Shattenkirk provided yet another example of why he has been making everyone around the league sit up and take notice of him lately.



Lastly, a mini-article about Sakic

"He’s gradually getting back into it," Yzerman said. "We all retire at relatively young ages -- 40sh or so – and he’s s got an opportunity now to spend some time with his family and kids, but the game is what we grow up doing and what we’re most comfortable in and what we know best and the ability to stay in it is important.