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Tomas Vokoun is 35 years old.
Tim Thomas has shown that age is sometimes not a factor by winning two Vezina Trophies, a Conn Smythe, and a Stanley Cup all after the age of 35 despite doing none of the above prior to then.
However, Thomas is a rare case and contradictory to the standard decline which players tend to see as the age of 40 approaches.
While Vokoun may very well be capable of continuously delivering seasons above a .920 save percentage and is undoubtedly still a quality goaltender, he is a short-term solution.
The Flyers have a young offense including Claude Giroux, James van Riemsdyk, Brayden Schenn, Jakub Voracek, Wayne Simmonds, and potentially Sean Couturier. On the defensive side, Andrej Meszaros, Braydon Coburn, and Matt Carle are all aged 25 or younger.
In five years when Vokoun nears retirement, these players will still have half a career left, and the Flyers would find themselves in the exact situation prior to this offseason; a quality team without a guaranteed starting goaltender.
Imagine if Vokoun showed his age in a Flyers uniform? Holmgren would be criticized for being cheap and not finding a real solution, just as he was in the 2010 offseason.