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Evan’s NHL Daily: Former Eagles Coach Gets Ejected, Landeskog Gives EJ A Gift



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Over the summer, the Colorado Avalanche lost Greg Cronin to the Anaheim Ducks, as he accepted his first NHL head coaching gig. On Monday night, he managed to get ejected after disagreeing with a goaltender interference call, but if you ask me, he was in the right.

With the Colorado Avalanche, we looked back at the ugly loss to the Sabres. While the team was in Buffalo, Gabriel Landeskog joined them, and gave a nice gift to his old friend Erik Johnson.

All that and more in this Tuesday edition of Evan’s Daily.

Colorado Hockey Now

There wasn’t much positive to take from the loss to the Sabres, but the good news is that Cale Makar appears to have avoided a major injury.

The Avalanche got off to a nice start against the Sabres, but after a turnover by Josh Manson, things went south quickly.

On Tuesday, the Avalanche will be back at practice, and we’ll be there with updates.

Landeskog Gets EJ A Gift

Erik Johnson joined the Avalanche just a few months before the organization drafted Gabriel Landeskog, so the two became very close, very quickly. When Johnson signed with the Sabres over the summer, they lost a leader, and someone everyone loved.

Landeskog drove down from Toronto to be with the team on Sunday, but the day before, he gave Johnson a gift that only one best friend could give another.

Pretty sweet gift to commemorate a special moment.

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Greg Cronin left the organization over the summer for his first NHL head coaching gig, and he’s already become pretty popular with the players on the Anaheim Ducks.

On Monday night, he lost it over a goaltender interference call from the referees that overturned a Ducks goal. Take a look for yourselves. I can kind of see why the refs called it, but there really isn’t much there.

Either way, Cronin lost it, and was ejected from the game.

The Penguins scored on the next powerplay, but the Ducks bailed out their coach, scoring a shorthanded goal with just 13 seconds left in the game to take the win. With the loss, the Penguins have dropped five of their last six, with their only victory coming against…the Avalanche.

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The Pittsburgh Penguins might be losing hope after the loss. Take a look at what Evgeni Malkin had to say after the game.

Boston Bruins legend Cam Neely believes it’s time for the NHL to take a “hard look” at neck guards.

Sam Reinhart is off to a fantastic start playing with Sasha Barkov and former Avalanche forward Evan Rodrigues. (+)

Go behind the scenes with the video coaches for the San Jose Sharks. (+)

That’s about what most people expected, as the Chicago Blackhawks got crushed 8-1 on Monday.

Tyler Toffoli looks like one heck of a pickup for the New Jersey Devils.

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