There was only one game on the docket in the NHL playoffs, and it was not a close one.
The Colorado Avalanche were eliminated by the Seattle Kraken on Sunday night. Just five days later, the Kraken’s AHL farm team eliminated the Colorado Eagles.
All that and more in this Saturday edition of Evan’s Daily.
Colorado Hockey Now
I received so many questions for the mailbag on Friday that I’ll have another one up next week. In this edition, one of the questions is if Devon Toews is an option to be traded this summer. He’s one year away from a new contract, and the Avalanche will probably have a good idea of what he’s looking for soon. Colorado may choose to move a defenseman to help out up front, or they may choose to use other assets for that. Either way, it’ll be interesting to see what happens with Toews, whose in line for a big extension.
It was a tough season for the Avalanche with injuries, and that creates a trickle down effect in the organization. The Eagles used over 50 players this year, and still made it to Round Two of the AHL playoffs. They were eliminated on Friday night by Coachella Valley, which is the Kraken’s AHL farm team.
There was only one game on the NHL schedule Friday night, and the Hurricanes made it look easy, dominating the Devils and winning 6-1. The series now heads back to New Jersey, where the Devils have to hold serve to even the series up. The Hurricanes dominated on the scoreboard, and physically as well.
Jesper Fast hit on Ryan Graves😱😳
— Everything Hockey (@EHClothing) May 6, 2023
Sam Bennett avoided a suspension, but did get fined for a crosscheck in Game Two.
Around the NHL
Dmitri Orlov was a big pickup at the deadline for Boston, and they may not have room to keep him.
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