Ryan Clark of The Athletic wrote about Colorado’s goaltending tandem and what the expectations of the pair for the season are:
One is a Stanley Cup champion while the other is a former KHL Best Goaltender award winner.— Ryan S. Clark (@ryan_s_clark) September 14, 2019
But can they be the goaltending duo that helps the #Avs fulfill expectations? That’s just one question Philipp Grubauer & Pavel Francouz must answer. https://t.co/JYkkit4qPg
Hey, 7-11! Let’s work out a sponsorship deal with our favourite veggie, all right?
Asked Cale Makar about being the new Slurpee King. He joked that he has received hundreds of coupons for half-off slurpees.— Ryan S. Clark (@ryan_s_clark) September 14, 2019
That and let’s say he would not be mad if 7-11 were to give him a call. #Avs
Speaking of Cale, I overheard this on the subway in Toronto yesterday. They could have been talking about Bowen Byram, but I’m pretty sure it was about Makar. I’m just more surprised that an Avalanche player was the topic of discussion in Toronto, and not a certain former RFA who was signed 48 hours ago.
Overheard on the subway: "the new fluffy Avalanche defenseman"— ♀️Lauren Kelly ♀️ (@laurkelly24) September 14, 2019
Me: this fluffy? pic.twitter.com/hYuMVpi8P1
Scott has been covering the Avs at training camp for us! Here are some of his observations from Day 2, including how Nazem Kadri looks like he’ll be an impactful leader for the team. Follow Scott on Twitter if you haven’t already, he’s got some great insight and videos from training camp:
On multiple occasions — after almost every play — Kadri would take a knee with his line and (I assume) discuss the play, due to his emphatic pointing at certain areas of the ice, while a watchful Donskoi and Jost listened in. I also saw on multiple occasions where he’d approach coach Bednar, ask questions, and the two would go to the glass between the benches, where coach Bednar would then draw on his whiteboard. He seems to be a very mature player who asks a lot of questions, wants to get better and wants to make an impact on this team. [Mile High Hockey]
Proof that Ian Cole and Erik Johnson are alive and well.#GoAvsGo pic.twitter.com/0IsSmipJFG— Scott MacDonald (@0ffScottFree) September 14, 2019
Gabriel Landeskog had a great moment with a young fan yesterday:
Reason No. 1,092 that Gabe is the best. #GoAvsGo pic.twitter.com/w80mclp5pq— Colorado Avalanche (@Avalanche) September 14, 2019
Thank you so much Big Gabe for giving Little Gabe a stick. He is absolutely thrilled! @GabeLandeskog92 @Avalanche pic.twitter.com/Wi8y15NfZ8— Laynie (@KnottyToast) September 14, 2019
Big Brother — sorry, I meant management — is always watching:
Yeah ... pretty much the entire #Avs front office has made a point in watching every bit of the first session with an attentive eye. pic.twitter.com/OmcGSe006Z— Ryan S. Clark (@ryan_s_clark) September 14, 2019
Kevin Connauton was sporting a new jersey colour at training camp:
Kevin Connauton is in no-contact orange.— Colorado Avalanche (@Avalanche) September 14, 2019
(Yes, it’s now orange.) #GoAvsGo pic.twitter.com/g65qHfNdnI
The newest members of the Avs appear to be adjusting quite well:
Fitting in just fine.#GoAvsGo pic.twitter.com/IlzCu9BGaQ— Colorado Avalanche (@Avalanche) September 14, 2019
Coach + Kadri still discussing strategy as they head to the other rink.#GoAvsGo pic.twitter.com/ZUJM8Kkw0m— Colorado Avalanche (@Avalanche) September 14, 2019
It was Avalanche prospect Nick Leivermann’s birthday yesterday. Happy 21st, Nick!
HBD, Nick Leivermann! #GoIrish☘️ pic.twitter.com/YMi8Xk6NJE— Notre Dame Hockey (@NDHockey) September 14, 2019
The NHL announced yesterday that they had suspended Washington Capitals forward Evgeny Kuznetsov three games:
Capitals’ Evgeny Kuznetsov suspended three games for inappropriate conduct: https://t.co/Jequ10QrUm— NHL Public Relations (@PR_NHL) September 14, 2019
In other RFA stalemate news, Patrik Laine will be training in Switzerland until he and the Winnipeg Jets can come to a new deal:
Patrik Laine is heading to Switzerland. Going to train with SC Bern for a while. https://t.co/grKI3X8KWZ— Sami Hoffrén (@shoffren) September 14, 2019
The Minnesota Wild signed defenseman Jared Spurgeon to a seven-year contract extension:
BREAKING: Jared Spurgeon has signed a 7-year, $53.025 million extension, the highest cap hit in #mnwild history at $7.575 million.— Michael Russo (@RussoHockey) September 14, 2019
The contract starts in 2020-21
The St. Louis Blues are going retro:
Those rad jerseys from the 90's are back for three games in 2019-20. https://t.co/Iivj0xvjGu #stlblues— St. Louis Blues (@StLouisBlues) September 14, 2019
And it appears the Carolina Hurricanes (among other teams) are in the hunt for yet another defenseman in Julius Honka (who is also an RFA and had requested a trade earlier this week). Seriously, are they just going to ice five defenders on the ice at once?
Depending on other things they are considering, CAR around this too https://t.co/FsPJ32ueEs— Elliotte Friedman (@FriedgeHNIC) September 14, 2019
On Saturday, the Milton Menace of the OJHL (a second-tier junior league in the Greater Toronto Area) took part in the region's Hope in High Heels. The annual event is run to help raise money for Halton Women's Place - a shelter for victims of domestic abuse. It's a great cause and it was wonderful to see the region's newest junior team embrace the cause.
Lookin' great in those heels boys!
YAS, boys! pic.twitter.com/ChCR5innHR— Milton Menace (@MenaceOJHL) September 14, 2019