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Last Word on Hockey May 3, 2018
Colorado Avalanche Sign Goaltender Pavel Francouz

Colorado Avalanche Sign Goaltender Pavel Francouz

The Colorado Avalanche announced on Wednesday that the team had signed Czech Republic-born goaltender Pavel Francouz to an entry-level $690,000 contract for the 2018-19 season. One-Way Deal By inking a one-way NHL deal with goaltender Pavel Francouz, the Colorado Avalanche have found a much-needed backup for Semyon Varlamov. The starting goalie of the team suffered a knee injury at the end of the season 2017-2018. Does that mean that the club may not re-sign Jonathan Bernier ( $2.75 million this season) or Andrew Hammond ($1.35 million)? There is not much time left before that...
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Avalanche sign Pavel Francouz, take stab at European market

Avalanche sign Pavel Francouz, take stab at European market

Avalanche bring in the Czech Republic’s Olympic goaltender The Colorado Avalanche entered the offseason with a few holes in their lineup - but perhaps no area of their game was weaker than their goaltending depth chart. With both starter Semyon Varlamov and backup Jonathan Bernier sustaining injuries before the end of the postseason - Varlamov before it began and Bernier in the middle of the series - the team was forced to rely upon their two minor league goaltenders, Andrew Hammond and Spencer Martin. Hammond, while impressive in his first postseason game for the team, has struggled...

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