Originally posted on All Things Avs  |  Last updated 11/18/11
AP/Jack Dempsey Get it? I hesitate to use the words “goaltending controversy.” It’s more like a “goaltending conversation” when a hockey team has a couple of goalies that fans are split upon wanting in the net. So, with the Avalanche as things stand now, what we have is one guy – J.S. Giguere – who has allowed one goal in his last two games, including tonight’s shutout over the Stars. That’s all we have. But it is a fair question to wonder about who will start Sunday night (I will put my money on the choice of Giguere) and what that “says” about the Avs’ situation. They gave up a first and second-round pick to Washington to get the other guy, Semyon Varlamov, so if he sits on the bench for a third straight game Sunday night, that will in itself become a story. I wouldn’t get too excited either way over this. Giguere said himself after the game that the Avs’ “future” rests with Varlamov, and that he believes he’ll be a top goalie here. But of course, he’s also going to try
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