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01-23-2013, 12:41 AM
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Spokane, WA.
Rumor mill is churning that the Flyers may be in on the Luongo sweepstakes now. Imagine that - the city known for over-rating its goaltenders acquiring the most over-rated goaltender in the league. It would be a match made in ... Philly.
That being said, the Canucks would have to take on some salary at least through the rest of this year, and it would spell the end to Ilya Bryzgalov in Philadelphia. With the salary cap rollback next year, the Flyers would love to have Luongo's lighter cap hit, surely.
Interesting stuff, might be worth following the story.
As for Bobrovsky, I think he's been good. I wouldn't say spectacular, but he's been far above average for what the Jackets have experienced over the last three or so years, which is certainly good enough to earn them some wins.
For me, the bigger story has been the revamped look of the team overall. There is no more figure skating going on - no forwards taking long turns and easing back into the defensive zone, or swiping at sticks instead of finishing checks. The Jackets have been hard nosed, in your face, and full of energy. For this sort of team to be successful, they have to have confidence - and confidence starts in goal. If Sergei Bobrovsky provides solid play and confidence, then he has absolutely been worth the price.
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