Originally written on Fox - The Hockey Guy  |  Last updated 11/12/14

NASHVILLE, TN - JUNE 21: (L to R) Paul Holmgren, first round draft pick (#24 overall) Mike Richards, Bob Clarke of the Philadelphia Flyers pose for a portrait on stage during the 2003 NHL Entry Draft at the Gaylord Entertainment Center on June 21, 2003 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images/NHLI)
The Philadelphia Flyers want to add a goaltender, but general manager Paul Holmgren learned from his Ilya Bryzgalov disaster.He doesn’t want to place a long-term on a netminder until he sees how that player fits into the Flyers system and handles the Philadelphia spotlight.Holmgren is evaluating free agents willing to sign short-term deals and trade targets with a year left on their contract.He has expressed confidence in incumbent Steve Mason, but such proclamations are just for show. Nothing about Mason’s performance the past few seasons suggest he could hold up as a No. 1 goaltender.His targets seem obvious: Tim Thomas, free agent. If the former Boston Bruins star wants to play again, the Flyers would have take a long look at him. But Thomas has been holed up in his Colorado bunker for the past season fretting about the state of the American political system. Can he get his head back into hockey? Evgeni Nabokov, free agent. If the Flyers really believe Mason has potential, Nabokov could provide sto
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