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Daily Cupcakes - November 29th, 2011

Sportsnet has an article on coaches whose positions might not be on solid ground.  Joe Sacco was mentioned in the list that no one wants to be named.

2. Joe Sacco – Colorado Avalanche: On the one hand, you have to give the guy the benefit of the doubt – the Avs are off to an average enough start this year, and for the past two seasons they have also started better than expected, both years leading the division by December. However, while they have had great starts, they have not had great finishes. If Colorado once again falters down the stretch, look for GM Greg Sherman to let Sacco go and bring in someone with a few more games under his belt.


Cameron Gaunce's younger brother is following in his footsteps.

Brendan Gaunce, a Markham native and second-year forward with the OHL’s Belleville Bulls ,was named the league’s player of the week for the period ending Nov. 27.
The second overall pick in the 2010 OHL priority selection, Gaunce, 17, amassed five goals and one assist for six points in three games with a plus-minus rating of plus-5.


An article on Ray Bourque and his sons.

Ray Bourque, one of the greatest defensemen in hockey history, speaks as confidently as ever at age 50 while continuing to carry plenty of clout, especially when it comes to discussing his sons.

Chris Bourque, 25, a three-time Calder Cup winner with the Hershey Bears, is off to his best start as a pro, which comes as little surprise to his Hall of Fame father.

"He should do well because he’s a sixth-year pro and has had other good years in the AHL and a really good year in Europe last year," dad said of Chris, who has 10 goals and 16 assists in 19 games while playing on the Bears’ top line, with All-Star center and fellow alternate captain Keith Aucoin and former Hartford Wolf Pack left wing and captain Boyd Kane. "Everything has kind of come together for him, so it’s kind of his time, as he has done a lot of good things in the AHL and hopefully will get an opportunity (with the parent Washington Capitals) and take advantage of it. It’s a tough lineup to crack, but people are watching, so who knows?"