Dater’s Daily: Does Anton Blidh Have Job Sewn Up With Colorado Avalanche?; NHL News And Notes

A excellent Thursday to all. Go Broncos, beat the Colts. Or, as I at all times referred to as them within the heated days of the contention between the Colts and Patriots, the “Dolts.” True reality: I lined the 2003 AFC Championship recreation in Foxboro between the Patriots and Colts on the outdated newspaper I as soon as labored for. I attempted to not cheer within the press field after the Pats wiped the sector with the Dolts. … But this can be a hockey website, dedicated to overlaying the Stanley Cup champion Colorado Avalanche, so let’s perform a little hyperlinks, notes and different flotsam and jetsam:

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  • As I mentioned remaining evening, it positive feels like Anton Blidh has made the Colorado Avalanche opening-night roster. (His remaining title, through the way in which, is pronounced: “Bleed.”)
  • He’s the brand new Nicolas Aube-Kubel, it feels like. Jared Bednar turns out to love that he “knows his identity”, i.e. a banger at the forecheck and excellent defensively. Blidh is most certainly helped, too, through the truth he has 70 video games of NHL enjoy, all with Boston.
  • It nonetheless turns out like Martin Kaut, one of the most competition for a ahead activity, is having bother discovering that id, no less than on the NHL stage. He’s seeking to have the mentality of a fourth-line grinder, however the reality is he’s a former first-round select who was once at all times a goal-scorer. That’s a tricky transition to make.
  • Bednar mentioned Sunday is the general cut-down day for the group. We might get the general cuts faster than that.
  • Looking across the league…do you recognize that there in fact is an NHL regular-season recreation the next day? It’s in Prague, at midday mountain time, between the Sharks and Predators, in a Global Series recreation.
  • I’m excited to welcome Pat Salvas to the CHN group. He’ll be doing columns of each stripe transferring ahead, with an emphasis on roughly a “voice of the fan” form of factor. He’s a excellent, humorous creator. He lives in New Hampshire, however watches each recreation and is an enormous Avs fan. He flew out from N.H. to Denver for the Cup parade and penned this piece.
  • Major information out of Canada: Tim Horton’s dropped its sponsorship of guys’s hockey, over ongoing sexual abuse scandals (CBC)
  • Bad information in Washington about one of the most Capitals’ perfect avid gamers (Washington Hockey Now)
  • Michael Del Zotto continues his excursion of with regards to each NHL group (Florida Hockey Now)
  • Bob Duff with 5 observations at the Red Wings as their season approaches (Detroit Hockey Now)
  • Montreal’s best 5 defensive possibilities (Montreal Hockey Now)
  • How the Jason Robertson deal were given executed in Dallas (Dallas Hockey Now)
  • The viewpoint from Big D on remaining evening’s loss to the Avalanche (Dallas Hockey Now)
  • The Flames haven’t regarded too excellent thus far within the preseason (Calgary Hockey Now)
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