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Colorado Avalanche: News from around the NHL August 26th, 2014

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Leon Halip

Craig Anderson agrees to stay in Ottawa for another three years.

Not the signing of Robin Lehner to a contract extension nor the departure of former captains Daniel Alfredsson or Jason Spezza gave goalie Craig Anderson doubts about spending the foreseeable future in an Ottawa Senators uniform.

The Senators signed Anderson, 33, to a three-year, $12.6-million contract extension Monday, just a month after Lehner inked a three-year deal of his own, meaning the two goalies will be battling for net time for at least the next couple seasons.

And that's just fine by Anderson.

“I think Robin and I have gotten along really well the last few years and I'm looking forward to working with him and continuing to help him improve,” Anderson told reporters Monday via conference call from Florida."

Ex-NHLer, Mitch Wilson, speaks about having ALS.


As Wilson recovered from Russell's death, he began blood work and testing. Doctors began to suspect ALS. As he waited for the official diagnosis, he asked, "What's the deal if I have this?"

"Four years, they told me. Only four years? Lou Gehrig was diagnosed in 1939 and died in 1941. From 1939 until 2014, all you've done is double this? If I could help raise some money and give it to the cause, I want to do that."

The ALS IceBucket Challenge is a phenomenal success, raising more than $50 million in donations. Wilson would like to help, through his Facebook page and a GoFundMe account.




The National Hockey League is reportedly irked at the group that created The Simpsons.

In other news: It appears someone at the NHL’s head office watches The Simpsons.

The league’s bigwigs sent the animated sitcom’s creators a letter concerning an episode from the show’s ninth season (1998), Mike Scully, one of the show’s executive producers, claimed Monday.

The episode in question – The Last Temptation of Krusty – sees the aforementioned clown character drink from what appears to be the Stanley Cup before vomiting in it during a bender brought on as he battles with his career.