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Daily Cupcakes: April 4th, 2011.

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As reported before the game, Paul Stastny is injured and will not be back this season.

The Avalanche have lost a franchise record 434 man games to injuries and illnesses this season. Twenty-seven players have missed at least one game.


The Edmonton Journal thinks that the Avs should give up their 1st round draft pick this year and T.J. Galiardi for Bernier.

Should the Colorado Avalanche put the top-three draft choice in play for either Los Angeles Kings goalie Jonathan Bernier or Vancouver Canucks goalie Cory Schneider?

 

National Post talking about Andy.

Can you name Craig Anderson’s biggest save of the season?

Might have been when he saved Bryan Murray’s job.

 

Some interesting talk about the prospects expected to go first this year- Couturier is apparently slipping.

Edmonton is on the verge of finishing in 30th place, while the Colorado Avalanche has a grasp on 29th so long as it doesn’t earn too many points in five remaining games. The Senators, Panthers and Islanders are "battling" for 28th, which would significantly increase their odds of landing on the draft-day podium.

 

A short look at the Colorado Avalanche - red wings rivalry.

But the sight of Darren McCarty and Claude Lemieux sharing a table as business partners at a memorabilia signing event Saturday in Mt. Clemens should have had everyone lunging for the nearest airsick bag.

 

So Shawn Hunwick has been doing pretty well for himself. Considering he was a walk-on he's doing real well.

And if he helps Michigan win a 10th NCAA hockey title?

"I'd be one of only two guys in the modern era to do that," Hunwick said -- the other being Marty Turco, who played for Michigan's 1996 and 1998 champions.