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When the Philadelphia Flyers inked Ilya Bryzgalov to a 9-year $51 million dollar deal this offseason, the move was to effectively end nearly two decades of goaltending issues for the orange and black.Too many years of the organization patch working average goaltenders has led to an early postseason exits and has stood in the way of more than one Stanley Cup possibility. President Ed Snider, along with the fans had seen enough after last year’s loss to the Bruins and demanded that GM Paul Holmgren go out and get the best available goalie on the market. As it turned out, that goalie was the spacey Russian with a penchant for quirky one liners.As the biggest game on the Flyers schedule looms, an old familiar issue has reared its ugly head. Instead of Ilya Bryzgalov putting a stranglehold on the starting goaltender spot, his play has been up and down and far from the dominance everyone had hoped for. The Flyers, as the old story goes, once again seem to have a goaltending controversy.Ba...

Peter Laviolette Rips Into Flyers On 24/7

What makes 24/7 so great are moments like the one below. Peter Laviolette ripping into his team after a poor period of hockey. Note to any team that is afraid of letting cameras in the locker room: This is why you shouldn't be. Fans love it and this 24/7 is making the city closer to the Flyers then before. Enjoy.  

Jagr, Talbot Silence Pittsburgh as Flyers Stifle Penguins 4-2

Peter Laviolette didn’t waste any time getting Jaromir Jagr and Max Talbot onto the ice at the CONSOL Energy Center. The two former Pittsburgh Penguins opened tonight’s game with Claude Giroux. Talbot, fittingly, ended it with an empty net goal for an almost scripted-for-HBO 4-2 win. A win against their archrivals was critical if the Flyers were [...]

Flyers confident in Bobrovsky

PHILADELPHIA – Flyers goaltender Ilya Bryzgalov stood in front of a bevy of reporters and stated: “I have great news and even better news. The great news is I’m not playing tomorrow, and the better news is we have a chance to win the game tomorrow.”Though fellow goaltender Sergei Bobrovsky and head coach Peter Laviolette didn’t confirm who would start, Bryzgalov all but...

N.H.L. Roundup: Flyers Goalie Bobrovsky Replacing Bryzgalov in Classic

Philadelphia’s backup, Sergei Bobrovsky, will start in goal against the Rangers on Monday instead of Ilya Bryzgalov.

Winter Classic: Flyers' Ilya Bryzgalov says he won't start in net; Sergei Bobrovsky will

PHILADELPHIA — Philadelphia Flyers goaltender Sergei Bobrovsky didn't want to address it. Coach Peter Laviolette is traditionally tight-lipped about publicizing his starting goalie choice, and the Winter Classic was no different. "Sticking with company policy that we've had since I've been here," he said. "Same policy; new year, same policy." ...
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