Thread: Bill Meltzer: Flyers Lose Joacim Eriksson's Rights
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06-08-2011, 05:56 PM
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Originally Posted by VanSciver View Post
I don't see how that can be. Do you see the talent and the raw ability that Bobrovsky has? It's up to the Flyers to point out the areas he needs to improve on and give him the methods and the teaching that he needs to correct those flaws. But it's completely up to the player to get there. I don't think you have to be a genius to see the talent that Bobrovsky has. It's entirely up to him at this point.

As an example look at a player like Nikolai Zherdev. He has all the physical talent in the World to be a top player in this League. Why isn't he? Are you telling me that's Columbus' fault?
No, they recognized his more uncorrectable flaws and ditched him. As did New York. Philly likely will as well. Hell, they recognized it halfway through the season.

edit: With Bob, as with all goalies of his athleticism, it's going to come down to whether or not he has the mental fortitude to keep up his play consistently. It's up to the organization to figure out if he has it or not, before they spend too much time on him.

edit2: The Flyers apparently expected Lappy to be a great faceoff guy. Is it his fault for not becoming a great faceoff guy, or is it the Flyers' for having thoroughly incorrect expectations?

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