Colorado Avalanche fans are used to Cale Makar posting multi-point efforts but his performance last week did not escape the NHL’s radar. On Monday Makar was named first star of the week with an eight-point performance in all three of the team’s wins including a goal and seven assists over the those games played last week. These totals do not even include the three that Makar earned in the heartbreaking loss to Nashville.
⭐ Cale Makar, who collected multiple points in all three of his appearances, led the NHL with seven assists and eight points (1-7—8) to power the @Avalanche to a perfect week.— NHL Public Relations (@PR_NHL) November 20, 2023
#NHLStats: https://t.co/9vLpztIrdY pic.twitter.com/3g6GCjPc4s
It is still over three months until the trade deadline but never too early to start talking about who to target in a trade following the first significant injury of the season. The vague non-timeline on Artturi Lehkonen’s recovery is likely a factor in this.
REPORT: Avalanche After Depth Scoring Via Tradehttps://t.co/To9mwzfNpb— Colorado Hockey Now (@ColHockeyNow) November 20, 2023
The NHL seems determined to put on a World Cup type tournament in 2025 even if it will be watered down and could possibly only contain four teams. This will hopefully lead to a commitment to Olympic participation and alternating with the World Cup as well.
From Stockholm: The #NHL/#NHLPA's international tournament in 2025 will not be a World Cup of Hockey.— Frank Seravalli (@frank_seravalli) November 20, 2023
And it won't include Russia or Russian players.
More info @DailyFaceoff on the 4-team tournament that they're putting the finishing touches on: https://t.co/mrjLjn1Xsr pic.twitter.com/pnBzjYrrwr