Well, the shoe has dropped.
Quoth Semyon Varlamov:
I want to take this opportunity to say – Thank you – to the Washington Capitals organization, the coaching, training and medical staff and the wonderful Caps’ fans for their support throughout my career and wish the organization nothing but the best.
Semyon Varlamov has been dealt to the Colorado Avalanche for a first-round pick (!!) and a second-rounder. It’s important for me to mention that I am incapable of being objective on this subject: I have four pictures of Semyon Varlamov on my wall and am currently wearing a Varlamov jersey. I probably spent an hour and a half sobbing on and off after hearing the news.
So let me take a deep breath, gird my loins, and look at the advantages.