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Morning Flurries: Catching up with Peter Forsberg

Peter Forsberg Practices with Colorado Avalanche Photo by Jeff Vinnick/Getty Images

Colorado Avalanche

Our wonderful Jibblescribbits asks ... what if DUN DUN DUN… the Colorado Avalanche never matched Joe Sakic offer sheet? For those that don’t remember Joe Sakic signed an offer sheet with the Rangers in 1997. That would’ve been awful! Luckily the Colorado Avalanche matched the sheet. [Yahoo Sports]

Where did the Avalanche go wrong with Will Butcher? [Denver Post]

A stud defence prospect for cheap? Let the Will Butcher bidding begin. [Sportsnet]

Catching up with Peter Forsberg. Will the Avalanche ever have younger Foppas gearing up for them? Maybe. Although the eldest is only five, he has started skating. [NHL]

Bold Predictions: Jonathan Bernier. How many games do you think he’ll start for the Colorado Avalanche. [MHH]

The Rest of the Game

The NHL Centennial Fan Arena is a travelling exhibition to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the NHL and recognize the league's top 100 players. It made its first appearance January 1 during Toronto's outdoor game, with plans to visit every NHL city during 2017. [Tillsonburg News]

Sharks officially lose rights to pair of former draft picks who played in NCAA. Clifford Watson and Gage Ausmus will begin their professional journeys elsewhere. [Fear the Fin]