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.