Simeon Varlamov is my new favorite person on earth. The kid just turned 21 a week ago, has reflexes like a cat and can play defense when the Capitals are struggling, thus shouldering the entire team until the rest of them can get it together. I often find myself yelling “DOES VARLY HAVE TO DO EVERYTHING!??!”
During the first game of the Caps/Penns series, we saw Varly make a ridiculously awesome save. I mean, RIDICULOUSLY awesome. If you haven’t seen it, watch it here. The kid has so much potential that I just want to make him some cookies, wrap them in saran wrap, tie a bow around them and say “thank you.” He is a beast and I am immensely grateful to have him on our team.
Then of course we have Ovechkin. Kid (yes, I refer to him as that – he is after all, 23.) scored a freaking hat trick during tonights game and I nearly peed my pants. I love his enthusiasm. I love that he plays like a kid and plays like every goal is Christmas morning.
I love, love, love it, ya’ll.