5 Backup Goalies the Philadelphia Flyers Could Still Target

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5 Backup Goalies the Philadelphia Flyers Could Still Target
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What the quarterback situation is to the Philadelphia Eagles, the goaltending scenario is to the Philadelphia Flyers.

In short, they're both a mess.

At least for the Flyers, who continue to wait while labor negotiations drag on between the NHL and NHLPA, the nightmare hasn't become as tangible as it usually is by mid-November.

The starting goaltender is set for the foreseeable future. Like him or not, Ilya Bryzgalov is the man with still eight years remaining on his $51 million deal inked in advance of last season.

Sadly, what's just as consistent as goaltending issues in Philadelphia is the enigmatic play of Bryzgalov. With that, a steady backup netminder is a must for the Flyers.

Michael Leighton is already on board after signing a one-year pact on the first day of free agency. But is that a solid enough plan B for the Orange and Black?

Here are five other backup goaltenders the Flyers could still pursue.

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