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Dater’s Daily: Peter McNab inducted into USA HHOF, Avs players practicing daily



Peter McNab
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Good Thursday to all. Will it ever cool off? I hate 90+ degree heat. Good day to be inside with the AC blasting, therefore, and writing hockey notes – starting with this one involving longtime Avs TV color man, Peter McNab:

  • Peter McNab was named as one of the three inductees to the 2021 USA Hockey Hall of Fame class. A well-deserved honor for a class guy, who has been with the Avs from Day 1. He was a star at DU too, and has done a lot of behind-the-scenes work for the American hockey scene. Congrats, Maxie (
  • McNab ranks 19th among Americans in NHL history with 813 points in 995 regular-season games, including 363 goals and 450 assists.
  • Some pics of Avs players at recent Captain’s Practice skates:

  • The Avs continue to be favorites, along with the Vegas Golden Knights, for the Stanley Cup (SuperBook Colorado)
  • Others like the Avs too, like live dealer casinos in Canada.
  • Not very good news for the Penguins (Pittsburgh Hockey Now)
  • Boston: Uh oh–Patrice Bergeron said he won’t sign a contract until next summer. It seems crazy, but in successive offseasons, Boston Bruins stalwarts have hit free agency…and left. Could Bergeron go, too?
  • San Jose: The Evander Kane investigation has stalled as investigators can’t reach Anna Kane, who made allegations that Evander Kane gambled on his own hockey games.
  • NYI: Zach Parise hit the ice for the first time in his New York Islanders gear. 
  • Vegas Golden Knights fans – you just got a great beat writer (Vegas Hockey Now)
  • Washington: There was a lot of smoke and some fire after last season. National reporters in unison said the Capitals were done with Kuznetoz, but he’s still there. What should the Washington Capitals plans be for Evgeny Kuznetsov?
  • Florida: The Florida Panthers continue signing college athletes to their NIL (Name, Image, Likeness) programs. Now, they’ve signed all female athletes at Florida Atlantic University.
  • Dylan Larkin seems to have forgotten where his bread, er, pizza is buttered (Detroit Hockey Now)

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