Is Paul Holmgren still the right man for the job?

Paul Holmgren is a bold man, sure of what he wants and unflinching in his actions. He is willing to pay extra to beat the surge of activity to get his man. As a result, he’s built a team capable — in theory and in his own mind — of competing for the Stanley Cup. However, these actions are adding up and taking an increasing toll on a team that put its eggs in one basket for the 2011 season. That ultimately-failed course has been run, and the team did not win the Cup, yet again, and it is now …

Hitting the posts: 10.29.10

“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. The Flyers have not learned lessons from last year :: NHL Hot Stove Maybe they can learn a lesson from the Phillies, though :: Flyer Flies The Flyers are consistently inconsistent :: Versus Maybe that’s because they’re Millennials :: Flyers Goal Scored By The defense is outplaying the offense :: Delco Daily Times From a fantasy perspective, the defense has been bad :: ESPN The Flyers are just discovering Nikolay Zherdev …

The current and future states of Flyers’ goaltending

Justin Goldman runs the site The Goalie Guild and is a goalie scout. He began playing hockey at the age of 10 but passed up the opportunity to play juniors to attended Colorado State University. He has written about goalies on a number of different sites over the last three years and has recently been working on different project with Dallas Stars goalie coach Mike Valley and former NHL goalie Steve Shields. He credits Valley and Shields with helping his professional development. If you are one of the 2,000+ people who follow Justin on Twitter, you know that he has …