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News of the Colorado Avalanche - Links from around the NHL - April 5th, 2013

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Rich Lam

A father is suing because his child was knocked out during a hockey game.

The father of an Edmonton teen who was allegedly grabbed from behind and punched into unconsciousness during a hockey game has launched a $500,000 lawsuit.

According to a statement of claim filed in Court of Queen’s Bench on March 25, Hale Deleeuw was playing for the Strathcona Warriors in a Midget minor hockey match against the Warburg Mustangs on March 6, 2011.

Are the days of ten hour Trade Deadline Day marathons coming to an end.

Even the oft-talked about flurry of trades that tends to happen in the last hour before the deadline was more of a smattering, with fewer than 15 transactions and the vast majority of them involving non-core players. TSN would occasionally air a graphic of players it called Trade Bait; by the end of the day only four of 21 had actually moved. (As evidence of the weakness of the market, one of the Trade Bait players was not actually a player, but a Columbus draft pick. Anything to fill out the graphic, I guess.)

I don't often link to Bleacher Report, however, they list the Top Five fighters in the NHL. Want to take a guess who is number one?

That's not the way it usually goes when Bordeleau drops the gloves. He is a huge man at 6'6" and 225 pounds, and he uses his size to intimidate opponents.

When Bordeleau squares off, you get the feeling that his long arms are going to prevent any of his opponents' punches from landing.

That defensive ability is just part of it. For a big man, Bordeleau throws his punches with eye-catching speed. He can throw superior combinations with great rapidity.

Dropping the gloves with Bordeleau is often a regrettable decision.