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Colorado Avalanche: News from around the NHL July 22nd, 2014

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You know it's late July-early August when there isn't much hockey news to be found... when the "biggest" story is the end of Ovie's engagement... is it October yet?!

Do you love the Ghostbusters? Because Cam Talbot sure does!  (Link has image of the mask)

Follow Cam Talbot's career for even a short amount of time and you're going to learn two things about him: 1) He's a goalie. 2) He really likes Ghostbusters.

All you have to do is look at his gear and these two things become crystal clear. He's usually wearing goalie pads, which is a dead giveaway on what position he plays, and he's been rocking Ghostbuster-themed masks since he got Dave Gunnarsson to paint the Stay Puft Marshallow Man and Slimer on his mask in 2010.

Winnik is still available.

Should [the Oilers] aim their sights a bit lower, another vet worth a look is Daniel Winnik. Although listed as a centre, for the most part this guy has been quietly patrolling the port side on Western Conference teams like Phoenix, Colorado, San Jose or (most recently) Anaheim, where this past season he scored 30 points playing 15 minutes a night, none of them on the powerplay. While not a banger, Winnik has good size at 6’2, 207, and plays an honest two-way game. Still just 29, he has 490 NHL games and 150 points to his credit. Maybe it’s just his #34 that fools me, but I look at this guy and see Fernando Pisani. Oilers could use another one of those.

Parenteau says that playing for the Canadiens is a "dream come true".

P.A. Parenteau has no complaints about being a member of the Montreal Canadiens.

Speaking at the RBC Canadian Open Pro-Am in Montreal on Monday - his first media availability since being traded to the Habs - Parenteau said he's overjoyed to be playing in his home province of Quebec for the team he grew up cheering for.

"I'm not going to lie, it was kind of a dream come true," Parenteau said. "You never know when it's going to happen, or if ever it's going to happen and it did for me. I'm really excited and couldn't have asked for a better scenario."

The NHL is hosting the retail trade show at the Pepsi Center this week.

The National Hockey League will launch its 2014-2015 products season with a retail trade show at the Pepsi Center in downtown Denver Tuesday and Wednesday.

More than 100 exhibitors will showcase new NHL-branded products for U.S and Canadian marketplaces at the two-day annual "NHL Exchange licensed products and retail road show."

And more than 500 guests, including NHL licensees, retailers, partners and merchants from all 30 NHL clubs are expected for the event, the NHL said.