Washington Caps Goalie Wars

Posted: 2nd November 2009 by Jonathan Weiss in NHL
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Now that Semyon Varlamov is playing regularly at the NHL level, who is the Caps #1 goalie prospect:á 2009 Calder Cup MVP Michal Neuvirth? 20áyear old rookie Braden Holtby? á AHL journeyman Jason Bacashihua? ...áJason who?á With a 4-0 record at Hershey so far this season, 1.0 goals-against-average, and 0.966 save percentage, Capitals fans may want to learn how to pronounce Bacashihua (buh-KASH'-uh-wuh) sooner rather than later In a little noticed signing last summer, the CapsÆ AHL affiliate, the Hershey Bears, inked Jason ôCashö Bacashihua to a one year contract. For a team as deep in young goal-tending talent as the Caps, it seemed a curious move at the time. However, Bacashihua is already something of an AHL veteran (7 seasons). Perhaps management expected he would bring stability ...

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