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Caps GM in no hurry to trade goalie

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10:44 AM ET 03.30 | Washington Capitals general manager George McPhee isn't ready to move a goalie despite the emergence of Braden Holtby making Michal Neuvirth expendable before the NHL trade deadline. "I'm in no hurry to make a change there. It???s the most important position in the game and you have to be careful. We felt we could move [Semyon] Varlamov [to Colorado] because we had these two kids coming and we've got [Philipp] Grubauer now, but you'd like for [Grubauer] to have a little more experience."

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Michal Neuvirth, Braden Holtby, Patrick McDermott/NHL/Getty Images Michal Neuvirth, Braden Holtby, Patrick McDermott/NHL/Getty Images
March 30, 2013  10:54 AM ET

Poor George McPhee. At times he looks as smart at making trades as Jay Feaster.

March 30, 2013  10:56 AM ET

Hmmmm. Judging from the picture, it looks like McPhee isn't paying him enough. The kid can't even afford socks!

March 30, 2013  10:59 AM ET

Either Holtby isn't wearing any or his stole a pair of pink ones from DiPietro.

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April 1, 2013  02:56 PM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Poor George McPhee. At times he looks as smart at making trades as Jay Feaster.

Oh I don't know, Roberto Lang for the pick that got us Backstrom, Gonchar to Pit for another high pick. Varlamov to CO for a 1st and 2nd rounder. Vokoun last year for practically nothing ( from the way Vokoun played in FL you can't blame George for making that move.........). All in all I'd say our GM is pretty astute.

Got to see Grubauer, another first round pick, in Hershey, he looks like he'll be solid but George is right in being cautious here.

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