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Dater’s Daily: Colorado Avalanche Rookie Camp Opens, Chara Visits Bruins



Justus Annunen Avalanche
Justus Annunen

A good Thursday to all. My day started with taking my kid’s car into the shop to get an AC repair. $600. That ticks me right off, but as the saying goes, ‘what are you gonna do?’ I should have been a mechanic, not a sports writer. Let’s do some hockey notes, starting with one on the Colorado Avalanche rookie camp starting. Please click on them, as I need the money:

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  • Yep, Colorado Avalanche rookie camp opens this morning at Family Sports Center. Schedule and roster here: (Colorado Hockey Now)
  • Still no official word on when regular camp starts, but I won’t be shocked if it’s on the 20th. Or the 21st. Or the 22nd. Somewhere around then.
  • Phil Kessel is looking trimmer in Vegas, as he starts his new life as a Golden Knight (Vegas Hockey Now)
  • Cam Atkinson calls “Torts Camp” torture but says it will build brotherly love with the Philadelphia Flyers.
  • The Columbus Blue Jackets are trying to tamp down expectations even with Johnny Hockey. He is not the messiah, apparently (TSN)
  • Elias Pettersson is vowing a better year than the last one with the Canucks (Vancouver Hockey Now)
  • Zdeno Chara visited the Boston Bruins practice facility the other day. Might he go back to the Hub of Hockey? (Boston Hockey Now)
  • Did 2022 Calder Trophy winner, Detroit Red Wings’ Moritz Seider, get shafted in the NHL Networrk Top 50 Players rankings?
  • Are the Blues still legit Cup contenders? (Hockey News)
  • There’s a new hockey documentary, about Minnesota high schoolers, that looks pretty good (ESPN)
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  • A little birdie told me that Metallica’s James Hetfield took in Saturday’s Avalanche alumni game up in Vail.
  • Looks like a Bo Horvat re-signing is in the works with the Canucks (Vancouver Hockey Now)
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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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Having grown up in MN and played high school hockey there, I’m stoked to see Hockeyland. I really wish it would be in theaters in my current area (Tucson, AZ) but it doesn’t look hopeful. Phoenix maybe? Or I guess I’ll have to buy it on iTunes when available October 18(?)…


Car trouble? Reminds me of the old “Big George” comic strip where he’s in the automobile repair shop and the response from the mechanic is, “How much is it going to cost to repair? That depends on the facts. Namely, how much you know about cars.”

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