As with every off-season, some players leave the team and those who bought their jerseys are now left with the question of (1) continuing to wear the old jersey despite the departure (I still expect to see plenty of 10s show up this season), (2) getting the jersey of a player who stayed (and possibly has a multi-year contract), or (3) getting the jersey of a new acquisition?
(I will note that, given the economy, not buying a jersey this season is obviously a more than reasonable option. If one can afford tickets, showing up and providing support is what matters regardless of threads.)
So, now that training camp is upon us, and the roster numbers seem to be set, I find myself deciding on who I should replace my Varlamov 40 with. I am compelled to pick the number of a player new to the team, as a sign of support for the new guys and (selfishly) to be different from all of the 8s, 19s, 21s, 28s, & 52s - but which one? Halpern seems great for the old-school-returning aspect. Wideman is new enough to the team still and looked great when on the ice at the end of last season. Both Browuer & Hamrlik have two year contracts, while Ward has a four-year contract. Vokoun is the great hope in net for this season.
So, the poll below, if you are/were in the position of getting a new Capitals jersey, which jersey of a new Capitals' player do/would you want to get?