• Varlamov signs five-year extension with Avalanche

    Summary of 9 articles · Updated Jan 31, 2014
    The Colorado Avalanche on Thursday signed goaltender Semyon Varlamov to a five-year contract extension through the 2018-19 season. The Avalanche locked up starting goalie Semyon Varlamov to a five-year contract extension Thursday – and like many of the goalie contracts being handed out these days, there are significant risks to Colorado’s investment. We are very excited to have come to terms with him and the fact that he has agreed to a five-year extension demonstrates his commitment to the Avalanche and what we’re trying to accomplish.” Joe Sakic, the team's executive vice president of hockey operations, says that Varlamov is "entering the prime years of his career and he wants to be part of this franchise moving forward. "Undoubtedly, Semyon has been an impact player for us this season," Avalanche executive vice president of hockey operations Joe Sakic said in a statement. That’s a hell of a gamble – one with a tremendous downside – and an indication NHL GMs aren’t willing to take shorter-term risks when they often make more sense than deals like this one.
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