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The Colorado Avalanche: News from around the NHL - September 13th, 2013

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Dilip Vishwanat

Tortorella has clarified that he wants players to limit the amount they use Twitter, but he isn't banning it. New Vancouver Canucks coach John Tortorella doesn’t want his players to get too social on Twitter.

“I’m not going to handcuff them and treat them like little kids,” he said.“There better be no information coming out of the locker-room with that damn Twitter.Tortorella said Thursday he wants Vancouver players to limit their Twitter use, but he won’t impose an outright ban.

“It’s nothing but trouble.”

A lot of NHL goalies will be attempting to get used to shorter goalie pads.

They are a brilliant white and have the customary red and blue accents, but there’s something missing from Carey Price’s new goalie pads.

Roughly 11/2 inches off the top, in fact.

Netminders across the NHL are breaking in new, smaller armour this week, part of a summer rule change aimed at boosting goal-scoring.

You know I'm a sucker for a hockey player that does some good, what's nice is this article realizes that it's a frequent thing in the NHL.

It's the kind of scene that likely happens far more often than many people in Winnipeg realize.

An NHL player takes time to bring a small bit of joy into a life that has been unfairly interrupted.

A young boy smiles from ear to ear, a mother sheds tears that hold so much meaning, a father swells with pride and happiness. Friends snap pictures and marvel at the generosity.

The NHL player chats with the boy and the family, signs a hat and a jersey, even offers up a few tickets, trying to do his part to distract from the seemingly endless stream of doctors, diagnoses and chemotherapy treatments.