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Morning Flurries: On the road to the Rookie Showcase

Tyson Jost, J.T. Compher impress at Avalanche rookie camp

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Colorado Avalanche

Rookie camp opened today. Tyson Jost and J.T. Compher were stand outs, like anyone should really be surprised. Check out some footage

What went wrong with the supposed ‘final boss’ Avalanche of the 2003-2004 season, with the likes of Joe Sakic, Peter Forsberg, Teemu Selanne, Paul Kariya, and Rob Blake taking the ice? Tom takes an in-depth look. [MHH]

giveSPORTS is holding its sixth annual equipment drive at the Pepsi Center later on this morning. If you are local and have some extra gear laying around, consider donating it! [NHL dot com]

Around the Hockey World

Bo Horvat signed a six-year, $33 million contract with the Vancouver Canucks. Meanwhile, David Pastrnak is salivating in the corner, thanking Horvat and Leon Draisaitl for the paycheck he is going to receive. [Sportsnet]

Marty St. Louis says Shea Weber is the toughest defenseman he has ever played against. Take a listen. [Twitter]

The Maple Leafs Rookie Tournament kicked off today with the Leafs rookies losing 5-2 against the Montreal Canadiens. [NHL dot com]