In a move that few outside of Colorado support, even to this day, the Avalanche traded for Semyon Varlamov, giving up the pick we discuss today. Most (including me) figured the Avs were giving up a lottery pick for a middle of the pack goalie, boggling minds. It turns out that it wasn't a lottery pick, but netting a pick just outside the top ten for a middle of the pack goaltender is still pretty impressive.
Of course, goalies don't matter, so we'll move on.
Up today are the Washington Capitals, a team that seemingly has everything. Scorers, play makers, defenders, a solid goaltending corps... yet, they struggle once they hit the playoffs. So what do they need? Perhaps they need a big time shut down defenseman. There are still some top defensive talents left, after all. Or do they add forward talent to compensate for what looks like the departure of Alexander Semin?