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Colorado Avalanche: News From Around the NHL July 21st, 2016

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Things happened, stuff occurred. Read it here!

2016 NHL Draft - Rounds 2-7 Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images

Ok, quiet down you rambunctious band of troglodytes and philistines. Your teacher...er, Head Cupcake-tress, Sandie, is still on vacation from you all and I’m filling in for the day —

Hey, get down from that desk!

Now, we’re going to go over the latest NHL news and I expect your best be...hey, stop passing notes and shooting rubber bands. I mean it!

Ugh...let’s get on with it, shall we?

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  • Big news for the Avalanche development program. After dissolving their relationship with Fort Wayne, the Colorado Eagles announced a new four-year partnership. News Conference Video
  • Also, restricted free agent Mikhail Grigorenko avoided arbitration and signed a one-year, $1.3M to suit up for the Avs next season. MHH’s story
  • Around the league, 36-year-old Brad Richards announced his retirement after 15 seasons in the NHL with five teams. NHL.com story
  • The Washington Capitals’ Marcus Johansson avoids arbitration. NHL.com story
  • Oh, and Matt Duchene was busy keeping his hands in shape yesterday signing autographs for a charity golf tournament: