Five guys. Not the burger chain, but five guys from the Avalanche can become unrestricted free agents on July 1, guys who played regularly or semi-regularly for the team in 2018-19.
Today is June 15, the first day when some CBA-related contract stuff can start happening, such as team-elected arbitration on restricted free agents they don’t think they’ll be able to come to a contract agreement on their own with. I don’t expect the Avs to do that with anyone. RFAs who are arbitration-eligible have until July 5 to notify teams of their intent to file for it. The Avs have five RFAs who are arbitration-eligible (Alexander Kerfoot, Sven Andrighetto, J.T. Compher, Nikita Zadorov and Ryan Graves). More on them another time.
Of the UFAs, these are the five guys: Semyon Varlamov, Colin Wilson, Patrik Nemeth, Gabriel Bourque and Derick Brassard.
Let me give you my thoughts on each one, whether there’s a chance they come back or not: