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Daily Cupcakes: April 13th, 2011

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A look back on the Avalanche

To say the Colorado Avalanche’s season was a disappointment is an understatement on par with saying the BP oil spill was a leaky Vespa next to a storm drain. It would be kind to call it a catastrophe. But even worse, this isn’t the first time we’ve been through this: The last two seasons of Avs hockey have been eerily parallel to our other major franchise, the Denver Broncos.

A look back on the Jay McClement and Erik Johnson for Chris Stewart and Kevin Shattenkirk trade.

"It ends up being a No. 11 (pick), but when I look back on the trade, I'm still very comfortable," Armstrong said. "We don't have the 11th pick, but we have Stewart and Shattenkirk and the No. 32 pick," which is the second-round pick Colorado will owe the Blues.

"Moving back 21 spots in that trade, I still feel comfortable. Looking back, it evened out like everybody felt it would. They're improving their draft selection, and for us, we have three picks in the top 46 and two (third-round picks), so we're still in good position.

The Avalanche know where they will be training and practicing.

The Colorado Avalanche professional hockey team has extended its lease for another year with Centennial’s Family Sports Center, which hosts training camp and regular practices.

The Avalanche signed a five-year contract with South Suburban Parks and Recreation during the 2005-06 season to use the facility, with an annual option to renew for five additional years.

Congrats to Theo Fleury and Mike Keane.

Two of the best hockey players to ever come out of the province lead the class of inductees for the 2011 Manitoba Hockey Hall of Fame.

Mike Keane and Theoren Fleury will be inducted into the Hall on Oct. 1 at a banquet at the Canad Inns Polo Park.