Ok Yep, I know there have only been 14 games played by the Colorado Avalanche. Yep, I know all the arguments as to why it would be too early to do so. Yep, I know why some might view this column as something of a hot take. But I’ll say it anyway: The Avs should give contract extensions right now to Darcy Kuemper and Nazem Kadri, just like they did over the weekend to their coach, Jared Bednar.
Here’s my rationale for Kuemper: