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New goaltending coach in Denver?

Not yet, but if Semyon Varlamov has any say in it, his mentor and coach for many years, Jussi Parkkila, will have the job soon. In an interview with Dimitry Chesnokov of Puck Daddy, Varly had this to say:

 

How did this option with KHL's SKA came up?

Why this team necessarily? I was considering offers from Lokomotiv, from SKA, there were also other options in the KHL. SKA's biggest plus was that Jussi Parkkila is the goaltending coach there. I really wanted to work with this specialist, who has been working with me for the last four years and really helped me in the development of my career. I think the day Parkkila come over to North America and work in the NHL is not far away.

Maybe you can bring him over to Denver?

It would be my pleasure to do that. It's not the easiest thing to do. But agents and I will try to make it happen.

 

The Avalanche clearly needs a FT coach, so this would be a beneficial option going forward. Whether it will happen remains to be seen. The organization has recently shown a dedication to getting the team back to the top of the league. It's reasonable to believe they know a FT goalie coach is a necessary component in making that happen. Hopefully, they will bring someone - if not Parkkila, someone - in full time soon.

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