Three’s Company: The Pros and Cons of Philadelphia’s 3 Goalies

December 19th, 2010 by Matt Perez Leave a reply »
By this time last year, the Philadelphia Flyers were polar opposites of what they are now.

They are currently No. 1 in the league instead of struggling at the bottom of the standings.

The Flyers are experts at Peter Laviolette’s system instead of just getting to know it early on.

And they’ve got a logjam of great goalies, as opposed to a revolving door of mediocre and untested ones.

True, the goalie tandem on December 17th, 2009 was Brian Boucher and Michael Leighton, but like the rest of the Philadelphia Flyers, they’ve grown as players and teammates after last year’s Stanley Cup playoffs.

After their playoff hero and supposed starter, Michael Leighton, went down with a back injury during the preseason, both veteran Brian Boucher and unknown Sergei Bobrovsky have stepped up and proven their worth to the team.

With Leighton healthy and ready to play, the Flyers have a problem they thought they’d never have to deal with: They’ve got too many great goalies.

Though a good problem to have, GM Paul Holmgren has decided to carry all three goalies for the time being to s ...

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