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Frozen Fantasy: What's in the Water?

Janet Eagleson

Janet Eagleson

Janet Eagleson is a four-time winner of the Hockey Writer of the Year award from the Fantasy Sports Writers Association.

Excuses. Misdirections. Conspiracies. It seems the hockey world is full of them this week.

What the heck is in the water?

First, Semyon Varlamov pulled a Patrick Roy and ended up in cuffs. Varly's father proclaimed his innocence and one Russian official went so far as to suggest his arrest was one big conspiracy against Mother Russia's Olympic hopes in Sochi.


The Avs then played the distraction card and traded a top-line power winger they "said" they really, really liked for 29-year-old penalty-killing specialist. And then announced Varlamov would be between the pipes Friday night.

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