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Goaltending Tandem to Determine Avalanche Success
January 16th, 2013 at 8:44 PM
The most important position on a hockey team, good or bad, is the goaltender. Sporting one of the youngest teams in the league, the Colorado Avalanche will need solid play in the net from their goaltending tandem. Semyon Varlamov will be looking to continue his outstanding play coming back from the...

Varlamov Named Starter in KHL All Star Game
December 18th, 2012 at 10:06 PM
With the KHL All star game coming up Jan. 13, the starters have been named and one of them is Avalanche player and current Lokomotiv goalie Semyon Varlamov. He was able to edge out Pekka Rinne of Dinamo Minsk by only 140 votes. Varly earned 26,344 votes. He leads the league in...

Cutthroats’ Millan Named CHL First Star for November
December 8th, 2012 at 5:59 PM
After a slow start to begin his professional career, Denver Cutthroats goalie Kieran Millan turned it on in November to earn the CHL First Star of the month. He went 5-2-1 with a 1.80 goals against average and a .943 save percentage, helping Denver shoot to fourth in the standings. The Avalanche...

Colorado Avalanche Greats by Number: 60 and Over
November 20th, 2012 at 9:15 PM
In the final part in the series, all jersey numbers over 60 are listed. Click here for part six. 60: Jose Theodore (2006-08), former Hart Trophy winner, was acquired for David Aebischer in 2006. Prior to arriving in Colorado, he famously failed a drug test before the start of the Olympics. His...

Varlamov Shines in Shutout Victory Over Slovan
November 14th, 2012 at 9:49 PM
The two week break did not bother Avalanche goalie Semyon Varlamov and his Lokomotiv Yaroslavl. He stopped all 32 shots in a 4-0 shutout victory over HC Slovan Bratislava at the Arena 2000. The shutout, his second on the season, pushed his save percentage to the top of the KHL at .946. The win...

Colorado Avalanche Greats by the Numbers: 30 Through 39
November 12th, 2012 at 4:52 PM
Here is the fourth installment in the series, Colorado Avalanche greatest players by jersey numbers: 30 through 39. Click here for part three. 30: Marc Denis (1996-2000) was drafted in the first round in the 1995 draft as the goalie of the future. It never worked out for Denis, who only...

Varlamov Playing Well, Will It Carry Over?
November 2nd, 2012 at 6:46 PM
One of the biggest surprises so far this season in the KHL has been the resurgence of Lokomotiv Yaroslavl after the tragic plane accident last September. A huge part of their success has been Colorado goalie Semyon Varlamov. Since signing with his former junior club on Sept. 27, he is 7-2-0,...

A Look at the Colorado Avalanche Goaltending Prospects
October 17th, 2012 at 6:13 PM
All good teams are built from the goal out. Colorado may not have the best goaltending in the league, but they do have several top-level prospects, which will be battling it out for playing time in Lake Erie or Denver (CHL). Avalanche goalie prospects start and end with Calvin Pickard. He...