Found October 12, 2011 on Red Light District Hockey:
For Semyon Varlamov, there were a lot of question marks and doubters after the trade from Washington to Colorado. Though it's only been two games, Varlamov is showing his true potential with his new club.Varlamov's off-season trade was a strategic one for both Washington and Colorado. Washington got valuable picks in the 2012 draft (including a first-round pick), which is expected to be a particularly strong one in terms of the talent of prospects. Colorado got a No. 1 goaltender after Craig Anderson was sent to Ottawa.It was a bit of an awkward situation with Washington this summer, as Varlamov and his agent said that his remaining in Washington was contingent on him being named No. 1 goaltender. With Michal Neuvirth coming off a strong season and Varlamov missing much of the season with injuries, the Capitals could not guarantee that he would start the majority of the games.Varlamov opted to walk, nearly heading to the KHL's Lokomotiv Yaroslavl, as Washington GM George...
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