ESPN Hockey Insider Scott Burnside does not think that the new and improved defense of the Flyers is enough to cover up the gaping hole in net,
“Now, if the Flyers could just get someone to occasionally stop the puck, they might just be on their way. Sadly for Flyers fans, that is a much bigger "if" than anyone could have imagined last offseason.”
Unfortunately, he is absolutely correct. Extraordinary goaltending is not always a necessity when it comes to winning the Stanley Cup (i.e. 2010 Blackhawks). It helps but isn’t it necessary. Sometimes teams win with goaltenders who don’t win games for them… they just don’t lose games for them. Flyers just need a goaltender that makes the saves they are supposed to make. Who is that goaltender? It is February 19th and we still don’t know.
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