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Morning Flurries: MacKinnon “pretty close” on contract extension

It was a busy day in still technically the last lingering moments of the Colorado Avalanche offseason. First on the agenda was Nathan MacKinnon and Cale Makar partaking in the annual NHL media tour.

  • Nathan MacKinnon grabbed headlines as he discussed the status of his anticipated mega-deal contract extension. He characterized the talks as taking longer than he expected but heading in the right direction and “pretty close” with hopefully a conclusion before the start of the season.

Avs star centre Nathan MacKinnon said at the NHL's Player Media Tour Thursday that he and the team are "pretty close" on an extension and hopes to have it done ahead of the Colorado's season opener (via @MatiszJohn & @RussoHockey): https://t.