The Colorado Avalanche and their offense have been rolling the past two games, and are the Avalanche interested in a trade for Sean Monahan?
That, and the latest NHL news and NHL trade rumors in your Colorado Hockey Now Evan’s Daily.
Colorado Hockey Now
The Avalanche got out to a five goal lead on their way to a second straight convincing victory at home.
In the locker room, the talk was about Valeri Nichushki’s return to the lineup and exactly what he means for this team.
Getting Nichushkin back is huge, but the last two games, the Avalanche look like they’ve gotten their swagger back.
Avalanche Trade Talk
Are the Avalanche looking at Sean Monahan? According to Pierre Lebrun and Montreal Hockey Now, he’s on their list of trade targets. At the moment, he’s not healthy, so he fits right in!
National Hockey Now
Boston: The Bruins signed Pavel Zacha to a four year contract extension. Is that a contract comparable for J.T. Compher? Something we’ll have to dig into soon.
Washington: A big hit by Ovechkin sparked the Capitals comeback.
New York Islanders: From the Islanders side, they were stunned the Ovechkin hit went un-called.
Detroit: The Monday loss to the Avalanche puts the Red Wings in a tough spot, and they need to start their playoff push now if it’s going to happen.
Calgary: The next opponent for the Avalanche put up an effort that Nikita Zadorov called “pathetic”.
Pittsburgh: The Penguins almost blew a game to a porous team, but found a way.
Florida: The Panthers played some defense in a big win over Buffalo.
San Jose: The Sharks tough season just continues after a shootout loss to New Jersey.
Vegas: The Golden Knights were bested by their former coach.
Philadelphia: The Flyers took a beating on Monday.