NHL: Ranking the Greatest Goalies in Philadelphia Flyers History

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NHL: Ranking the Greatest Goalies in Philadelphia Flyers History
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Goaltending has always been important to the Flyers.

Goaltending is a big part of any successful hockey team. Since entering the NHL in 1967, the Philadelphia Flyers have had some outstanding netminders. Here is a look at the top five goalies in Flyers history.

Keep in mind that only a player's performance in a Flyers jersey counts toward this list. A player like John Vanbiesbrouck, who had a very successful NHL career but was only in a Philadelphia uniform briefly, will not appear on this list.

The player's statistics are important, but they have to be adjusted for the era the goalie in question played for. A 3.00 goals-against average was not great in 1974 or 2004, but in 1984, it was outstanding.

We also consider how the goalies in question contributed to the team's success. If the team won consistently during the regular season and/or had playoff success while this goalie was in net, that will count favorably on this list.

Feel free to mention any goalies you think belong on this list but were overlooked. Also, feel free to argue a player belongs higher or lower on this list. As always, please back up your comments with statistics or other evidence.

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