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Topic - Cristobal Huet
If Braden Holtby hasn't done enough to lock down the No. 1 goaltender job and lock it down hard, one can only wonder what people were watching the last time hockey was actually played.
By standing pat at the trade deadline, Capitals general manager George McPhee basically is saying to the team, "Show me what you've got."
The Cincinnati Bengals traded Carson Palmer to the Oakland Raiders on Tuesday other day for what could turn out to be two first-round draft picks.
Olie Kolzig's career with the Capitals was marked with a Vezina Trophy as the league's best goaltender and a trip to the Stanley Cup Final. His exit was far more infamous, as Kolzig was caught in a three-goalie carousel in 2008 and left Washington as a free agent that summer.
A hockey rink has two nets, which means three goaltenders makes for a crowd. And with just nine games left in the regular season, the Capitals are thinking playoffs.