Will Flyers Try to Land Price This Summer?
Currently there are only two teams in the NHL that have the same starting goaltender today as they did at the beginning of the season 10 years ago, one obvious and one not so. The obvious one is the Devils, where Martin Brodeur has started for what has seemed like forever. The other… the Philadelphia Flyers and Brian Boucher.
Chuck Gormley of Versus.com has set that as the starting point for his analysis of the Flyers’ goalie woes. Since Boucher’s spectacular rookie year, the list of Flyers’ starters reads like a full lineup: Roman Cechmanek, Jeff Hackett, Robert Esche, Antero Niittymaki, Martin Biron, Ray Emery and Michael Leighton. All have at one time been the team’s established “starter.”
However, Gormley points to hope on the horizon. If Boucher is unable to carry the team, “…the Flyers will be back to the drawing board this summer, possibly looking to land a goalie they bounced from the playoffs two springs ago.”
“Would Carey Price look good in a Flyers uniform? Or would he be the next masked man cursed to play in a city desperate for some brotherly love?”