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He is still young and has a lot of potential. Contrary to what many believe, he still has a future in Washington. Lock him up long-term and give him every chance to make the roster straight out of training camp.
As mentioned, Varly is the Caps best goalie when fit. The Caps must be patient with him and must let him develop at his own pace. He’ll win the job out of training camp and if his workload is controlled, the Caps have found their Tim Thomas. He should sign for the same amount as Michael Neuvirth did.
He proved after being acquired at the trade deadline that he can be the man to make Alexander Semin a 40-goal scorer again. If he takes a pay-cut, he comes back next year as the Capitals second line center and as a mentor to the Caps young guns.
A player that proved himself to everyone this year, Alzner will undoubtedly be back next year. He is the perfect shutdown defenseman and the perfect complement to John Carlson, the other young superstar on the back end. The Caps need to lock him up long-term.