Did you fall for GM George McPhee's bluff? He said it. He was going with Michal Neuvirth and Braden Holtby.
The Washington Capitals signed elite goal tender Tomas Vokoun to a one years deal. Amazingly enough, Vokoun inked a one year deal for just $1.5 million. You could see it coming. With Jose Thedore inking a deal in Florida and Semyon Varlamov being traded from Washington to Colorado, the market dried up right before Vokoun's eyes.
Fortunately, the Caps were the beneficiaries. Vokoun's one year deal allows Braden Holtby another full season of seasoning in the AHL, just like Michal Neuvirth's two full seasons with Hershey. Same model.
Vokoun gives Washington a one-two punch in net. Vokoun has had a pretty amazing career with some pretty poor teams. Vokoun started in 57 games for Florida last season and posted a 22-28-5 record with a 2.55 GAA. Despite a 13 year career, Vokoun has only played in 5 playoff games.