NHL.com’s Tom Gulitti reported Thursday afternoon that Tarasenko completely bucked the sternest NHL superstition of touching or celebrating with the Stanley Cup, before the St. Louis Blues won. Tarasenko had a picture taken of his day old son, four days before the Blues actually won. Fans apparently assumed that the photo was taken when baby Artem was a few days old – after the the Blues won, but in fact it was taken before Game 6.
"We were last in the League four or five months ago and we either win or lose not because you take the picture."— Tom Gulitti (@TomGulittiNHL) September 5, 2019
What Tarasenko told his wife, Yana, when she asked whether she should have their newborn son photographed in the Cup at the hospital -- before the Blues won it. https://t.co/zbdi2cYepE
Pepsi Center is almost ready for hockey! The Avs tweeted out several photos and videos of paint brushed ready to be used, as well as a crew working on the ice surface.
In other Makar related news, he will be living in Denver with Sam Girard, his girlfriend Jacklyn, and their adorable Goldendoodle puppy Tornade, for the time being.
If you’re not following Tornade’s account, you need to. Right now.
And finally, Andre Burakovsky has arrived in Colorado, and took to the links to acclimatize on Monday before getting on the ice. Twitter compared the scene to Troy Bolton in High School Musical 2. Hopefully he has the singing voice to match his golf game.
That’s it. How many more days until camp starts?