NHL Daily: Auston Matthews, Claude Julien, Colorado Avalanche

NHL Daily: Auston Matthews is a Calder Trophy Favorite, Montreal Canadiens Hire Claude Julien, Colorado Avalanche Need a Good Home for Matt Duchene if Planning to Move Him and More (NHL Morning Headlines)

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There were four games on the NHL’s Wednesday night schedule. First, the Columbus Blue Jackets topped the Toronto Maple Leafs 5-2 and the St.Louis Blues shut out the Detroit Red Wings 2-0.

Lastly, the Calgary Flames topped the Philadelphia Flyers 3-1 and the Florida Panthers beat out the San Jose Sharks 6-5 in OT.

Here is the Highlight of the Night:

NHL Daily: Morning NHL Headlines

Five Reasons Auston Matthews is a Calder Trophy Favorite

Auston Matthews is the rookie everyone is talking about and it comes as no surprise that the Maple Leafs rookie is a favorite for the Calder this season. [Editor-in-Leaf]

Hawks Should be Concerned By Kings’ Persistence

The LA Kings have faced some struggles this season, like many NHL teams, but the team has been hanging in there and is fighting to get their play high and strong. The Hawks should be concerned by the Kings’ willingness to keep play high. [Blackhawk Up]

Buffalo Sabres Making Fiery Playoff Run

The Buffalo Sabres are pushing for a strong playoff run and are doing so in a burst of flames. The Sabres want a solid playoff run and they’ll do anything they can to get themselves in the best shape. [Sabre Noise]

Claude Julien Re-Joins Montreal Canadiens as Head Coach

Claude Julien has had a busy month. The Canadiens have hired the former Bruins Head Coach this week. Julien will be returning to Montreal to coach the team for the remainder of the season and then some. [Causeway Crowd]

Flyers Forwards Staying Put at Trade Deadline

Many NHL teams are looking for big moves before the trade deadline but the Flyers‘ forwards will be staying put as the deadline rolls around. [Broad Street Buzz]

Expansion Draft Prompting Rangers Trade Considerations

The upcoming expansion draft is forcing a lot of teams to make moves before risking losing one of their players for nothing. This has urged the Rangers to make some serious trade considerations before the deadline. [Blue Line Station]

Avalanche Need to Find Matt Duchene a Good Home Before Trade

If Colorado really plans on moving forward Matt Duchene before the trade deadline they need to find the player a good home. Duchene is a solid player and sending him to the wrong team won’t be much of a benefit for either party. [Mile High Sticking]

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