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04-16-2011, 09:41 PM
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No need to rush anything....unless Varly isn't happy being 1b. I would still let em fight it out for 2 more years....


I suspect we'll see both in any long playoff run.

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No need to rush anything....unless Varly isn't happy being 1b. I would still let em fight it out for 2 more years....


I suspect we'll see both in any long playoff run.
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I bet he's packed his bags already, not getting game 1 is the turning factor in this in my opinion. I am one of Varly's biggest fans but he lost his position as #1 this season.
I seriously doubt that, especially considering that translated interview posted on Japers Rink. He says nothing about being the No. 1 goaltender as being the main reason for staying in Washington, only as a reason to work harder. He obviously wasn't expecting it either and knew being the No. 1 for the playoffs was very much up in the air.

Varly's never struck me as a "take my ball and go home" type of guy. My guess is regardless of what happen, Neuvy and Varly will be the tandem for the near future.

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To be honest with Holtby behind him, not sure if this is that much of an eager situation. However, I don't know how badly the Bears need him and if there is a goalie issue there.

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There is no reason to think the Caps won't have both of Neuvirth and Varlamov in DC, and Holtby in Hershey, for all of next season.

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04-17-2011, 07:44 AM
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Anderson, Grubby, & Dunn are three youngsters that could be brought in eventually.

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04-17-2011, 09:27 AM
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What you don't do right now is trade Varly. With his injuries and KHL rumors, the only way his value could be lower is if he had actually played poorly in his few appearances this year. What would he fetch right now, a 2nd?

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04-17-2011, 09:33 AM
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What you don't do right now is trade Varly. With his injuries and KHL rumors, the only way his value could be lower is if he had actually played poorly in his few appearances this year. What would he fetch right now, a 2nd?
This is a very good point. I still think there are teams willing to give up decent returns for him. However, it doesn't matter. You and other posters are right, imo, about keeping him next year. There's no rush unless he puts an ultimatum to the team (which would be silly. He isn't in a good bargaining position right now).

We didn't rush Carlson and Alzner and it paid off. The same should be done with our goaltenders. Take the time and get it right. No rush.

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04-28-2011, 11:22 AM
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Good let him go to russia and eat borsh.
Neuvrith is playing awesome.....we should trade vlarmouth to fill in our d or a few prospects

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What you don't do right now is trade Varly. With his injuries and KHL rumors, the only way his value could be lower is if he had actually played poorly in his few appearances this year. What would he fetch right now, a 2nd?
no way you could get a 2nd for him.

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mcphee has proven that he doesnt move young assets unless he has to or doesnt want them anymore. varly is an rfa and has said he will accept his qo. no reason not to just keep him.

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no way you could get a 2nd for him.
I don't see why not. Maybe not a high one.

The potential availability of Schneider & Bernier may depress the market but a second rounder isn't that much really.

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I don't care what the market's like; I still think they could get at least a first-round pick for him. Maybe I'm overestimating the league's perception of his ability, or underestimating the concerns about his injuries, though. Whatever.

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I think the only way you get a first is to pull an Eminger type trade. Varly plus 3rd round or later pick for a late first. Interesting option if someone you like is there and you're happy riding the Holtby/Neuvy train and willing to risk Varly being healthy and the best of the 3.

wouldn't be against it. To me only a fool would argue vehemently against GMGM making that type of trade given his record in trades/drafting and our ability to judge goalies.

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I think the only way you get a first is to pull an Eminger type trade. Varly plus 3rd round or later pick for a late first. Interesting option if someone you like is there and you're happy riding the Holtby/Neuvy train and willing to risk Varly being healthy and the best of the 3.

wouldn't be against it. To me only a fool would argue vehemently against GMGM making that type of trade given his record in trades/drafting and our ability to judge goalies.
Do the Caps have a proven ability to judge goalies well? Where is that coming from?

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Do the Caps have a proven ability to judge goalies well? Where is that coming from?
2006 first round
2006 second round
2008 4th round

I don't doubt our scouts or coaches ability to evalute these kids nor the GMs willingness to pull the trigger. Those 3 are WAY outperforming their darft peers. If I had to pick a trio to select my next franchise goalie I'd pick GMGM and his team.

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I'd ask Dave Prior more than anyone that's still there.

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2006 first round
2006 second round
2008 4th round

I don't doubt our scouts or coaches ability to evalute these kids nor the GMs willingness to pull the trigger. Those 3 are WAY outperforming their darft peers. If I had to pick a trio to select my next franchise goalie I'd pick GMGM and his team.
Drafting goalies and deciding which of 3 semi-proven goalies to trade away are two very different skills. The Blackhawks drafted Hasek, but nobody counts that as a victory in their goalie evaluation camp.

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Drafting goalies and deciding which of 3 semi-proven goalies to trade away are two very different skills. The Blackhawks drafted Hasek, but nobody counts that as a victory in their goalie evaluation camp.
I addressed this in my first post. But understand how I wasn't clear on point you highlighted.

Agreed that team doesn't have history of looking at 3 young studs and picking the future HOF.... not sure if any current group could boast that. But I meant ability to get the next one via draft to keep pipeline flowing.

But given that team's ability to look at 16-18 year olds and project their ability to develop into really strong 20-22 year old prospects, I'd count on them to give me a extremely good chance at not ******* the bed on the probability of which one will be the best 25-26 year old. Cause by then, a decision will have to be made regardless.

The risk is gaining that asset cause you believe you have the clarity now.

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I'd ask Dave Prior more than anyone that's still there.
I was including him as part of the team as a consultant

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Start Varlamov in the next game and bench Neuvith!!!!

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Start Varlamov in the next game and bench Neuvith!!!!
Why? He let in 1 legit goal and even then it looked like he lost his balance or something weird.. He played fine imo..

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Start Varlamov in the next game and bench Neuvith!!!!

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Varly is a great goalie. I don't want him to leave the Caps. I'm hoping that whatever ails him is getting the time needed to get better. I'm greedy and want both Neuvirth and Varlamov.

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