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Evan’s Daily: Despicable Canucks, Avalanche Win Fifth Straight



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The Vancouver Canucks handling of Bruce Boudreau has been embarrassing, and the Avalanche won their fifth straight game to keep it rolling.

That, and the latest NHL news and NHL trade rumors in your Colorado Hockey Now Evan’s Daily.

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Pavel Francouz and the Avalanche shut down the high flying Kraken on their way to a fifth straight victory.

Speaking of Francouz, the Avalanche goaltenders sure made Darryl Sutter look correct this weekend.

For Plus/Minus, Alex Newhook and his evolving overall game stood out.

Around the NHL

Vancouver’s horrendous handling of the Bruce Boudreau situation is embarrassing for the Canuck’s organization and you just wonder what repercussions it will have with players wanting to play there.

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Pittsburgh: Kris Letang is back with the team and grateful for all the support he’s been receiving.

Boston: The Bruins will be without Tomas Nosek for a while.

Florida: The Panthers are surging at the right time, winning against, this time shorthanded.

San Jose: Sheng gives his thoughts on the trade rumors surrounding some of the best players on the Sharks, including Erik Karlsson.

Vegas: The Golden Knights got a much needed victory when they beat down the Capitals. The Capitals will always have that Stanley Cup, though…

Washington: Meanwhile, the Caps had to play the game without the greatest goal scorer in the history of the NHL.

Calgary: Darryl Sutter loves the Avalanche, but he drew some criticism after how he handled a question about Jakob Pelletier‘s debut in a press conference.

Montreal: The tank is in full effect now, as Cole Caufield‘s season is done.

Los Angeles: The Pacific division is in flux, and the Kings are falling before the All-Star break.

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Glendon Gulliver

Makar and Ovechkin are both day to day, with the Avs playing the Caps Tuesday. Even if Makar plays, I’m sure we will see MacDermid playing to keep an eye on Wilson and his dirty play.

Glendon Gulliver

Evan, Vladislav Gavrikov has joined the list of possible trade acquisitions this year. He will be a UFA and has said he will test free agency if he is not traded. He is a defensive defenseman with a cap of $2.8 million. Unfortunately, if the Avs seek to bolster their lineup at the deadline, they may have to part with Sam Girard to fit a trade under the cap. I am not a Girard hater, but with the cap, the team may have to trade an asset to fill in a hole somewhere else. Could you see trading Girard, which… Read more »

Glendon Gulliver

There is a good chance that anyone Girard is traded for could be a rental.

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