As most are already aware of, Semyon Varlamov of the Colorado Avalanche had turned himself in following an incident that occurred on October 30th this year. Varlamovs girlfriend in the alleged accusations had reported that Semyon had attacked her in her apartment after a heated altercation which then led the NHL superstar goalie knocking her down with a kick, stomp her chest, and eventually drag her by her hair.
Varlamovs most recent apperance in court (today) resulted in the judge allowing him to remain free on bond while facing domestic charges. The bond is $5000 and has allowed Varlamov to continue to travel with the team and compete in games. This incident can be compared to a recent incident in the NFL involving Aldon Smith who played just a few days after a D.U.I charge. Although there is no policy in place for a convicted player to miss NHL games, is it morally correct to suit up a player who has committed a crime and could be facing two years in jail because of it? I guess it comes down to the power authority in the organization making the decision to play Varlamov who is their number one goalie and has been stellar leading them to victory after victory singe the alleged altercation.
Now Varlamov is not yet proven guilty so therefore in my mind i think that he should be aloud to play as the investigators look further into the allegations and can determine guilt or not. If i am a rival of the Colorado Avalanch and Varlamov is winning games against the teams i cheer for maybe i think differently, What do you think?