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Semyon Varlamov


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Semyon Varlamov
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After bursting onto the scene during the playoffs, the young Russian became Washington's fourth starting goalie in the last three years. The questions now: can he hold onto the job and is he ready to handle the outrageously high expectations for this team? There's no denying that Varlamov has the talent to be a special stopper in this league, but his meltdown against the Penguins underscored a young player who is just starting out on his journey.
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