August is nearing, and the Pittsburgh Penguins haven’t made a trade or signing to replace Nick Bonino, their outstanding (but former) third-line center. On the bright side, the Penguins have remarkable breathing room considering their status as repeat Stanley Cup champions. “I do feel confident that, by the start of the season, we’re going to have a third-line center that we’re comfortable with,” Rutherford said.
The San Jose Sharks announced today that they will host the 2017 Prospect Showcase event at their practice facility in San Jose on September 9-12th. Joining them will be last year's showcase participants the Anaheim Ducks and Colorado Avalanche. New to the tournament this year will be the Arizona Coyotes, who previously had joined the LA Kings for their prospect events. Each of the four teams will play one full game against eachother in a round robin style over the four days. The Avalanche schedule is as follows: September 9th: COL vs SJ, 4pm September 11th: COL vs ARZ, 7pm September 12th: COL vs ANH, 12pm Ticket information and rosters will be revealed at a later date. This event was great fun
The Colorado Avalanche The Colorado Avalanche sign Gabriel Bourque, Felix Girard and Duncan Siemens to one-year contracts. Last year, Gabriel didn’t score in any of the six contests he wore Avs gear in. Duncan Siemens played three games last season for the Avs and also got no points. Girard hasn’t suited up yet for the Colorado Avalanche. [Hockey Fights] The Colorado Eagles, the Colorado Avalanche ECHL affiliate, welcome back All-Star MVP Garbowsky. [ECHL] Former Colorado Avalanche draft pick, Michael Bournival re-signs with the Lightning, inking a one-year contract. [NHL] Who are the Top 50 Russian NHL players of all time? The Hockey News takes that challenge on. A few former Avs/Nords players