NHL Free Agency: 8 Reasons Tomas Vokoun Made the Right Choice in Washington

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NHL Free Agency: 8 Reasons Tomas Vokoun Made the Right Choice in Washington
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When Tomas Vokoun elected to sign a one-year deal with the Washington Capitals worth just $1.5 million, it shocked the hockey world.  

That's because Vokoun was widely considered the best goaltender on the market entering Unrestricted Free Agency and there were a number of teams in search of help in between the pipes.  

However, instead of pursuing Vokoun, teams like Phoenix and Colorado went for younger goaltenders, with the belief that they'd be more affordable than the veteran Vokoun.

With Vokoun still without a contract on July 2nd, the Capitals were able to snap up the talented Czech stopper and ink him to a deal that has to be considered the best bargain in the league at this point.  

Since we already know that it makes all the sense in the world for Washington, here are eight reasons why Tomas Vokoun made the right choice by signing with the Capitals.  

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