Philadelphia Flyers Have the Goalie They’ve Been Looking for: Brian Boucher

January 5th, 2011 by Chris Schaefer Leave a reply »
OK, I’ve been saying it since the Flyers reacquired him from the San Jose Sharks: Brian Boucher is the Flyers No. 1 goaltender.

Boosh has proved himself time and time again for the Flyers organization, and it’s nice to see him finally get the shine he deserves. He’s been called “old,” “streaky,” and “not worthy” among other things, and with the emergence of Flyers rookie Sergei Bobrovsky in the preseason and early in the regular season, he was destined to be the backup in Philly for another year.

Brian played his part. He kept his head low, practiced hard and mentored “Bob” to the best of his ability.

Bobrovsky got the first start of the season, and Flyers fans wondered what would happen to him when Michael Leighton got healthy. The only question regarding goalies in Philly was would it be “Bob” or “Leights"? As far as most fans and experts were concerned, Boucher would be waived upon Leighton’s return.

Fast-forward three months. Bobrovsky lost heat after an amazing start, and the Flyers needed to give him a break. Boucher stepped in as he ...

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