Philadelphia Flyers: Ranking the Goalies from Hextall to Today

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Philadelphia Flyers: Ranking the Goalies from Hextall to Today
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Since Ron Hextall joined the Philadelphia Flyers in 1986, the Orange and Black has had fifteen different players wearing the pads.  The team has developed a league-wide reputation for being unable to find a permanent resident in net since Hextall’s second stint with the Flyers ended in 1999.

By comparison, the Turnpike rival New Jersey Devils haven’t given a second thought to their goaltending situation since the early ‘90s.

This offseason, General Manager Paul Holmgren made a move to end the frustration, signing Ilya Bryzgalov to a nine-year deal that should finally allow fans to have confidence in the man in the crease.

At the risk of prematurely shutting down the post-Hextall goalie carousel, let’s look at the power rankings of the Philly netminders from the glory days of Hextall and the Messianic arrival of Bryz.

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