FanPost

Live Scouting Notebook: Varly vs. Kings

Hey everyone, Justin here from The Goalie Guild and The Avs Guild. I just wanted to let you know I'll be publishing a Live Scouting Notebook for tonight's Avalanche game. You can view it live right here, or replay it any time at your convenience. Game starts at 7pm!

I want to take a closer look at Semyon Varlamov coming off a tough loss to the Jets, especially at such a crucial point in his first season with the Avalanche. I am hoping that Jonathan Bernier starts for the Kings so I can get a real good look at him before the trade deadline on Monday. Even if Jonathan Quick starts, this is a terrific goaltending duel in the biggest game of the season for both teams.

I really like the way Varlamov played heading into the game against Winnipeg. Confidence is everything for him, especially at his age. When he has an attentive mindset and really battles for sightlines, and to control his rebounds, he's so tough to beat. When he's passive and kicks out pucks, he's very frustrating.

Varlamov has all of the potential in the world, and as I have written about numerous times, the lack of steady structure in terms of goalie development with the Avs is very "scary" considering how good he can be. Over time, his experiences will help him become much more even-keeled in terms of handling emotions, handling a few tough losses, and truly understanding what it takes to be a starter in a tough goalie market like Colorado.

Keep up the great work with all the articles and posts on the Avalanche - I follow the MHH twitter feed closely and love that you guys are attending practices and giving out the goods!!

MileHighHockey.com is a fan community, allowing members to post their own thoughts and opinions on the Colorado Avalanche and hockey in general. These views and thoughts may not be shared by the editors of MileHighHockey.com.

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join Mile High Hockey

You must be a member of Mile High Hockey to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Mile High Hockey. You should read them.

Join Mile High Hockey

You must be a member of Mile High Hockey to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Mile High Hockey. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_9355_tracker