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Goalie Carousel Continues Spinning on Day 2 of NHL Draft

Washington Capitals goaltender Vitek Vanecek (41) protects his net during the second period of an NHL hockey game against the New York Islanders, Thursday, April 28, 2022, in Elmont, N.Y. The goalie carousel continued spinning even before the second day of the NHL draft began. The St. Louis Blues traded the free agent rights to Ville Husso to the Detroit Red Wings, and the New Jersey Devils acquired Vitek Vanecek from the Washington Capitals. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II, File)
Washington Capitals goaltender Vitek Vanecek (41) protects his net during the second period of an NHL hockey game against the New York Islanders, Thursday, April 28, 2022, in Elmont, N.Y. The goalie carousel continued spinning even before the second day of the NHL draft began. The St. Louis Blues traded the free agent rights to Ville Husso to the Detroit Red Wings, and the New Jersey Devils acquired Vitek Vanecek from the Washington Capitals. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II, File)
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Montreal (AP) -- When Brian MacLellan declared his intention to change up the Washington Capitals' goaltending situation, the seasoned general manager knew he was joining a crowded market given how many teams already had the same need.

It didn’t matter. He made a move anyway to trade a goalie and create a void in net.