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Morning Flurries: giveSPORTS Charity Drive a Huge Success

Over 26,000 pieces of equipment were donated

NHL: Preseason-Colorado Avalanche at Minnesota Wild Brace Hemmelgarn-USA TODAY Sports

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The giveSPORTS charity drive received over 26,000 pieces of hockey equipment. The gear that was donated will go to support kids and youth hockey.

The Avs have a ton of questions that need answering this season. Here are some of the biggest. [The Hockey Writers]

Nicolas Meloche tore it up in the QMJHL last season and was great in Game 1 of the Rookie Showcase in the 7-4 loss against the San Jose Sharks. Is he ready to make an impact in the NHL? [MHH]

Around the Hockey World

The hockey community is saddened to hear about the passing of Hall of Fame defenseman Pierre Pilote. He was 85. [Twitter]

Yesterday, Brian Elliott revealed his new Ron Hextall inspired Flyers mask and it is amazing. [inGoal]

Everyone knows how rough the Montreal media can be. Jonathan Drouin is ready to take the pressure on in stride. Ryan Dixon goes in-depth on what has made Drouin the player he is today and details the road forward. [Sportsnet]

St. Louis Blues coach Mike Yeo, who has ties to Houston, has raised $31k in a charity auction, benefiting Hurricane Harvey relief.