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The Avs

The Colorado Avalanche have been fairly quiet so far this summer. Their name hasn’t come up in a lot of rumors, especially when it comes to trades. More likely than not, Joe Sakic and the Avs are focused on RFA negotiations with a lot of their key young players so they have a decent picture of how much money they can spend come Draft Day (via trade) and free agency.

This morning, Jackie took another stab at where those RFA contracts might land, throwing in a little more context surrounding comparables and all that - Mile High Hockey

Last night, the expansion Newfoundland Growlers beat the Toledo Walleye in the ECHL Kelly Cup Final in six games. They won it at home in front of an amazing crowd that all got to watch them hoist the second Kelly Cup. Not the first, because the Colorado Eagles still have that.

In closer to home news, the Avalanche social media accounts have given us some great summer content on the players, including a really sweet story about Tyson Barrie - NHL dot com

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The League

Here is an update from Elliotte Friedman on 10 key UFAs and where they stand less than a month away from July 1st - Sportsnet

Also last night, Sean Avery got the entire country of Canada in a tizzy when he told his Instagram Story that Nazem Kadri had been traded for Jacob Trouba.

Toronto did pretty much exactly what you’d expect them to do. He was trending #1 in Canada!

The Mock Draft

Switching gears, the SB Nation Mock Draft is well underway and with the 16th pick in the 2019 Mock Draft, Mile High Hockey trades the pick down to 20th - Mile High Hockey

The Draft so Far

  1. NHL Mock Draft 2019: New Jersey Devils Select Jack Hughes with No. 1 draft pick - All About The Jersey
  2. NHL Mock Draft 2019: New York Rangers Select Kaapo Kakko with No. 2 Pick - Blueshirt Banter
  3. NHL Mock Draft 2019: Chicago Blackhawks select Alex Turcotte with No. 3 pick - Second City Hockey
  4. NHL Mock Draft 2019: Colorado Avalanche select Kirby Dach with the No. 4 pick - Mile High Hockey
  5. NHL Mock Draft 2019: Los Angeles Kings select Dylan Cozens with No. 5 pick - Jewels From The Crown
  6. NHL Mock Draft 2019: Detroit Red Wings select Bowen Byram with No. 6 pick - Winging It In Motown
  7. NHL Mock Draft 2019: Buffalo Sabres select Cole Caufield with the No. 7 pick - Die By The Blade
  8. NHL Mock Draft 2019: Edmonton Oilers Select Peyton Krebs With The Number 8 Pick - The Copper & Blue
  9. SB Nation NHL Mock Draft 2019: Anaheim Ducks select Trevor Zegras - Anaheim Calling
  10. NHL Mock Draft 2019: Vancouver Canucks select Matthew Boldy with the No. 10 pick - Nucks Misconduct
  11. NHL Mock Draft 2019: Philadelphia Flyers select Alex Newhook with No. 11 pick - Broad Street Hockey
  12. NHL Mock Draft 2019: Minnesota Wild select Vasili Podkolzin with the No. 12 pick - Hockey Wilderness
  13. NHL Mock Draft 2019: Florida Panthers select Philip Broberg with the No. 13 pick - Litter Box Cats
  14. NHL Mock Draft 2019: Arizona Coyotes select Victor Soderstrom with the 14th pick - Five For Howling
  15. NHL Mock Draft 2019: Montreal Canadiens select Thomas Harley with the 15th pick - Habs Eye on the Prize
  16. NHL Mock Draft 2019: New York Rangers select Arthur Kaliyev with the 16th pick - Blueshirt Banter