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Sunday Notes: Valeri Nichushkin Hugs It Out With Ovechkin, Where Will P.K. Subban Play?




A good Sunday morning to you. Another sunny, hot day on tap for the Denver metro area, temps in the mid-90s. We are now in Day 18 of the Nazem Kadri Watch. It’s turning into a really bizarre situation, but as I’ve said before, the parties are doing a good job of keeping whatever’s going on quiet. Let’s do some other hockey notes, starting off with a social function Avalanche winger Valeri Nichushkin attended, a charity hockey game that fellow Russian Artemi Panarin started.

As you can see, Valeri Nichushkin is still on crutches, following his broken foot injury after Game 5 of the Stanley Cup Final. The event was in Moscow, and he had a nice hug here with Alex Ovechkin:

  • P.K. Subban is still waiting out the free agency market, but don’t expect a return to the Montreal Canadiens. (MHN)
  • I wouldn’t be shocked if Subban ended up in a place like L.A. or Arizona or San Jose.
  • Speaking of charity events, Avalanche defenseman Bo Byram teamed up with country music star Dean Brody to benefit youth hockey in British Columbia (
  • Anyone reading this who wants 20% off a 12-month subscription to Colorado Hockey Now? Use the promo code 5off in the checkout box here and the price will drop from $29.99 to $24.99: (Checkout box)
  • Larry Brooks has some harsh words for Hockey Canada, calling for a cleaning of house (NY Post)
  • The Islanders bought 25,000 Mega Millions tickets. None were winners (NY Post)
  • The Penguins are trying to win with the old band still. What’s the mood like in the Steel City on their team? (Pittsburgh Hockey Now)
  • Former Avalanche center Mike Ricci was one of the people who paid tribute to former Av Bryan Marchment, who passed away last month (San Jose Hockey Now)
  • Some pics from Mikko Rantanen’s day with the Cup in Finland (
  • Can former BU Terriers Mike Grier and David Quinn turn things around in San Jose? (Boston Globe)

Have a pleasant Sunday.

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