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This one has been more conversational speculation than written dogma. However, it is silly enough to make it to the top of this list.
I really hate to rip on Bob here as I believe he's going to make some hockey club really happy one day.
It's still possible Holmgren can work some salary-cap magic and keep him, allowing him to learn behind Ilya Bryzgalov the way another Flyer great, Pelle Lindbergh, did behind Pete Peeters.
However, until he's either traded or ascends to the starter position, the undercover fans from rival teams will scream for him to start and the trade mongers will demand he be traded.
Sometimes I think fans just want to make a trade to make trade. I have news for those of you that feel this way: the grass is not always greener on the other side.
Remember the Chris Versteeg trade last year?
I personally am not sure as to which one will happen, but for now Bobrovsky has shown me nothing to say he's better than Bryzgalov right now.
Bobrovksy himself has looked woeful at times and continues to struggle with anything going top shelf.
Sure, his save percentage and goals against are slightly better, but Bryzgalov has made bigger saves and won bigger games.
The bigger games is where Bobrovsky seems to look like a deer in the headlights. Last year, he started the season great, only to fold down the stretch. Give him a few years to season in this league, though, and he could hop over that hurdle.
Knowing that Bryzgalov is a goalie that gets better as the season and games go on, do you really want to find yourself on that same old Philly-goalie carousel come playoff time? No, I didn't think so.
For now, take your lumps with Bryzgalov. He's been paid the big contract; let him earn it. He's also on a new team, which sometimes requires an adjustment period.
Again, Bryzgalov has been good enough to win the big games this year. That's really all that matters.
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