As evidenced by some Instagram photos last weekend, former Washington Capitals goaltender Semyon Varlamov is back in the states to start training for next season– just like his Russian compatriots Evgeny Kuznetsov and Dmitry Orlov.
Varly, who finished second in voting for last year’s Vezina Trophy, is working out with expert trainer Steve Saunders for the third straight offseason.
Last week, to improve his explosive strength, Varly attached himself to a bungee cord and did some power jumps away from the wall. It did not go well.
Okay, so far so good. Why did I want to write this post again?
Oh, this is why. The exercise equipment almost rips Varly’s pants off.
And the tumble ends with an elegant crash into the wall and floor.
I’m happy to report Varly was not injured on the fall, but I’m pretty sure his pride is still healing.
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