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The Colorado Avalanche About To Pay A High Price For A Goalie


added 9:28pm, Arizona release is belw.

GLENDALE, ARIZONA – Arizona Coyotes General Manager Bill Armstrong announced today that the Coyotes have acquired a 2022 first round draft choice, a conditional 2024 third round draft choice and defenseman Conor Timmins from the Colorado Avalanche in exchange for goaltender Darcy Kuemper. 
“Darcy is a tremendous goaltender and a great person,” said Armstrong. “We appreciate everything that he did for our organization the past four seasons and wish him all the best in the future.”
The 22-year-old Timmins registered 0-7-7 with eight penalty minutes (PIM) in 31 games with the Avalanche in 2020-21. He also played in 10 Stanley Cup Playoff contests with Colorado this season and had 1-3-4 with four PIM in six games with the Colorado Eagles (AHL).
“We are very pleased to acquire Conor,” said Armstrong. “He is a talented young defenseman and we are excited to add him to our blueline.”
The St. Catharines, ON native has totaled 0-7-7 and eight PIM in 33 career NHL games as well as 4-27-31 and 42 PIM in 46 career AHL appearances.
The 6-foot-2, 185-pound defenseman played for the Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds (OHL) from 2015-18. He posted 19-96-115, a plus-98 rating and 132 PIM in 163 games with the Greyhounds.
Timmins represented Canada at the 2018 IIHF World Junior Championship and registered 1-4-5 in seven games to help his country win the gold medal.
He was originally drafted by Colorado in the second round (32nd overall) in the 2017 NHL Entry Draft.
Kuemper registered a 55-48-15 record with a 2.43 goals against average (GAA) and a .920 SV% in 121 games with the Coyotes.

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SYF's avatar

If the Dives succeed anywhere as near as this past season, that first-rounder the Yotes are getting is almost a second round pick.  So the pick’s most likely going to be between 32 and 24. 

But it’s a deep and talented 2022 NHL draft class according to some NHL scouting prognosticators so it’ll be interesting to see who the Yotes will draft.  And they need a foundation to start their rebuild.

Posted by SYF from impossible and oddly communally possessive sluts on 07/28/21 at 08:03 PM ET

Hippy Dave's avatar

Probably the best move left for them.  When healthy, Kuemper’s capable of leading the league in quality starts.

Posted by Hippy Dave from Somewhere West of Detroit on 07/28/21 at 08:04 PM ET


Kuemper can be a difference maker if he can stay healthy.

Colorado arguably needed an upgrade in goal anyway.

Grubauer is good but paying him as much as Seattle did for as long as they did
- on top of paying Landeskog 8x7M - was prohibitive.

Meanwhile I’m curious about Carolina’s moves.
Anderssen will have a better defense in front of him.
And Raanta is quite a capable backup when healthy.
Wonder what Bernier was asking from them? And what they offered
Mrazek assuming they were open to re-signing him.

So much goalie shuffling going on.
And yes: feel for Buffalo. Hard to blame Ullmark for walking.
It just sucks to see a bunch of capable vets give them Bruins reasonable deals.
No one needs to do that franchise any additional favors.

Posted by lefty.30 on 07/28/21 at 08:08 PM ET

Hippy Dave's avatar

Hearing Arizona will be bringing in a 60lb sack of potatoes as their new starter.

Posted by Hippy Dave from Somewhere West of Detroit on 07/28/21 at 08:14 PM ET

SYF's avatar

Hearing Arizona will be bringing in a 60lb sack of potatoes as their new starter.

Posted by Hippy Dave from Somewhere West of Detroit on 07/28/21 at 08:14 PM ET

Once scored 50 goals in juniors…as a goalie.

Posted by SYF from impossible and oddly communally possessive sluts on 07/28/21 at 09:28 PM ET

SauceBoss's avatar

If it’s not obvious ARI is tanking now after trading away their #1 defenseman, 2nd leading scorer in Garland, backup goalie, letting their 1b goalie leave via FA and now they trade their #1 goalie, then I don’t know what else they could do. This is crazy

Posted by SauceBoss on 07/28/21 at 09:49 PM ET

ilovehomers's avatar

Just look at Glendale’s cap friendly page. LOL


Posted by ilovehomers on 07/28/21 at 10:00 PM ET


Buffalo already beat them to signing Craig Anderson at minimum or close, so the
Sabres won’t let Arizona tank cost-effectively without a fight.

Posted by lefty.30 on 07/28/21 at 10:43 PM ET

MurrayChadwick's avatar

Wow, did Sakic get bent over the bench or what.  A 1st, a 3rd and Conor Timmins, wow.  Kuemper is a UFA and if they make a run this year, he obviously performed, I’m unsure how they fit in a new contract for him with the other demands, they’re back in this position again next year.

Posted by MurrayChadwick from Window Seat on the Captain's Ship on 07/28/21 at 11:04 PM ET

TreKronor's avatar

Colorado missed their alarm today?

Posted by TreKronor on 07/28/21 at 11:38 PM ET

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