Boston Bruins v Philadelphia Flyers

With the news that Flyers’ GM Paul Holmgren has added Steve Mason, I was curious: just who has Paul Holmgren had in net since he’s been in charge in Philly?

He took the job as assistant general manager with the Flyers in 1998-99. Since then, here’s who the Flyers have stuck in the crease:

flyers goalie

Woosh.

Please note: he gets hired when John Vanbiesbrouck is the tender. Then the rest of it happens, and you know where we’re left today: Ilya Bryzgalov and now Steve Mason in the crease, with the two most credible names on the list – Sergei Bobrovsky (possible Vezina winner) and Ray Emery (great record in Chicago this year), gone.

Maybe they should have a GM, and a goalie GM. Who’s to say one guy is going to be good at judging talent at every position?

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