Flyers Sign “Sea-Bass” To Aid Their Sinking Playoff Hopes

April 2nd, 2010 by Mark Ritter Leave a reply »
Written By: Mark “The Hard Hitter” Ritter

In a desperate attempt to add some goaltending depth, Philadelphia Flyers general manager Paul Holmgren has gone way off the chart to sign Sebastian Caron.

Originally drafted by the Pittsburgh Penguins in the third round (86th overall) in the 1999 NHL Entry Draft, Caron has most recently played in the Swiss Elite League with HC Fribourg-Gotteron where he compiled a 21-17 record with a 2.68 goals against average in 2008-'09.

Caron (who is nicknamed “sea-bass”) has played for the Pittsburgh Penguins, Chicago Blackhawks, and Anaheim Ducks over the course of his career, compiling a 25-47-12 record to go along with his bloated 3.45 goals against average in 92 career NHL games.

With all the goaltending talent available at the deadline one has to think Holmgren’s latest acquisition is both desperate and foolish.

Fact is, Caron has been out of the NHL since 2006-'07, and has not seen significant action in the NHL since he played 26 games with the Penguins in 2005-'06 when he compiled a 8-9-5 record with a  3.74 GAA and a brutal .883 save percentage.

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