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Morning Flurries: Nemeth is back for the Avalanche and Jamie Benn delivers on a promise

Heartfelt stories abound in this edition.

NHL: Colorado Avalanche at New York Rangers Adam Hunger-USA TODAY Sports

Avalanche News

ICYMI: The Avalanche did not have a great game on Tuesday night, losing to the Predators 4-1. You can read the full recap of horrors here —> [MHH]

Though the Avalanche are winning games (sort of), it doesn’t sound like that will keep Duchene from wanting a fresh start. [ProHockeyTalk]

Colorado Avalanche prospects Ty Lewis and Conor Timmins will represent Canada in the annual CHL Canada/Russia series to be played next month. [MHH]

Patrik Nemeth will be back in the lineup tonight vs the Blues. Here he discusses his return to the ice and what he thought of playing his old club last weekend.

Other Hockey News

Jamie Benn came through on a promise to a young fan who survived a horrific car crash 8 months ago. [ProHockeyTalk]

Erik Karlsson returns and the Senators are the new 2013/14 Avalanche. [Sportsnet]

NHL referees have their own training camp at the beginning of each season in order to keep up with the evolving speed of the game. [FanRagSports]

It was great to see Eddie Olczyk back in the booth calling the Blackhawks/Blues game tonight after he was diagnosed with colon cancer earlier in the year. Hats off to you Edzo! [Chicago Tribune]

The Avalanche are back on the ice tonight as they take on the St. Louis Blues at the Pepsi Center. Puck drop is at 7pm.