Caps Trade Varlamov To Colorado

July 01, 2011 | Ed Frankovic

The Washington Capitals have traded restricted free agent goalie Semyon Varlamov to the Colorado Avalanche for a 2012 1st round draft choice and a second round choice in either 2012 or 2013 (Washington’s choice on year, according to TSN). Varlamov’s agent basically burnt and blew up the bridge with the Caps leaving GM George McPhee with no choice but to try and get something for the former 2006 first round selection (23rd overall), who was threatening to go play in the Russian Kontinental Hockey League (KHL). The Caps now have Michal Neuvirth and Braden Holtby as #1 and #2 on the goaltending depth chart.