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Morning Flurries: Happy New Year and vote for Cale Makar!

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Here’s to a safe and prosperous 2020 to all

Winnipeg Jets v Colorado Avalanche Photo by Michael Martin/NHLI via Getty Images

Last night the Avalanche lost a close battle to the Winnipeg Jets 7-4. The score might not reflect how entertaining of a game it was which was tied in the third period and then the Avalanche gave up two empty net goals. The Avalanche outshot the Jets 43-26 and held over 60% of the shot attempts in each period but just could not convert on those chances,

There were many ups and downs for the Colorado Avalanche in the 2010s but the 2020s begin with promise for an exciting decade ushered by top tier talent including Nathan MacKinnon, Mikko Rantanen and Cale Makar.

Speaking of, unfortunately Cale Makar was not named to the All-Star game however he is on the Last Men In ballot and voting begins today at NHL.com/vote through January 10th.

The injury carousel in the AHL never stops but here’s hoping that the Colorado Eagles get a top prospect back soon.

The World Junior Championship moves on to the quarterfinals on Thursday, January 2nd. Canada bounced back after an ugly loss to Russia to take the group B pool. Finland lost to Switzerland and draws USA in the toughest match of the first round of elimination games.

A heart warming story to begin the new year as Oshawa General draft pick Owen Brady hopes to overcome cancer and resume his hockey career.

The best stories from the Athletic in 2019 are free and unlocked including this one about Ray Emery.