Philadelphia Flyers’ Sergei Bobrovsky Making Case for Rookie of the Year

March 10th, 2011 by donald wood Leave a reply »
As the season enters the home stretch, the predictions for the annual awards given by the NHL seem to become more frequent.

The Philadelphia Flyers have had a spectacular season and a big part of that success has been standout rookie goaltender Sergei Bobrovsky.

Bobrovsky has shared the workload with veteran journeymen Brian Boucher, but has stood as one of the best rookies in the NHL.

While many players will be in contention for the Calder Memorial Trophy, Bobrovsky is one of the top contenders.

To preface this conversation, it has to be mentioned that, unlike most of the other rookies being considered, he had never stepped foot in North America before joining the Flyers.

He played three seasons in Russia with the Metallurg Novokuznetsk, which was one of the worst offensive teams in the Kontinental Hockey League during his time with the team.

Coming to Philadelphia, Bobrovsky knew almost no English and had never played in a North American-style league in his life.

Not only has Bobrovsky managed, he has flourished.

“The confidence is the most important thing for me so I can calm do ...

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