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Colorado Avalanche Forward Valeri Nichushkin Earns Gordie Howe Hat Trick

The Colorado Avalanche picked up forward Valeri Nichushkin over the summer on an extremely unlikely “show me” contract. A lot of fans, myself included, were angry. The Dallas Stars had bought him out because he couldn’t score.

Well, they must be pretty angry now. Tonight, Nichushkin scored his seventh goal of the season. What’s more, said goal completed a Gordie Howe Hat Trick.

The first part of the GHHT was a fight. It wasn’t a very good fight. While I opined in a previous post that Nichushkin could always try his hand at being an enforcer if he couldn’t score, Nuke really isn’t a fighter.