Pioneers defenseman Will Butcher met with Colorado Avalanche general manager Joe Sakic on Tuesday, telling him he wasn't ready for a contract offer.
Butcher can become an unrestricted free agent in August. It's time for the Avalanche and Butcher to put aside the past and move forward together.
On Saturday, at 6:00 p.m. MT, Denver will take on Minnesota-Duluth in the NCAA CHampionship game. The Avalanche are also playing at 6.
Butcher is the sixth defenseman to win the Hobey Baker Award. He is also the second Pioneer, joining defenseman Matt Carle, who captured the trophy in 2006.
"It’s hard to bet against Denver right now," Cohen, who will be calling the game, told Sean Walsh and T.J. Carpenter. "They’re fun to watch."
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It was supposed to be a challenge. Could the Pioneers find a way to solve Irish goaltender Cal Petersen? It was a question Denver answered early and often.
Pioneers defenseman Will Butcher figures to log major minutes, and will likely draw several shifts against the Irish's top line, which features Cam Morrison.
The Pioneers have an overall record 31-7-4 on the season and entered the NCAA Tournament as the No. 1 overall seed.
The only defenseman still in contention, Butcher is up against Northeastern's Zach Aston-Reese and Union College's Mike Vecchione. All three are seniors.