Semyon Varlamov Wants To Leave Washington Capitals and NHL

Wave Goodbye, Varly

Part of the buzz in the D.C. area lately is in regards to Semyon Varlamov and his plans to play in Russia next year instead of remaining in the NHL. To all my fellow Washington Capitals fans, my suggestion on how you should treat his leaving?

Good riddance.

First and foremost, just like on the 2010 Russian Olympic team, Semyon Varlamov is the third best goalie option for the Washington Capitals. Michal Neuvirth is a better talent than Varlamov, as is clearly evident by their records last year. For that matter, Braden Holtby might be better than both of them, and he should be plenty ready to make the full-time hop up to the NHL next season from the AHL minor league Hershy Bears squad.

The guy had one foot out of D.C. the entire time he was in town, so why beg him to stay? He doesn’t like D.C. area women, doesn’t think D.C. area doctors are as qualified as those back in Russia, and doesn’t want to continue to play for one of the top teams in the NHL which has a couple of the best Russian players in the world currently on its roster?

Don’t let the door hit you in the ass on the way back to Russia.

When he gets back there, I wonder how long it’ll take for him to realize the Russian equivalent of “the grass is always greener” as he sees that Jagr is trying to get back into the NHL.