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Mile High Hockey Aug 21, 2014

Greatest Moment of 2013-14 Round 2: Varly makes the save sans mask vs. MacK's first goal

You've got another tough choice ahead of you: Vezina-worthy performance or a rookie making his mark. Varly Makes the Save Sans Mask (5) Semyon Varlamov is an extraordinarily talented goalie. He also has some Roy-like fire in him. Despite a broken mask and errant stick, Varly stays in the play and makes the save to keep his team up by two. Phoenix just didn't have a chance. MacK’s First Goal (10) It only took five games for Nathan MacKinnon to score his first NHL goal. Of course, he'd already been producing at a point-per-game pace, so who was even surprised? Still, the first goal is...
Mile High Hockey Aug 15, 2014

Revisiting MHH's 2013-14 Avalanche Season Analysis: Part 8 - Varlamov

The goalie whisperer certainly did his thing with Varly. Who called it? We all know Semyon Varlamov has the raw talent to be an elite goaltender in the NHL. People have criticized his technique and mental fortitude, however. How will having Roy (arguably the greatest goaltender in the history of the game) and Francois Allaire (the guy credited for making the careers of both Varly's coach and backup goaltender) as coaches hurt or help him? What Steve said then: Honestly I'm hoping consistent work with consistent staff will keep Varly fairly even throughout the year, as far as Goalies go. I...
Mile High Hockey Aug 13, 2014

Greatest Moment of 2013-14 Round 1: Varly makes the save vs. EJ bombs Wilson

Now we pit the never-say-die attitude of Varlamov against the nutty nature of Johnson. Varly Makes the Save Sans Mask (5) Semyon Varlamov is an extraordinarily talented goalie. He also has some Roy-like fire in him. Despite a broken mask and errant stick, Varly stays in the play and makes the save to keep his team up by two. Phoenix just didn't have a chance. EJ Interview Bombs Wilson (12) The new coaching regime brought more than just on ice improvement to the Avalanche. The lighter atmosphere Roy & Co. created led to more fun, much of which transferred into the public eye. A...

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