Colorado Avalanche Training Camp Observations

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#5: Berra Can Stop Pucks

The Avs Nation and pundits alike seem to want backup goalie Reto Berra to fail. They call him huge but slow — lugubrious is a term used. Half of that is correct — he is huge in the net at 6-foot-4, 196 pounds. Maybe he just seems slow because so much of him is in motion at a time. In any case, the first scrimmage went into a shootout. And Big Berra stopped none other than Matt Duchene.

Duchene said after the first day of camp, “”[Berra’s] one of the best shootout goalies I’ve ever played against.” Considering Duchene’s resume, that’s high praise.