Washington Capitals: Who Will Take the Reins in Net for the Caps?

September 4th, 2012 by Dan P. Taylor Leave a reply »
I'll be honest, it's hard to write about hockey right now.

It's hard to get excited about rocking the red and Ovechkin bouncing back and who we should have traded and whether or not a 16-ounce Anheuser-Busch product will finally hit double digits at the Verizon Center.

It's hard to forget the fact that the 2012-13 season is never going to happen because the owners decided seven years is WAY too long to go without digging rusty hooks into the NHLPA.

But we must keep our morale up. And to do that, we must engage in endless discussion and speculation as if there were a season.

So let's instead talk about how the Capitals are totally not screwed at the goalie position, despite somehow finding themselves in a situation where they have two wet-behind-the-ears netminders after years of frittering around with wily veterans. And a Russian who was supposedly the future between the Capitals' pipes.

Now, after all of that foofaraw, we are left with Czech Michal Neuvirth and Canadian Braden Holtby to choose from—and I'm actually happy about it. But the question remains: Who will take the reins in net? Is it the promising youngster? ...

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