Varlamov shows he isn't expendable

Updated: October 15, 2013, 1:34 PM ET
By Scott Burnside | ESPN.com

For the longest time, Washington Capitals general manager George McPhee was given kudos for being able to dump goaltender Semyon Varlamov, a promising youngster plagued by inconsistency and injuries, on the Colorado Avalanche for a first- and second-round draft pick.

The first-round pick turned out to be Filip Forsberg, taken with the 11th overall selection in the 2012 draft. Forsberg has since been dealt to Nashville for the lamentable Martin Erat. And for a long time, Varlamov was, well, ...

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