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Daily Cupcakes: February 16th, 2010

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Here we go again. Now I'm going to try and do the Cupcakes again, might be difficult to find happy, fluffy, cheery ones... but Cupcakes nonetheless. Oh and if someone wants to photoshop this Cupcake to make it more "Avalanche" go for it. :)

Three questions answered by two CBC columnists. This is about Peter Forsberg.

He worked so hard, it is truly a shame he wasn't able to play longer, to at least play a final game in Colorado.

A preview of the Pens/Avs match up, for those of you interested

"(Monday) was completely unacceptable," said Paul Stastny, who has one goal in his last 14 games. "We should be ashamed of our performance."

I know we are all a little hurt about the Avs/Flames game BUT I always loved Tanguay, I still do. And there was a nice story about him and his time in Denver.

There’s about four guys playing hockey on the pond, I said, ‘do you mind if we play?’" remembered Tanguay. "They said, ‘Okay, do you want to spread the teams out?’ I said, ‘no, no, us two against you four - and they were four older guys. They didn’t really know who we were. So we start playing and I was getting my brother to score every goal. It was quite an experience for me.

"After a while, the guys picked up that I was playing in the NHL.

A story about Kevin Shattenkirk over at USA hockey

Even though he knew he could play in the NHL, the fast start has surprised even the Avalanche rookie himself.

"I don’t think there’s anyone more surprised than me. I obviously knew that I had the confidence that I could play in this league and make an impact for Colorado," Shattenkirk said.

A follow up story to Mike Keane

Before the ceremonial raising of Keane’s number 12 to the rafters, the first number ever retired in Moose history