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01-27-2004, 03:15 PM
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Originally Posted by Blindside9711
Why are people so negative on getting a back-up? Especially if it's a Burke or Fernandez type guy... If Esche gets hurt again and we're left with Hack-job... well I don't need to remind anybody of Hackett's recent performance. I don't care if we have to pay Hack-job as well as the new guy, we NEED a quality backup who is capable of stepping in if necessary. Period. I do NOT trust Hackett with the #1 OR the #2 job for that matter. I wouldn't trust him to exhale after he inhaled at this point, he's worthless.
We're not negative about getting a backup. We're negative about getting a starter like Burke and then making him a backup. There will be speculation until the Flyers are eliminated from the playoffs, and then "if only they..." for months the next season. The perception is that every year the Flyers have a goalie problem. But that's not the case. Getting an established starter like Burke and putting him in a backup role will only throw gallons of gasoline on to that fire.

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