Flyers goaltending thread
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11-19-2005, 01:07 PM
Join Date: Oct 2004
Originally Posted by
abandon ship! abandon ship! all is lost!
we're right on line to win our division... we're doing fine...
Wow, I am shocked to see your post here dripping with sarcasm when someone posts about giving Niittymaki a shot.
The Flyers are "on line to win our division", because they have the 2nd ranked offense in the league. It certainly isn't because of Esche.
Could Niittymaki do better? I have no idea and nobody will unless he is given the opportunity to play a few games in a row. IMO, he should have been rewarded with his solid effort against Pittsburgh with the start against Atlanta.
We know what we have with Esche. He is a solid netminder who gives up large rebounds and relies on his defense and his own speed to corral and clear the rebounds/2nd chances. The Flyers defense right now is poor, so he can only rely on himself. Having a goaltender who controls his rebounds better might be better for the Flyers at the moment.
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