Philadelphia Flyers: Goaltending Is Always an Issue When You Don’t Score

March 22nd, 2010 by Ronnybrook Leave a reply »
If I had a dollar for every time I’ve heard some hockey pundit opine the Flyers “need a goaltender that can steal them a game or two,” I could probably have a pretty good night down in Atlantic City. Hookers included.

The game stealer is a constant meme whenever there’s discussion about what exactly it is the Flyers need between the pipes every time there is a trading deadline or free agency period approaching.

Alright, I’ll take a bite. Say the Flyers got themselves this mythical game thief.

Let’s say he went on to steal the Flyers two games in which they had no business winning (a pair of 1-0 victories over Southeast Division opponents, both game-winning goals materializing via Chris Pronger point shots deflected off Riley Cote’s jock).

What then? Is the game thief between the pipes supposed to go out and steal the other 32 games where the Flyers couldn’t muster more than two tallies?

Try this one on for size: Philadelphia has scored two goals or less in 34 games out of a possible 72 games this season, 23 of which were Flyers' losses.

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