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
Introduction I find myself on the edge of a divide amongst Colorado Avalanche fans. Matt Duchene is being shopped around the league and most fans have taken a hard stance in the ‘trade him’ or ‘keep him’ camps respectfully. Initially, I fell into the ‘keep him’ camp and wouldn’t have suggested trading Duchene myself. However with such a large proportion of the fan base of the belief that moving on from Matt was the smarter move for the franchise I decided that to truly base my opinion of Duchene in fact and not just my intuition I would have to analyse the quantifiable data we have available about his career. Duchene knows that Nathan MacKinnon is this team’s first line centre. However, the question