McPhee: Caps’ Are a Complete Team After Today’s Moves

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Washington Capitals’ General Manager George McPhee joined The LaVar Arrington Show to talk about a few of the recent transactions the Caps’ have made.

The Capitals made their first move of the day by bringing back a former Caps’ Captain and Potomac, Maryland native Jeff Halpern. Forward Joe Ward and Defenseman Roman Hamrlik rounded out their signings.

The Caps’ biggest splash came when they traded the rights to Semyon Varlamov to the Colorado Avalanche in exchange for a 2012 first round pick and either a 2012 or 2013 second round pick.

McPhee told LaVar and Bill Rohland that the subtraction of Varlamov solidifies the Caps’ goal tending situation for next season.

“We had three goal-tenders, you can only one at a time. Varly had indicated he really wanted to be the number one guy. We said come on in and compete for it but he wanted it handed to him and we couldn’t do that,” said McPhee. 

106.7 The Fan’s Capitals’ beat reporter Sky Kerstein has more on the Varlamov trade here.

Click below for LaVar and Bill’s full interview with Cap’s GM George McPhee.

For more audio on today’s transactions from McPhee and Capitals Head Coach Bruce Boudreau, click here.
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