4 goaltender replacements for Colorado Avalanche: Dan Vladar
As per a tweet from our friends over at Flame for Thought, there’s a chance Dan Vladar could be dangled by Calgary in order to fix the Avalanche’s potential early-season issues. There’s a logjam in net for Calgary in their system, and if the Avalanche would be willing to part with some draft capital, this deal could materialize rather quickly.
Vladar, like Francouz, is a Czech goalie, and stands 6-foot-5, weighing about 210 pounds. His size allows him to cover a lot of the net. Drafted by the Bruins in 2015, Vladar has played parts of four NHL seasons split between Boston and Calgary.
A key to acquiring Vladar will be the view of the organization moving forward for Colorado’s brass. Vladar is 26 years old, 7 years younger than Francouz. He’s a significantly larger goalie than Francouz as well. Francouz did have the better goals against and save percentage of the two last season, however.
Although Vladar makes slightly more money than Francouz, surely the Avalanche would be able to move around some money to make that happen.
If Vladar is acquired, it’s likely to replace Francouz more than it is to spell him for a few weeks to a couple of months. For the right price, it’s worth some conversations for the Colorado Avalanche.