At the start of the season, the only players you heard about were Peter Forsberg and Simon Gagne. But now, no one will deny the depth the Flyers have. This new resource of wealth could also help Philadelphia at the trade deadline. I still think the Flyers need another goaltender — they don’t want to go into the playoffs with a rookie netminder, no matter how well Niittymaki is playing. With younger — and cheaper — players showing what they can do, it gives Philadelphia more options.
Has Barry forgotten the Flyers “starting” goalie took them to within a game of the Stanley Cup Finals in ’04 and Nittymaki won the only Calder Cup last year? The team can’t fit a big dollar goalie in under the cap and who would it be anyway? Especially with a likely bidding war for the available talent with Vancouver, Colorado and Tampa struggling in goal.
Vote in the poll for who you think will be starting game one of the playoffs for the Flyers.