Found October 20, 2013 on Kukla's Korner:
from Fluto Shinzawa of the Boston Globe, - ... Under Holland and Babcock, the Swedes’ smarts have led to seamless integration. Holland believes the hockey brain develops at younger ages. If a player arrives in the NHL without smarts, he’s behind the curve, like an adult struggling with a foreign language when a child can learn it far quicker. “We can make you stronger,” Holland said. “But I think a lot of the instincts of the game, you either have some of those instincts by the time you’re 12 or 14, or you don’t. If you don’t have hockey sense by the time you’re 14, you’re not going to get it when you’re 18. Something’s going on where these young players have hockey IQ.”... - In the first month of the season, there have been few centers more offensively dynamic than Matt Duchene. Colorado’s No. 1 center scored five goals through seven games while winning 57.6 percent of his faceoffs. Duchene has always had great hands and wheels. But there were times, especially in hi

Sidney Crosby expects ‘intense competition’ against Nathan Mackinnon

Pittsburgh Penguins star Sidney Crosby isn’t surprised that Colorado Avalanche rookie Nathan MacKinnon is being compared to him. Eight years ago, Crosby scored 10 points (two goals, eight assists) through the first eight games of his rookie season.  MacKinnon, the first pick of the 2013 NHL Draft, has scored seven points (one goal, six assists) in his first eight games with the...

Avalanche bounce back, ease past Sabres 4-2

The Colorado Avalanche showed the Buffalo Sabres that a rebuilding team can also be a winning one. Matt Duchene, Gabriel Landeskog and Ryan O'Reilly each had a goal and an assist Saturday night and Colorado avoided its first losing streak of the season with a 4-2 victory over the Buffalo Sabres. Paul Statsny also scored and Jean-Sebastien Giguere made 28 saves for the Avalanche...

Avs F Cody McLeod suspended 5 games by league

Colorado Avalanche forward Cody McLeod was suspended for five games by the NHL on Monday for his hit along the boards on Detroit Red Wings defenseman Niklas Kronwall last week. Kronwall was carried off the ice on a stretcher early in the first period after being rammed into the boards in the Red Wings' 4-2 win last Thursday. He suffered a concussion and cuts to the ear. McLeod...

Avalanche's McLeod suspended five games

Colorado Avalanche forward Cody McLeod has been suspended for five games without pay for boarding Detroit Red Wings defenseman Niklas Kronwall during NHL Game No. 107 in Denver on Thursday Oct. 17 the National Hockey League's Department of Player Safety announced today. The incident occurred at 2:13 of the first period. McLeod was assessed a five-minute major penalty and a game...

NHL reschedules Cody McLeod’s hearing for Monday

It appears that the NHL's decided that Cody McLeod shouldn't have to wait until Tuesday to visit with Brendan Shanahan: McLeod hearing now set for Monday in NYC....Kaleta's appeal with the Commissioner rumored to be Monday as well. — John Shannon (@JSportsnet) October 19, 2013

Cole Harbor natives face off in NHL

Nathan MacKinnon has been compared to Sidney Crosby for much of his life. The two grew up in the same Canadian town and both went No. 1 in the NHL draft. Now they get to take a much closer look at each other. MacKinnon and the Colorado Avalanche visit Crosby and the Pittsburgh Penguins on Monday night in the first NHL matchup of the pride of Cole Harbour, Nova Scotia. The Avalanche...

Eklund: Fan Poll: Will McLeod Get Same Suspension as Lapierre? Does He Deserve It?

On Monday, Colorado Avalanche forward Cody McLeod will learn his suspension fate from Brendan Shanahan at an in-person hearing at the NHL offices in New York. In-person hearings mean that the NHL is considering a suspension of five or more games. I suspect that McLeod's hit from behind that got Detroit's Niklas Kronwall carried off on a stretcher is going to get the same...

Rick Sadowski: NHL suspends McLeod 5 games

Follow @RickS7 !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0],p=/^http:/.test(d.location)?'http':'https';if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);;js.src=p+'://';fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document, 'script', 'twitter-wjs'); The NHL just announced that Avalanche left...

Avalanche’s Cody McLeod suspended 5 games for hit on Red Wings’ Niklas Kronwall

The NHL has suspended Colorado Avalanche forward Cody McLeod five games for hitting Red Wings defenseman Niklas Kronwall from behind in last Wednesday's Wings-Avs game: From Colorado Avalanche forward Cody McLeod has been suspended for five games, without pay, for boarding Detroit Red Wings defenseman Niklas Kronwall during NHL Game No. 107 in Denver on...

NHL Suspends Avalanche Forward Cody McLeod Five Games for Boarding Red Wings’ Niklas Kronwall (Video)

The NHL’s Department of Player Safety is busier than it would like to be. The league has handed out several suspensions to players who made illegal hits to the head over the last week, and the latest player to receive a ban is Colorado Avalanche forward Cody McLeod. The 29-year-old veteran delivered a massive hit from behind on Detroit Red Wings defenseman Niklas Kronwall while...

Cody McLeod Suspended Five Games

The Malik Report has the video explanation of the McLeod suspension. Some people were mentioning 3-4 games so the 5 games may be a litle higher than what was expected.

Notes & Lines: Tonight Versus Colorado Avalanche

Patrick Roy and the Central Division-leading Colorado Avalanche visit Pittsburgh. It's Nathan MacKinnon versus Sidney Crosby! Cole Harbour must be so excited!  Sidney Crosby was named the second star of the week for last week. Marc-Andre Fleury is 7-0 and Tim Wharnsby from CBC says he is currently at the top of the list of "contenders for the three goalkeeper...

Ryan Wilson: GAMEDAY: Crosby vs MacKinnon Cole Harbour Pride On The Line

Pittsburgh Penguins (7-1-0) vs Colorado Avalanche (7-1-0) 7:30 PM at Consol Energy Center The Penguins play host tonight to a national TV audience and to one of the younger, more interesting teams in the NHL, the Colorado Avalanche. The Avalanche have started this season shot out of a cannon and were able to rifle off 6 wins in a row to start the season. They are currently...

GARTH'S CORNER: Zadoriv To Make His NHL Debut

Sabres rookie Nikita Zadorov will make his NHL debut tonight against Patrick Roy's Colorado Avalanche. Zadorov has been nursing a severely cut finger tip for the past two and a half weeks. He has skated with the Sabres but hasn't been able to make is NHL debut. that will all change tonight. Zadoriv was the 14th overall pick in June's NHL Entry Draft. The Sabres...

Pittsburgh Penguins Gameday 9: Colorado Avalanche

Colorado Avalanche (7-1-0) @ Pittsburgh Penguins (7-1-0) Root Sports, NBCSN, TSN2, RDS2 - 7:30 pm/et  Consol Energy Center - Pittsburgh, PA There's a part of us/me that has kind of loved the Colorado Avalanche for a while. When the 1996 Florida Panthers eliminated the Pittsburgh Penguins in the Eastern Conference Final, they didn't just bring the scourge...
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