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Simeon Varlamov’s Success Not Surprising To Those In the Know

Published by on April 21, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - NHL

I am happy to see people finally realize just how good Simeon Varlamov is. As a frequent poster on Tarik El-Bashir's excellent Capitals Insider blog, I've touted him consistently since before the season even started and was often ridiculed. I feel vindicated now. 


The reason I was so confident in his ability is simply because I saw him play much more than most Capitals fans. He's performed brilliantly in top level international tournaments for Russia, as well in last year's Russian Super Liga, which was an excellent league (and a predecessor to this year's KHL).


It is extremely rare that a 19-year old becomes a number one goalie in the Russian league, and...

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