Philadelphia Flyers: Goalie Controversy Between Brian Boucher, Sergei Bobrovsky

December 15th, 2010 by Andrew J. Kearney Leave a reply »
Controversy, Philadelphia, what else is new?  This time, it stars goalies Brian Boucher and Sergei Bobrosvky. 

In the early going, "Bob" looked to be running away with the starting job.  He has been sensational and proves that the Flyers have a bright future in net.  His play throughout the first few months has put the Flyers in their position atop the NHL Standings.

Brian Boucher has been equally as good as Bob's backup.  He's served as a mentor to the young Russian and has taken over the starting role as of late.  Credit Boucher who may be the best backup goalie in the NHL right now.  Boucher's currently won three straight starts and is Peter Laviolette's "hot hand" in net.

Laviolette doesn't like to switch things up when the team's streaking.  This was noticeable early on in the season when he started "Bob" in 12 consecutive games. This was justified as "Bob" earned each of those starts and went 9-1-1 during that stretch.  

As of late, Laviolette has referred back to Boucher and it has worked out in spades.  Until tonight's game, Boucher had started three straight games, winning all thr ...

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