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Morning Flurries: Makar named first star of the week

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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.

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.

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.