When the Colorado Avalanche traded Matt Duchene last week (doesn’t that seem like a long time ago already?), the pieces acquired in return all had “don’t count on them right away, this is all about the future” stamped on them by many pundits. Well, the future is now for two of those pieces already. Defenseman Samuel Girard has already played…

Not a Subscriber? Become a Diehard today!

​Sign Me Up!

Already a member?

Don’t forget to log in!


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.