I'm more laughing at the hockey media. Last year they were saying you don't need great goaltending to be a Stanley Cup champion. Now they are saying "following Boston's success..."
They do it every year.
Anaheim wins: Grit the key to Cups!
Detroit wins: Skill and leadership wins the Cup!
Pittsburgh wins: Tanking wins the Cup
Chicago: Skill>goaltending wins the Cup!
Boston: Elite goaltending wins the Cup!
Almost as if there's more than one way to build a winner.
Posted this earlier via Philly reporter via Ed Snider
It doesn't take a calculus course to know that if the Flyers do sign Bryzgalov to a number anywhere close to his reported asking price, they will need to move a high-priced player or two to remain cap compliant.
While Snider wouldn't comment on specifics - including rumors that have surfaced about trade talks including Jeff Carter - he did echo one of Holmgren's sentiments about soon-to-be unrestricted free agent and possible cap casualty Ville Leino.
Someone will have to go.
Is the Dreger tweet far fetched now? Even though Dregs doesn't believe it is Richards. Someone is leaving that team, a significant contract most likely.
Big contract, but he is one of the best in the game at his position and fills a major hole for Philly. It's a gamble--as all long-term UFA deals are--but I don't necessarily think it's a bad move for the Flyers, especially if they cap flip a high-priced forward for a good return.
I think Carter and Leino are going to be on their way out. What an awful signing this is for the Flyers.
Or Richards. But I am getting tired of beating this drum, the fact is any of the high priced guys on that team are vulnerable, it doesn't take Einstein to see who doesn't have a NTC to figure this out. Or atleast it shouldn't.