Emergence of Ray Emery as the #1 goaltender
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04-29-2013, 11:55 AM
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: London, Ont.
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Boucher was their starter and then got hurt in Game 5 against Boston. He stayed hurt throughout the Montreal series, in which Leighton had three shutouts, so the Flyers stuck with him through the SCF. So they switched from Boucher to Leighton because of an injury, and Leighton remained the starter for the rest of the playoffs.
Not the same at all as rotating continuously between goalies when both guys are healthy. That has never been done before in the playoffs and never will be. You name a #1 and go with him.
Ya, it's not the same as willingly switching your goalies, but it's not like it's something you should be completely against. If Crawford get's hot, and then has a couple games where he absolutely stinks, you switch. With our goalies, you never know what you are going to get, so I think the option is there if Crow starts struggling at any point. Ultimately, he's our guy, but I have zero issue with Emery going in if he's healthy and Crow is playing like last years playoffs.
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