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Colorado Avalanche: News From Around the NHL January 26th, 2015

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ICYMI: The NHL All Stars decided to dust off the old Flying V formation. []

Speaking of the All Star game, Kessel wasn't picked last this time. []

Kessel may have been happy to have not been picked last. However, Ovechwas unhappy because he wanted to be picked last and wasn't. []

When Honda saw Ovie's plea to get picked last so he could win a car, they decided to give him one. Ovie then announced that it was for a charity - it is to help children with Down Syndrome. []

So... the Avalanche are one of only four teams in the NHL to have not been penalized for embellishment. []

Two men walk into a sports store, after hours, and leave under four minutes later. What do you think they took? If you guessed that they walked out with almost $38,000 worth of hockey sticks, you'd be right. [] {Video included, but not automatic play}

An interesting look at the difference between the Florida Panthers and the Edmonton Oilers. []

The KHL wants to lower the salary cap, and by lower I mean slaughter it... leaving it at a fifth of the value of the NHL cap. []