Thread: Value of: Al Montoya To The Flyers
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04-12-2009, 11:38 AM
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Call Montoya a bust if you want, but right now he's serving two very important roles:

1) He's a legit alternative to Bryzgalov, which Josh Tordjman and Joel Gistedt have rather blatantly proved that they aren't.

2) He's done well enough that he might get Bryzgalov to raise his game. Bryz played lazy this season because Tellqvist was nothing but a cheerleader for most of the year. A young goalie prospect who shows signs of #1 ability (and to be fair, Montoya hasn't Boucher'ed himself yet) might push our Russian to play like he did when he was hoping for a contract in 07-08.

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