Wow. While I'm sorry to see him go, I guess moving one of the three was ultimately inevitable. Given the recent developments surrounding Varly's situation, he was probably the best asset of the three to move.
Also agree with the others, GREAT value on the deal. Hello Yakupov?
We knew all along that something had to give with the three-headed goalie monster. Not in my wildest dreams could I have expected it to work out this well. Neuvy is solid, Holtby has the "it" factor and now gets a real shot to go for the #1 gig, and the guy with the health issues is out the door for an amazing return.
We may look back on this one day and regret the trade, but I'm not really sure how anyone can be anything but thrilled with the way this has played out (without the benefit of hindsight).
Had to do it. I had been thinking they might trade their 11 pick this season, so this makes a lot of sense given their situation. Great value for the Caps even if Varly was gonna resign because the injury situation obviously makes him a huge gamble at this point. I love the guy- always hoped he would end up the starter but his health is just such a huge gamble and the Caps have Neuvy and Holtby. Worst case scenario this is still good value. Best case scenario they get the kind of steal Boston got in trading Kessel to Toronto- well, not quite since they got 1sts, but you get my point.