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A fine Thursday to all of my merry band of Colorado Hockey Now subscribers and you drive-by folks too. About 85 degrees already here in Thornton at 10:20 a.m, but the forecast calls for some merciful cooling the next few days. Let’s do some hockey notes and links, starting with one on how Avalanche fans are buying everything in sight commemorating the Stanley Cup, some exciting news for Colorado Hockey Now subscribers and some Nathan MacKinnon contract speculation, among other things:
Dater’s Daily: Nothing Imminent On MacKinnon, But No Reason For Panic
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Adrian Dater – Kiss and Larry Bird fan. Writer with @Gambling and @Bookies, Avs Insider with 104.3 The Fan. Denver Post, SI, Bleacher Report alum, author of seven books.
Full access to all HockeyNow content will be fantastic.
I’m especially looking forward to the app!
It’s on the way
I think the issue with Evan Rodrigues is that he wants to maximize his salary at this point. I thought what Elliotte Friedman said made sense. A team like Anaheim giving him a short term deal, but with money, so that they can use him as trade bait at the trading deadline. Anaheim wants prospects and draft choices and the best way to get them is from a contender overpaying for someone at the deadline. He may yet be an Av, but not until March.
The guy has done almost nothing his whole career. He had a good 1st half of last year and thats including a a coupke game stretch where he had a hat trick in one game and 5 goals over 3 games. Thats it. Check his stats for the 2nd half. Had 4 goals and 9 assists in the last 48 games of the year. Hes ok but the avs have a bunch of cheaper guys that that Id much rather see play. Sure he wants to cash in on a good 34 game run to start the year, and I… Read more »
That is why he has not been offered the money he wants. For a million a year, he does seem to be worth it, especially when he can play both RW and C. Over his career Rodrigues has scored at a 33 point pace. On today’s market we have seen many guys getting 3-4 million a year for that production. Of course that seems high, but that is the market these days.
He’s not signing for a million.
Don’t understand why the Avalanche have not got involved with Rodrigues? They lost a lot of goals with the departure of Kadri & Burakovsky! Don’t understand why he wouldn’t be interested in the Avalanche either? GO AVS!!!!
Great to hear about CHN app and access to other teams HN pages. I have been with you for a couple years and love it. The Athletic and Peter Baugh also do a great job for Avs coverage and it is perfect having both of you for sources to catch up with Av news all the way out here in western New York. In the 90’s it was waiting for The Hockey News to come in the mail for Nordiques/Avs coverage lol.
Thank you Mark
I would consider subscribing but your site is so lame, all the pop up make it virtually impossible to actually read anything and it keeps scrolling a few lines so you cannot read….and it does it now just trying to type in this box….totally lame Dater!
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