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01-21-2011, 03:56 PM
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Flyers appear in no rush to name No. 1 goaltender

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http://www.csnphilly.com/01/21/11/Fl...614&feedID=695

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The Flyers are No. 1 team in the National Hockey League, but there’s a catch. If it was any other club in this spot you’d know who their No. 1 goalie was outright.

Sergei Bobrovsky has played in 30 games to Brian Boucher’s 19. Yet, if you go by recent history – past month – it would seem that Boucher has unseated the Russian rookie.

Boucher has been thoroughly consistent the entire season. On the other hand, Bobrovsky has won four in a row.

“You know I hate numbers,” Laviolette said. “I don’t like to talk about a No. 1 defensive pair. I don’t like to talk about a No.1 power play unit. I don’t like to talk about a No. 1 line. I am not interested in numbers.

“I think we’re moving along OK this year. I haven’t assigned any numbers yet ... I don’t believe in it. Go in there and play hard and good chance you will get back in there.”

Does the rotation matter to the goalies?

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01-21-2011, 04:01 PM
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I really love that philosophy.

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It's working fine. Little selfish for me though, I'd like for Bob to have a shot at the Calder. I wish he would play more.

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It's not about having players on the team winning individual trophies. It's about icing the best team possible to win the Cup. If Lavy thinks Bouch should start on a given night, I won't question him since he sees what's going on in practice and knows this team the best.

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Plus, this creates competition to fight for being named the playoff starter. Also Bob isn't used to this amount of work. If he plays in too many games, he has a greater chance of tiring out in the playoffs.

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01-21-2011, 07:39 PM
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Things will get really interesting once Holmgren signs Nabokov.

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U mean claims him off waivers

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U mean claims him off waivers
He can't blow a 2nd round draft pick taking someone off waivers though.

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He can't blow a 2nd round draft pick taking someone off waivers though.
He can always package a 2nd with a salary dump like Bobrovsky to clear some capspace

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He can always package a 2nd with a salary dump like Bobrovsky to clear some capspace
Ummmmm for a 35 year old goalie who has never won a damn thing......NO!

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Ummmmm for a 35 year old goalie who has never won a damn thing......NO!
I think you missed the joke

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I think you missed the joke
Probably. Gotta add the smiley next time.


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^haha yeah I probably should have

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What I like best about it is that we won't have a totally burned out goalie once the playoffs start like say the Devils usually do.

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I think they're playing it just right. If things continue as they are it should end up close to a 50/50 split between the 2 guys, ideal since neither guy is used to playing 65+ games. So you alternate them, and make the decision re: playoff starter down the stretch if it's clear one guy is playing better.

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Just so long as Leighton was named #3.

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Bobrovsky, who speaks very little English, says “Bob,” when asked about this or just about anything else.
Coatsey taught him well.

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