First off, a Faustian Bargain is: damned if you do, damned if you don’t. The Avalanche, it would seem, have one on their hands. If they DO sign Cale Makar to a contract tonight or tomorrow, and he DOES play one minute for the Avs in these playoffs, the phenom defenseman prospect automatically burns a year off his entry-level contract…

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Adrian Dater

Adrian Dater has been covering the Avs since their inception. In 2015, he became the lead NHL national columnist with Bleacher Report, where he worked until 2017 before joining BSN Denver.