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10-10-2012, 08:10 PM
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If you're two options are 1) a goalie who had one bad year after consistently putting up great numbers or 2) a goalie who had one great year after plenty of mediocre years I'd take a chance with the first one.
The Flyers have no success with goaltending. It's not unreasonable to question their decision making with these two young goalies.
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ok then why couldnt the Flyers keep both?
this organation has always been impatient wth young defenseman and goaltenders. from Snider down to the fanbase.
Regardless, why else has no one signed him if he's good enough? You mean to tell me all 30 teams passed on a potential NHL goaltender? I'm not buying it. There's more to it than the numbers.
As far as the Flyers' goalie philosophy, it has obviously changed. They are starting to go after bigger goaltenders. Heeter- 6'4, Stolarz- 6'5, Hovinen- 6'7. It's pretty noticeable they are trying something new. We've seen the success Nashville has had with this approach. Not saying it will work out, but again I applaud them for trying a different approach. Time will tell, but I'm willing to bet at least one of them works out.
It's not really a good sign that Hovinen is starting in the ECHL, but I'm not ready to bury the guy just yet. He just had hip surgery. I'd imagine that is pretty significant for a goalie (Nitty). If he can get back to full health and adjust to the NA game (pretty big IF's), I like what he potentially brings to the table. For comparison sake, Rinne came to NA at the same age and didn't have nearly the track record that Hovinen has had up to this point. He also spent 3 whole years in the minors. Again, I'll take a chance on his potential over Eriksson's any day on the week. Not saying I'll be right, but I'd rather take that chance.
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