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Colorado Avalanche Notebook: Francouz Happy Here, Georgiev Reportedly Stayed Away From Russia

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There was an interesting interview Colorado Avalanche goalie Pavel Francouz gave the other day to a Czech news outlet – iDNES.cz. Thanks to our friends at Eurolanche.com, led by David Puchovsky, we have some translated quotes from Francouz’s discussion. Some highlights:

  • Francouz said he thinks he might have a more “equal” playing time split with Alexandar Georgiev than as Darcy Kuemper’s backup, and that he’ll be motivated to earn as much playing time as he can.
  • Francouz shot down any speculation that he might have been unhappy over Georgiev coming here and being the presumed No. 1 guy. He said he couldn’t be happier with his situation with the Avalanche and “I know how the Avs took care about me when I was injured. They managed me the best treatment. (…) I prefer satisfaction and comfort more than money.”
  • Francouz said the War in Ukraine is a “huge disaster”

  • The same Czech outlet reported that Alexandar Georgiev stayed away from his native Russia this summer for fear the same thing might happen to him as did Flyers prospect goalie Ivan Fedotov, who was detained in Russia for allegedly dodging military service.

Still no word on when Evan Rodrigues will be in town. And, there is still no word on when exactly regular Avalanche training camp will start, or the roster. It takes some time for traded players, especially in the offseason, to get their affairs in order.


No word yet on when Colorado Avalanche players will get their Stanley Cup rings, but I imagine it won’t be any later than opening night. I’m sure those are going to be some sweet rings.


More informal practice video today from Brennan Vogt:

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Victory Donald

“I prefer satisfaction and comfort more than money.”

WOWWWWWWWWWWWW! Very un-Miakko of him!

Donald Victory

Excellent comment, if I don’t say so myself! +

Victory Donald

MW of Y!

Aaron Rud

Gotta love Frankie. Maybe more guys should think this way.

Donald Victory

Indeed. Humble guy, got a good deal and appreciated the Havs patience in him. Frankie must have told his greedt agent to ‘piss off!’ +

Last edited 15 days ago by Donald Victory

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