I never thought I'd say this, but kudos George McPhee, this is pretty incredible.
Coming into this offseason, the general consensus was that the only thing that seperated Tomas Vokoun's value from Ilya Bryzgalov's was a four-year age difference.
Now, it's over a $4 million salary difference.
While Bryzgalov should be very good for the Flyers, Vokoun's decision to take a chance at winning it all over money has enabled the Capitals to find a number one goaltender while keeping their core intact.
They also managed to get a big return from the Colorado Avalanche for disgruntled goalie Semyon Varlamov. With the young Michal Neuvirth still on the team, and Vokoun's addition, his loss now doesn't hurt so much.
A fantastic regular season goaltender with so-so playoff numbers, Vokoun has never had this good of a chance to win the Stanley Cup while playing for Nashville and Florida.
His signing—for $500,000 less than ex-Lightning backup Mike Smith signed with Phoenix—could propel the Capitals over the top and have them skating into June this season.
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