Semyon Varlamov (February 11, 2011 - Photo by Greg Fiume/Getty Images North America)
I came across this article on NHL.com and I think it’s a good follow up on my post about Braden Holtby and the Capitals. I agree that Washington is pretty secure in net with any of their three goalies (Braden Holtby, Michal Neuvirth, and Semyon Varlamov) playing in the playoffs. It is actually the first time that Washington has had 3 goalies with 10 wins each, Neuvirth has the most with 24. And I think the Caps are going to go with him to start the playoffs since he’s had a solid year and has won back to back Calder Cups in the AHL. As I said in the Holtby post I think Varlamov will be the next one to go in if Neuvy can’t handle the playoffs. As you’ll read in the article the players on the Caps aren’t worried who’s in net for them; each goalie gives the Caps a chance to win.
Michal Neuvirth ( March 2, 2011 - Photo by Greg Fiume/Getty Images North America)
Braden Holtby ( November 21, 2010 - Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images North America)
The next few days are going to have short posts due to the fact that I am tied down with a ton of work this week….