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Does WSH regret trading Varlamov?

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02-18-2013, 09:44 AM
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If anything, VARLY himself certainly doesn't regret the trade to Colorado... it saved more than his career.

He stated that if he wasn't the starting goalie in Washington, he was playing for Yaroslavl.
And that's why, no matter how Varly and Forsberg turn out, the Caps will never regret that trade. They couldn't (and shouldn't) guarantee him the starting spot, and he was set to bolt to the KHL.

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02-18-2013, 09:57 AM
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Varlamov will win a Vezina or two before his career is over imo. So yes, they will regret trading him.
I doubt it.

Price, Lundqvist, Quick, Rask, Rinne, Halak, Schneider, Miller, etc etc

I don't see the Avs getting much better soon. He might win a Vezina one year but I doubt it. Never been overly impress by Varlamov in Washington.

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02-18-2013, 10:10 AM
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Option 2. I don't think goaltendng is the problem in Washington.

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02-18-2013, 10:44 AM
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They got Filip Forsberg for it. Let's see how he plays before judging that trade.

Varlamov is good but Washington record wouldn't change a bit if we he in net instead.

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02-18-2013, 10:45 AM
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Not at all. He is better than Holtby or Neuvirth. But goaltending is not the problem in Washington.

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02-18-2013, 10:46 AM
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No. Aside from a few tough games to start the season, Neuvirth and Holtby have both been fine... it's been our defense that has been killing us.

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02-18-2013, 10:48 AM
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He stated that if he wasn't the starting goalie in Washington, he was playing for Yaroslavl.
This. He hadn't earned the starting job and we weren't prepared to give it to him, or the contract it came with.

We also received Forsberg, and a piece that netted Ribeiro, who had been our best player.

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02-18-2013, 10:55 AM
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They should... This is why you don't trade away your starter because a young goalie had a hot streak in the regular season or playoffs...

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02-18-2013, 11:00 AM
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Notable goalies drafted in the 1st round: Price, Luongo, Rask, Lehtonen, Varlamov, Fleury, Ward.

Notable goalies drafted in the 2rd round or later/undrafted: Quick, Miller, Lundqvist, Rinne, Smith, Bryzgalov, Anderson, Backstrom, Halak, Vokoun, Hiller, Kipprusoff, Howard, Crawford.

Still look like a good idea to draft a goalie in the 1st round? And Rask was traded for Andrew Raycroft straight up, while Lehtonen was traded for a 4th round pick and a prospect.
You don't draft a goalie in the first round because their development is so hard to predict. However, a proven goalie that has already spent years developing is definitely worth a 1st round pick....depending on where the pick is of course.

Varlamov is coming off a 50 save performance and definitely looks like a goalie you can make a run with.

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02-18-2013, 11:11 AM
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Don't think it would matter much for them, and the return they got for him is considerable.

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02-18-2013, 11:13 AM
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I wouldn't have made the move if I was Washington, so I'll say yes.

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02-18-2013, 11:17 AM
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They should... This is why you don't trade away your starter because a young goalie had a hot streak in the regular season or playoffs...
You do realize that Varlamov was traded before Holtby had had his playoff run? And you do realize that Varlamov wasn't the starter before he was traded?

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02-18-2013, 11:19 AM
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I wouldn't have made the move if I was Washington, so I'll say yes.
I dunno. 11th overall (Forsberg) and 54th overall (which turned into Ribeiro) are some pretty nice picks for Varlamov.

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02-18-2013, 11:27 AM
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No but the avs sure do, he's trying to single handedly ruin our tank this year! Just think, if we hadn't traded for him the Caps wouldn't have Yakubov now, we would.

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02-18-2013, 11:36 AM
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I don't like either of these answers.

Trading Varliamov for a first round pick was good return. Also, Holtby and Neuvirth suck. They should have signed a guy.

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no i dont think varly is much better than neuvirth or holtby, not to mention we got forsberg and used the second round pick to get ribeiro

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02-18-2013, 12:29 PM
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Due to disagreements with Boudreau and Caps management, if they kept him he would have left for the KHL.

So no, they don't regret it.

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02-18-2013, 01:06 PM
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Option A was trading Varly for the highest return possible.

Option B was keeping him, and letting him go play in Russia because we couldn't guarantee him the starting job.

In neither option would he be playing for us right now, so obviously taking the option that netted us a nice return (and kept him from dying in the Lokomotiv crash) is still the right choice. That's why Caps fans were so ecstatic about the trade when it happened - everyone knew our backs were against the wall on this one and we'd have to move him to the highest bidder. We were all really surprised to get such a great return under the circumstances.

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02-18-2013, 05:02 PM
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Yes and No. They certainly could need him right now.
But he was going back to the KHL and if he would have (he was set to go as far as I understand) he would be dead now.

So the trade saved Varly's life (well a different goaltender took his spot ) and brought a great return.

They should have given into his demands (albeit they were a bit drastic) and made him the #1. From what I have seen with the Avs he certainly deserved it.

We will see how Forsberg will turn out. Stupid enough that he slid to #11.

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02-19-2013, 12:46 PM
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Too early to say imo.

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