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Morning Flurries: Being a member of the Colorado Avalanche is letting Yak have fun again

Nail Yakupov is spreading positive vibes and scoring goals for the Colorado Avalanche

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Nobody is having more fun than Nail Yakupov
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Avalanche News

Matt Duchene takes over the Hometown Hockey twitter account. A recap of some of his best answers including favorite teammate to watch. [Sportsnet]

Nail Yakupov made the media rounds after scoring another goal in a 6-3 victory over the Boston Bruins Wednesday night. He talks what it's like playing with Duchene and his fresh start in Colorado. [SiriusXM]

A look at the hit on Tyson Jost laid on by Adam McQuaid and if it deserved a suspension.[MHH]

While it appears Jost avoided serious injury, he still got checked out with an MRI and his availability is up in the air for tonight's game against the Anaheim Ducks.


The San Antonio Rampage dropped their first road game of the season 5-4 in Bakersfield. There was a distinct St. Louis Blues flavor to the scoresheet. [RWtH]

The Colorado Eagles begin their final season in the ECHL tonight as they host Utah in their home opener.

Around the League

A look at the blistering goal-scoring pace Alex Ovechkin is on. [SBNation]

Five second-year pros positioned to make an impact in the AHL including a top-five draft selection and a former Avalanche prospect. []

Can Victor Mete's strong start keep him past the nine-game mark in Montreal? [Sportsnet]