The Philadelphia Flyers have a goaltending problem.
Since Vezina-winning Ron Hextall and the 1997 team failed to bring home a Stanley Cup, the Flyers have struggled to find an adequate goaltender.
The most promising netminder was Roman Cechmanek, who was among the league leaders in save percentage during his seasons in Philadelphia.
Unfortunately, Cechmanek was inconsistent in the playoffs, and would mark just another name on the long list of disappointing Flyers goalies.
The organization went through Cechmanek, Robert Esche, Jeff Hackett, Antero Niittymaki and Martin Biron prior to the 2009-2010 season.
The year the team went to the finals, it dressed six different goaltenders due to injuries. Ray Emery started the season before suffering an abdominal injury which was later diagnosed as career-threatening avascular necrosis.
Brian Boucher took over in November and December before suffering an injury himself.
From there, the Flyers went with Michael Leighton, who was sufficient in net until suffering a high ankle sprain in March.
Leighton would return in the playoffs when Boucher became injured again in the second round series against the Boston Bruins.
After recording three shutouts in the Eastern Conference Finals, Leighton faltered in the Stanley Cup series. Pulled twice in six games, recording an abysmal .875 save percentage, Leighton forever recorded his place in history by giving up an incredibly soft Stanley Cup-winning goal to Patrick Kane.
This latest season, the goaltending fiasco completely imploded on the Flyers, as Boucher, Leighton, and rookie Sergei Bobrovsky were all pulled during the playoffs.
Addressing the need for a legitimate No. 1 goaltender, Paul Holmgren acquired a former Vezina Trophy nominee.
Ilya Bryzgalov has yet to play in a Flyers uniform, but being the first legitimate starting goaltender in more than a decade of Philadelphia hockey contributes extreme value to the organization.