The best photos from Red Wings-Avalanche alumni game

It was quite the spectacle Friday, as some of the most legendary figures in the game strapped on skates, shin pads, shoulder pads, and helmets to revisit the Detroit Red Wings-Colorado Avalanche rivalry - perhaps the fiercest in NHL history - at the 2015 Stadium Series Alumni Game at Coors Field.

Related: Yzerman, Sakic trade vintage goals at Stadium Series alumni game

The Avalanche defended home ice, or field, with a 5-2 win in the reunion clash, which was markedly well-behaved compared to the standard set throughout the 1990s and early 2000s.

Here are some of the best photos from the event:

There was never any pressure, Henrik Zetterberg.

Burnaby's own.

The always colorful Darren McCarty.

Mike Ricci's hair remains glorious. Chris Simon's now non-existent.

Pondering multiple offers for Jonathan Drouin, probably

Pondering the Avalanche's offer for Jonathan Drouin, probably.

An all-time faceoff.

The very-tanned Chris Chelios found one friend inside Coors Field. The rest, not so much.

The obligatory wide shot.

Feeling a little like Semyon Varlamov.

Copyright © 2016 Score Media Ventures Inc. All rights reserved. Certain content reproduced under license.

Canadiens trade Weise, Fleischmann to Blackhawks for Danault, 2nd-round pick

The Chicago Blackhawks continue to load up for another Stanley Cup run.

The club has acquired forwards Dale Weise and Tomas Fleischmann from the Montreal Canadiens in exchange for forward Phillip Danault and a second-round pick in 2018.

As part of the deal, the Canadiens will retain 30 percent of Weise's salary.

More to come.

Copyright © 2016 Score Media Ventures Inc. All rights reserved. Certain content reproduced under license.

Report: Panthers believed to be making ‘strong push’ for Oilers’ Purcell

Teddy Purcell could be heading back to Florida.

TSN's Bob McKenzie is reporting that the Florida Panthers - forever in the market for a scoring winger - are believed to be making a "strong push" to acquire Purcell from the Edmonton Oilers.

Though Purcell works out of a top six in Edmonton, he only loosely fits the description Panthers general manager Dale Tallon covets. Because while he's broken out a bit offensively flanking Taylor Hall and Leon Draisaitl, he hasn't scored more than 12 goals in a season since his career-best campaign in 2011-12 when he notched 24 goals and 65 points for the Tampa Bay Lightning.

McKenzie notes that the Los Angeles Kings also have interest in the 30-year-old right-winger, who will be an unrestricted free agent this summer when his $4.5-million salary comes off the books.

Purcell's being held out of the Oilers' lineup for the second straight game, likely in anticipation of a deal.

Copyright © 2016 Score Media Ventures Inc. All rights reserved. Certain content reproduced under license.

Remember, we are all Canucks!