It has been a tough year for Nail Yakupov, and news today of a trade request should not have come as a surprise for anyone.
Anyone following the Calder Trophy race this season knows that Connor McDavid’s injury has badly hurt his chances of winning as award which almost certainly would have been his otherwise. The trouble for voters is that McDavid has been so good since coming back that it’s becoming increasingly difficult to give the trophy to anyone…
Embed from Getty Images Early on Saturday the Colorado Avalanche lost to the Wild 4-0, crippling their chances to make the playoffs. Hopefully, though, what it did do was increase the odds of them doing something entirely unadvisable.
Stan Weir never turned into the kind of scorer the California Golden Seals hoped he’d be when they plucked the Ponoka boy from the Medicine Hat Tigers in the 1972 NHL Amateur Draft. Not sure if the white skates the Seals made him wear had anything to do with that, but it didn’t help.
The countdown hits four. At least Connor got a point? Final Score: 6-4 Kings