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by Paul on 10/07/11 at 11:54 PM ET
from Stephen Whyno of the Washington Times,
It came as a surprise to a lot of people around the Washington Capitals and the NHL on Friday afternoon when Tomas Vokoun revealed that he would not be starting the season opener Saturday night against the Carolina Hurricanes at Verizon Center.
To Vokoun’s agent, it was not only a surprise but it also could be “perceived as a slap in the face.” Allan Walsh told The Washington Times in a telephone interview Friday night that his client was “very disappointed” by the decision.
“He was told he was coming into Washington as the No. 1 goalie,” Walsh told The Times. “They were very public in their comments about that. … There’s a certain symbolism attached to who starts the first game of the season at home. It doesn’t mean he’s not a No. 1 goalie. But this can certainly be perceived as a slap in the face.”
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