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11-20-2003, 05:31 PM
Winston Wolf
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Originally Posted by PhoPhan
I am not surprised no one has called you on this yet, as it is ludicrous. Esche really is not a good goalie. Sure, he is putting up good number, just like teammate Jeff Hackett. Neither is an "elite" goalie, they are merely products of a team's style.
With Phoenix, Esche was not a very good goalie. In the Flyers- Coyotes trade, Esche was basically a throw in because Phoenix needed to get rid of a goalie, but since then Esche has improved a ton. With Phoenix he looked like a career AHLer, but with the Flyers he looks like a legitimate starter. I certainly don't plan on him becoming a star, but he's already WAY better than Boucher, which is a lot more than we were hoping for.

BTW, Hackett and Esche both have SV%s of about .925, so they obviously have been playing well and are not just products of the system.

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