Originally written on Kukla's Korner  |  Last updated 10/18/14
The Philadelphia Flyers are not having a strong season.  With 13 wins and 17 losses (one of which earned a regulation tie point), they are tied for the second last position in the East Conference.  A big reason for their poor showing has been goaltending.  The Philadelphia Flyers chose Ilya Bryzgalov to be their starter when they signed Bryzgalov and traded Jeff Carter and Mike Richards to make salary cap room.  I criticized them at the time because they gave up a lot of present value to get a goalie who seemed chosen to win now.  Bryzgalov turns 33 early this summer.  He is no longer performing at the level he performed at when he was in Phoenix.  He is posing a 2.79 GAA and a .898 saves percentage.  Those are lacklustre numbers.  His back-up goaltending hasn't been any better.  Brian Boucher and Michael Leighton have only appeared in five games between them and both have worse saves percentages than Bryzgalov. Meanwhile the Los Angeles Kings won the Stanley Cup in part bec...
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