Should the Philadelphia Flyers Be in the Market for a Goalie?

February 5th, 2011 by Phil Molishus Leave a reply »
On the heels of recent reports about the Flyers maybe having an interest in bringing back Ray Emery, many fans are asking, "Do our first-place Flyers really need a goalie?"

At first glance of the Flyers' two current goaltenders: Sergei Bobrovsky (22-7-3, .918 save percentage, 2.48 GAA) and Brian Boucher (11-6-2, .916 save percentage, 2.38 GAA), the answer would be an emphatic "NO"!

But let’s go inside those numbers a bit, especially those of Bobrovsky. While he has an impressive 22 wins this season, just nine of those wins, including a shaky outing on Thursday against Nashville, were against teams currently in the top eight of their conference, while six of his seven losses have come against such teams. Boucher has fared slightly better with seven of his 11 wins against playoff-positioned teams, while four of six losses have come against the same group. 

That does say the Flyers are beating the majority of teams that they "should" beat, but do those numbers against the upper echelon of the NHL make you feel comfortable going into the playoffs?

While I believe Bobrovsky is making a strong case that t ...

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