This is a shocking, shocking development.
Varlamov, a 20-year-old Russian, was the first goalie out on the ice for warm-ups, leading many in the press box to speculate that he is the starting goalie over Jose Theodore. Usually the goalie who comes out first is the starter.
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This move was suspected for sometime, but it actually happened today and no matter the speculation it is a bit surprising. That said, I believe this is the right move by Boudreau. The Capitals don’t have confidence in Theodore and it was adversely affecting their play.