Prospect Profiles: Joacim Eriksson

photo courtesy of flyers.nhl.com Position: Goalie Catches: Right Height: 6.2? Weight: 187 Birth date: April 9, 1990 Age: 21 Hometown: Gavle, Sweden Acquired: 2008 7th round pick – 196 overall “Our scouts have been very impressed with his poise and technical ability, and think he will only continue to get better.” – Flyers Director of Hockey Operations, Chris Pryor Joacim Eriksson was a member ofthe Brynas IF junior system during his draft season of 2007-2008. He spent the year split between their J18 (under 18) and J20 (under 20) junior teams. Eriksson was the starting goalie for the J18 team. …

Justin Goldman dissects the goaltending situation in Philadelphia

Justin Goldman runs the site The Goalie Guild and is a goalie scout. You can also follow him on Twitter. He has written about goalies on a number of different sites over the last three years and has been working on different projects with Dallas Stars goalie coach Mike Valley and former NHL goalie Steve Shields. He has a great skill for observing and critiquing goaltenders. Today, he shares great insights on Sergei Bobrovsky, Brian Boucher, and more . Is a playoff goaltending tandem of Brian Boucher and Sergei Bobrovsky strong enough to win the Stanley Cup? If the playoffs started …

Hitting the posts: 9.24.10

“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. Teemu H introduces us to Joacim Eriksson :: Broad Street Hockey Greg Wyshynski wrestles with the Flyers :: Puck Daddy Ronnybrook lists Jody Shelley’s intangibles :: Ronnybrook Hockey TGG scouted the Flyers and Devils goalies from the preseason opener :: The Goalie Guild Ryan tells us why a Flyers/Leafs matchup means blood, from your posterior :: Flyers Goal Scored By Sarah Baicker answers the question on your mind: Who is Ben Holmstrom? …

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 …

Looking at the impact of the Halak trade

Jaroslav Halak, the 25-year-old Slovakian netminder, was the arguably the best available goaltending asset this offseason. His stock skyrocketed after an unprecedented playoff run where he backstopped the 8th seed Montreal Canadiens to victories over the top team in the East and the defending Stanley Cup champions while boasting the best save percentage in the playoffs. GMs were apparently told a while ago that he was on the block but the trade of Halak to St. Louis for Lars Eller and Ian Schultz came as a shock to the rest of us. Carey Price was supposed to be Montreal’s next …

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