Report: Coyotes trade Daniel Winnik to Colorado

winnik.jpgWhile we sit around eagerly awaiting the possibility of trades involving Marc Savard or Tim Thomas, other teams continue to carry on with business as Adrian Dater of the Denver Post tweets to us.

Denver Post news: Avs acquire Dan Winik (sic) from Phoenix for 4th round pick next year

Spelling error aside, that’s Daniel Winnik whom the Avalanche acquired. Winnik was a fourth line player for the Coyotes last season racking up four goals and 15 assists in 74 games for Phoenix. He’ll be a depth player for the Avalanche likely also seeing time on the third or fourth lines and should be able to jump into coach Joe Sacco’s system easily.

I know this isn’t the trade you were hoping to hear about, but sometimes you have to be careful what you ask for because you might just get it. Consider this your lesson in making crazy wishes.

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    Avs unveil new third jerseys

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    The Avalanche will be throwing a bunch of different looks at us this season.

    Having already released specialized “Mile High” jerseys for February’s Stadium Series game, the Avs unveiled new third sweaters on Friday — less than 24 hours after a bitter 5-4 home loss to Minnesota in their season opener.

    (Guess Colorado wanted to send out some good vibes after blowing a 4-1 third-period lead.)

    These new thirds won’t come as a huge shock, however. Last month, several websites published leaked images of Colorado’s and Anaheim’s third jerseys, so the design has been in the public eye for several weeks.

    Colorado will debut its new thirds on Oct. 24, in a Saturday night tilt against Columbus.

    Related: Roy explains why he didn’t call time out

    Report: Escrow set at 16 percent

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    Hey, remember in June when the NHLPA voted to keep the five-percent growth factor in spite of increasing worries about escrow?

    Well, here’s why that decision was a significant one, via TSN’s Frank Seravalli:

    With early revenue projections in place, the NHL and NHLPA set the escrow withholding rate for players at 16 per cent for the first quarter of the season on Thursday.

    That means every player will have 16 per cent of earnings deducted from their paycheque and put aside until after all of this season’s hockey-related revenue is counted to ensure a perfect 50-50 revenue split with owners.

    Now, this doesn’t mean that the players will definitely lose 16 percent of their salaries. Typically, they receive refunds when all the accounting is done.

    Still, 16 percent is a good-sized chunk to withhold. They won’t be thrilled about it.

    Related: To understand escrow, consider Duncan Keith