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Flyers acquire (G) Brian Boucher and (D) Mark Alt for (C) Luke Pither
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01-13-2013, 01:56 PM
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I'd prefer to have any of the latter two over Boosh. I like Boucher, but this is only going to further exacerbate our goaltending woes by not giving our prospects chances to play. Hovinen has already been buried in the ECHL without being given a chance in the AHL other than in the preseason, and if Heeter loses his backup AHL position, then why not just let him go. It's clear he then doesn't have a future here.
Hovinen is "buried" in the ECHL for a reason. He has a .889 sv% and a 3.14 GAA down there and by all accounts has not looked good but you would rather have him over boosh in an emergency situation. While Heeter has performed better in the AHL (.911 sv% and a 2.81 GAA) he's still in only his 1st yr of pro hockey. with his numbers, only a yr removed from college he'd be a disaster in the NHL.
both of these guys' max potential is an NHL back-up imo so it's not like having Boosh here for this shortened season is damaging their future.
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