Solutions to solve the goaltending logjam

Michael Leighton has been sent to the Phantoms for conditioning and may soon be healthy enough to return to the Flyers’ roster. That means the team will likely have to make a move to resolve the logjam at the goalie position. Here are some of our suggestions: 5. Death Match Lock Michael Leighton and Brian Boucher in a cage and let them fighting out. The last man standing will earn the honor of being the official backup goaltender of the Philadelphia Flyers. 4. Send Sergei Bobrovsky to the Phantoms Remember that scene in Top Gun when Maverick slammed on the …

Flyers @ Devils preview

The Flyers play the New Jersey Devils today at 1:00 p.m. in New Jersey. Here are a few thoughts on the matchup: After a slow start, James van Riemsdyk has been the hottest Flyer of late, yet he only saw 7 seconds of powerplay time in the 3-2 shootout loss to the Calgary Flames yesterday. The struggling powerplay could use a boost and he could be the catalyst. Claude Giroux, who led all Flyer forcwards in ice time yesterday (22:49), was off his game against Calgary, despite scoring a gorgeous shootout goal. It couldn’t hurt to give him more of …

A show of hands

Who thinks Chris Pronger was guilty of infringing the “Avery rule“? OK, put your hands back down. It doesn’t really matter. This penalty is not the reason why the Flyers lost. The team played poorly. The special teams did not show up tonight and the lackadaisical play hurt them. The Flyers gave up a shorthanded goal but couldn’t score on a 5-on-3 powerplay. Nonetheless, the refs directly took a point away from the Flyers. It’s undeniable. Pronger waved his hand in the air. He may have been directing traffic or he may have been blocking Mikka Kiprusoff’s view. The truth …

Hitting the posts 11.12.10

“Hitting the posts” is a weekly roundup of links to hockey stories from across the web. If you have any suggestions for articles that we should use, hit us up here. Mike Richards’ role change :: SB Nation Philly Could a trip to the AHL cure what’s ailing James van Riemsdyk? :: NHL Hot Stove JvR was not happy about being scratched :: In the Room The Phantoms suck, set new lows :: The Phantoms Forum