Hockey Prospectus and Craig Custance examine the rosters of every NHL team to see who is on the rise, who is declining and who could shine for the first time in the season ahead. Today's look is at the Philadelphia Flyers.
Timo Seppa writes that goaltending is always a key to playoff success, but netminders have been especially dominant this season. Behind Mike Smith, Jonathan Quick and Henrik Lundqvist, we could even call it the Year of the Goalie.
Ilya Bryzgalov was supposed to be the long-term solution for the Philadelphia Flyers' familiar goalie problem, but instead his long-term contract and historically bad playoff performance may have made the Flyers' black hole in goal even bigger.
Hockey Prospectus looks at the Philadelphia Flyers as part of Insider's Summer Skate series, and Timo Seppa and Corey Pronman make a case for an improved Chris Pronger, a declining Ilya Bryzgalov and an emerging Brayden Schenn.
Insider is looking potential offseason fixes for every NHL team, starting with the Atlantic Division, where the Rangers eye the summer's biggest prize, the Flyers need a goalie -- and it's not Bryzgalov -- and the Pens may turn to a familiar face.
Timo Seppa of Puck Prospectus analyzes the first-round goalie matchups of the 2010 NHL playoffs using a heat index formula. The good? Quite possibly Jaroslav Halak, even against a loaded Capitals team. The bad? Maybe Martin Brodeur. (Yes.)