#1: Flyers @ Penguins - Thursday, Oct. 7, 2010 - 7:00 PM (ET)
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10-07-2010, 01:41 PM
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Pretty good read from another guy on another board on why they think Bob is playing over Boosh.
Objectively speaking, I think the Flyers did this because:
* The Penguins like to pass the puck; and,
* Bobrovsky is extremely quick.
They are betting on Bobs to cover for the Pronger-less defense, who will likely give up more opportunities than a fully Pronger’d defense. I can’t help but wonder that if Pronger were playing, then they might play Boosh because the D would ostensibly give up fewer opportunities.
Boosh is fundamentally very sound and had a very good preseason, but his lateral movement just ain’t what she used to be. And since the Pens are highly skilled and pass the puck around often before shooting, the Flyers figure that Bobs will do a better job of stopping pucks that are passed from one side of the net to the other.
Bobs had a good preseason, and Lavy remembers last year’s playoffs well. He remembers that Halak allowed the Habs to beat the Pens because he was so quick in the net. Only a hot reflex goalie was going to beat the Pens and Caps last year, and so one did.
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