The smile of Darcy Kuemper shone bright, even through the smoky filters of the Zoom camera. Asked what it felt like to be a new member of the Colorado Avalanche, the cheeks on Kuemper’s face lifted and his teeth were there for all to see.
“The next month can’t go fast enough here,” said Kuemper, the Avs’ new No. 1 goalie, acquired via trade two days ago from Arizona for Conor Timmins, a first-round pick in 2022 and a possible, conditional third-round pick. “I’m super-pumped to be going to Colorado. I feel great right now.”