When the Colorado Avalanche decided in April that Semyon Varlamov would be the one goaltender it would protect in the NHL expansion draft, there was a chance it would come at the cost of young goalie Calvin Pickard. Wednesday night, that price was paid when the Las Vegas Golden Knights selected Pickard to be part of their inaugural team….

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Adrian Dater has been covering the Avs since their inception. In 2015, he became the lead NHL national columnist with Bleacher Report, where he worked until 2017 before joining BSN Denver.