Which Goalie Will The Caps Trust The Playoffs With, Varly Or Theodore?

March 17th, 2010 by Renee Perron Leave a reply »
After clinching their third straight Southeast Division last week the Washington Capitals are in playoff mode.  Despite the notable absence of Alex Ovechkin the team looked pretty sharp last night as they ripped apart the Panthers in a 7-3 win.

As the team keeps racking up wins, fans can't help but wondering what's going to happen in goal after the season's over. 

Just like last year, Jose Theodore is entering playoff season as the team's starter.  He's been playing solidly, and fans are beginning to trust his glove after several consistent games, despite his lacking performance in last year's playoffs.

Seymon Varlamov looked to be the better bet at the beginning of the season, especially given his impressive star turn in last year's playoffs.  In September, it looked like Theodore was going to fade into the background and make way for his younger counterpart.  Unfortunately for Varly fans, he was injured in early December and has only started 4 times since, allowing a total of 16 goals.

If you look at the stats, Theodore (again, remembering Varlamov's injury) has played more, and been more consistent.  ...

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