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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:

Superstreak Bonus!
  • 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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Adrian Dater - Kiss and Larry Bird fan. Writer with @Gambling and @Bookies, Avs Insider with 104.3 The Fan. Denver Post, SI, Bleacher Report alum, author of seven books.

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Karl Keen

Ok where is Yan, after seeing this

let’s trade Girard and keep Kadri. Damn look how good Byrum was

Yan Girard

The sample of 6 games is very small for Girard. It would be necessary to make a comparable for all players with the same sample of 6 games for the analysis to be somewhat adequate. Don’t ask yourself where I am. Instead, ask yourself where Girard is by other defensemen, not only of the team but also of the entire NHL. Then also ask yourself if the GM relies solely on this diagram to evaluate the performance of players on the ice. Only for you, I can give you a statistic. In Kadri’s first 2 seasons with the Avalanche, he… Read more »

Last edited 4 months ago by Alexander A.
Karl Keen

Good response! Was just seeing if you were paying attention 😁 looks like Kadri is gone anyway. I’ll admit my eye test on Girard in playoffs showed differently than matrix not that my eye test is great


I always love seeing players out of uniform and just hanging out.

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