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03-09-2013, 03:27 PM
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Originally Posted by Talks to Goalposts View Post
They probably would have been better standing pat on goaltending then going after Bryzgalov the way they did though. This was a team that had gone deep in the playoffs 3 consecutive years with mediocre tenders and its not like Bobrovsky was horrid either.

What they really should have gone for in net is minor ugrades and maybe build a decent tandem rather than go whole hog on a single guy while breaking up the two way talent at forward that was such a key part of why they were good in the first place.

Not to mention that getting younger at forward didn't help at all when they were so time limited on defense. Sure Pronger collapsing then couldn't have been forseen, but at his age you had to know his days as a top D were numbered. As with Timonen.

Losing Carle by going big game hunting and trading for Luke Schenn who just isn't a good defenseman really put a cap on that ongoing fiasco. They've got themselves a brilliant young forward group that's got no support from the back end. Its not that disimilar to what happened to MTL the previous season. They started off with a solid forward group but ran into big problems because they were counting on Markov to hold the defense together and he wasn't availible.
The thing that I find with Philly is that they make huge changes on a semi annual basis. They never stick with a core group for very long. Well, that and they never have any decent goaltending.
Originally Posted by Habtchum View Post
As much as size and toughness are Habs perennial problems, the Flyers don't have a clue about goaltending.
So strange that neither team has realized this problem and solved it yet. At least Bergevin got Prust.

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