The Minnesota Wild trade for Martin Hanzal “was good for Colorado” Avalanche, NHL insider says

The Minnesota Wild acquired Martin Hanzal, a 30-year-old forward who’s scored 16 goals and recorded 10 assists in 51 games this year, plus Ryan White and a fourth-round pick Sunday.

The Coyotes got a nice haul for Marin Hanzal, which is a good thing for the Avalanche, says Elliotte Friedman. (Sergei/Flickr)
The Coyotes got a nice haul for Martin Hanzal, which is a good thing for the Avalanche, says Elliotte Friedman. (Sergei/Flickr)

A major NHL trade that went down Sunday didn’t involve the Colorado Avalanche, but in the coming days it could prove to be a positive for the struggling professional hockey team that plays in Denver. At least that’s what NHL insider Elliotte Friedman believes.




Harris scores 25 points in Nuggets’ 129-109 win over Nets

By Dennis Georgatos, Associated Press

DENVER (AP) — Gary Harris scored a career-high 25 points and the Denver Nuggets bounced back from successive losses to beat Brooklyn 129-109 on Friday night, handing the inept Nets their 15th loss in a row.

Wilson Chandler had 24 points and Danilo Gallinari added 20 for the Nuggets, who snapped a six-game losing streak to the Nets.