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Morning Flurries: Hockey Continues to Fight Cancer

Regardless of the 2020 offseason, hockey continues to fight cancer

NHL: Dallas Stars at Colorado Avalanche Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports

The NHL offseason has truly reached its lowest point as of now. There has been almost no relevant news for the Avs or NHL in general recently. Hopefully we will receive some more straightforward news soon about the 2021 season, locations, and much more. One of the few things prevalent on every NHL teams social media accounts is the recognition of Hockey Fights Cancer month. The Avalanche are no exception to this with several heartwarming Tweets celebrating the occasion:

This included a visit to UCHealth providing some goodies to those who truly do not get enough recognition for what they do:

Finally, the Avs social media made sure to recognize one special fan named Rebecca Givens who went through cancer treatment at UCHealth with an emotional story with a nice touch to finish it off:

The NHL and Colorado Avalanche never lack behind recognizing and celebrating Hockey Fights Cancer Month, even if it is in the crazy 2020 offseason where there’s no hockey played for cancer survivors, purple boards painted in arenas, or recognizing cancer survivors in front of thousands of fans. The hockey community will continue to fight cancer, and hope that one day we will find a cure to this terrible disease.

Elsewhere in the hockey world, there’s not much going on in this dry offseason. The NHL has been inquiring who has the best Reverse Retro jersey, first for each division and now across the entire league. The Nordiques throwback won the Central Division’s best jersey (obviously) and is now going up against the winners of the other divisions across the league. The other competitors for the best throwback in the league against the Avs are the Buffalo Sabres, Carolina Hurricanes, and Los Angeles Kings. You all know what to do from here:

We also need to give a late happy birthday to former Avalanche Stanley Cup Champion Alex Tanguay! Tanguay celebrated his 41st birthday yesterday, and the NHL had the perfect video to celebrate his birthday and for Avs fan to reminisce in:

Alex Tanguay scored 2 goals in Game 7 of the 2001 Stanley Cup Final to lead the Avs to their second Stanley Cup as an organization and their second cup in five years. While he would go on to play for other teams and score several more goals, this surely has to be something he looks back at as a career-defining moment, even at 41 years young.

Speaking of former Avalanche playoff games, we can only hope that the Avs will win the biggest prize of all at least once, if not more than once in the next couple of years with their core. While there would usually be no playoff hockey in November, there are still plenty of times where we miss the fan atmosphere and hype for the playoffs. This video does not do it justice whatsoever, but gives me goosebumps whenever I watch it and highly recommend anyone else who loves playoff hockey to watch it as well:

Finally, as winters gets closer, more and more frozen lakes pop up across North America and we cannot believe our eyes with this one:

Petition for the NHL to try and find a way to have teams play on a frozen lake? It sure would be a spectacle to say the least!

Happy Sunday everyone! Enjoy the rest of the weekend and holiday week!