Post Tagged with: "Semyon Varlamov"

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Change the Culture of Domestic Violence & Be a “Vehicle for Social Change.”

No longer can we hide it or act like it doesn’t exist; there IS a domestic violence problem in professional sports leagues, and further more, a crime issue. Domestic violence, […]

by · October 1, 2014 · 0 comments · News/Commentary
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What If Ray Rice Played in the NHL?

The NFL screwed up its discipline of Ray Rice. Badly. Now, the story isn’t even about Ray Rice anymore; it’s about the NFL’s incompetent handling of the whole situation. In […]

by · September 11, 2014 · 0 comments · News/Commentary
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5 Reasons Why Colorado Won the Central Division

Last season was supposed to be another year that the Colorado Avalanche flounder and miss out on the playoffs for the second straight time. Nobody gave them a chance at […]

Why Tuukka Rask Is Your 2014 Vezina Trophy Winner

Why Tuukka Rask Is Your 2014 Vezina Trophy Winner

As the 2014 Awards presentation comes upon us in a few hours, it’s a good time to review why Tuukka Rask remains the best in the league. Although there are […]

by · June 24, 2014 · 0 comments · NHL Goaltending
Whether a crime was committed or not, it is unfair to vote against Semyon Varlamov strictly due to an alleged action (Robin Alam/Icon SMI)

Varlamov’s Vezina Case Possibly Marred by Legal Case

Semyon Varlamov made headlines for two major reasons this season: his stellar on-ice play and his alleged poor off-ice behaviour. Varlamov’s performance was one of the main reasons for the […]

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The Avs can Take Their Brooms and Shelve Them

Led by Mikael Granlund, the Minnesota Wild came out flying tonight and unlike the previous two games, they didn’t take their skates off the pedal on Monday night in St. […]

by · April 21, 2014 · 0 comments · Minnesota Wild
Ben Bishop was solid in his first season in a Lightning uniform and Evgeni Nabokov's veteran presence should only help Tampa Bay. (Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports)

Beyond Vezina: Who Is 2013-14’s Most Valuable Goaltender?

How do you define the league’s Most Valuable Goaltender? By figuring out which starting keeper is the biggest difference-maker for his team. We’ll get into how shortly. But let’s start with what Most […]

by · April 20, 2014 · 0 comments · NHL Goaltending, Top 10 Lists
First Round Predictions for the Western Conference

First Round Predictions for the Western Conference

Check out my Eastern Conference predictions here. The first round of the Western Conference Stanley Cup Playoffs will be nothing short of spectacular.  We’ll see matchups that, in terms of […]

by · April 16, 2014 · 1 comment · Previews and Predictions
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5 Defining Games of the Colorado Avalanche Season

For the Colorado Avalanche it was a year that was supposed to be fraught with growing pains. The Avalanche had a promising future, but inexperience and a lackluster defense meant that […]

by · April 16, 2014 · 0 comments · Colorado Avalanche
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Will the Avalanche Cave in on the Minnesota Wild?

The Minnesota Wild will face the Colorado Avalanche in the first round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs, with the first game taking place on Thursday in Colorado. Both teams enter […]

by · April 14, 2014 · 0 comments · Minnesota Wild
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The Allaire Effect

In April of 2013, Joe Sacco was mercifully relieved of his duties as head coach of the Colorado Avalanche – the aftermath of a dismal 2012 campaign that extended the […]

Chicago Blackhawks take their time out late in the 4/10/11 game vs Detroit (picture by Cheryl Adams)

Which Team Wins A Blackhawks/Avalanche First Round Playoff Series?

With half a month still left to go in the season, several first round playoff series nonetheless seem inevitable. Perhaps the most intriguing matchup of the batch is the Chicago […]