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09-15-2010, 05:22 PM
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starbuck97
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I cant believe a team that was one horrendous goal & one game away from a stanley cup is going into this season with question marks in goal, but...

I would love to see Backlund step up and become a solid starter this year. I have a feeling this is what Holmgren is banking on. Backlund is not a true rookie, has a ton of int'l experience, and had a season to get used to NHL rinks. He could be a surprise starter and let Leighton be a solid #2.

This would allow Bobrovsky to start for the Phantoms and get his experience with NHL rinks.

Next year, Backlund and Bobrovsky fight it out for the starters job, and Eriksson takes over the Phantoms. Then the Flyers would finally have a pipeline going in goal.

I know, wishful thinking, but I am still in shock that Holmgren didnt get someone to compete with Leighton for the starters job.

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