During the press conference, Bobrovsky was asked about the Flyers buyout of his former teammate, Ilya Bryzgalov. Sports.ru's Igor Eronko reports that Bobrovsky said that "Philly is a severe city for the [sic] goalies." Bobrovsky went on the elaborate that the media and fans' opinions weigh too heavy on the Flyers.
This kid was quiet. Scratch that, he was virtually silent in Philadelphia. How many words did you hear him say on 24/7? Like none, right? I wonder what he sounds like.
Anyways, Bobrovsky spent two seasons with the Flyers. He was the starting goaltender in 2010-11 going 28-13-8 with a 2.59 GAA and a .915 save percentage. Bobrovsky was part of the goaltender carousel in the 2011 playoffs. The Flyers went out and brought in Ilya Bryzgalov to play in front of Bobrovsky in June of 2011 and traded him to Columbus a year later.
Now Bobrovsky is the Vezina winner and owner of a new contract after going 21-11-6 with a 2.00 GAA and a .932 save percentage in his first season in Columbus.
Bobrovsky seems to be echoing the general consensus about the Flyers' goaltending situation and I can't say he is wrong. I'm sure it doesn't help that the Flyers also haven't had a reliable goaltender since Ron Hextall so fans are understandably frustrated. Seems like two perfect storms are colliding thus forming the Flyers goaltending saga.
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