I, like a lot of you probably, keep coming back to Darcy Kuemper as to whether this Avalanche team really will hoist the Stanley Cup soon, or whether this will all be another collapse – the Round 4 Version.
I’m sure Jared Bednar will go back to Kuemper to start Game 4 of the Stanley Cup Final. He got pulled early tonight in a once-promising-soon-to-turn-disastrous Game 3 at Amalie Arena. Kuemper will have had the proper time to reflect on a poor showing in Game 3, say all the right things in the 48 hours leading up to Game 4 and come out ready with Avs pom-poms cheering him on.
But, Kuemper remains the one key trick-or-treat player on an Avalanche team that otherwise has been sure and steady almost all season.