The morning after: Flyers vs. Islanders 9.29.10

“The morning after” is a review of the previous night’s Flyers’ game which, in theory, provides a more objective perspective on the game. The Flyers celebrated their first regulation win of the preseason last night. It was the second consecutive game that did not go to a shootout. Whew. The team faced off against the New York Islanders, who were playing their first game of the preseason. This was an expected win for the Flyers, as the Islanders dressed many of their prospects. Perhaps the biggest story of the night was that Ville Leino, Blair Betts, and Johan Backlund returned …

There’s no reason to panic

Since Michael Leighton was re-signed, both Flyers writers and fans worried about the team’s goaltending situation. Now that Michael Leighton has a back injury, people are once again concerned about the Flyers goalies. I don’t see much of a reason to worry. Perhaps GM Paul Holmgren is not being completely honest and, when Leighton is set to hit the ice again on Thursday, we’ll find out that he’s not ready yet. So it goes. When it comes to injuries, the comments of Holmgren, much like those of other people in his position, are intentionally vague and open-ended. Let’s not read …

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 …

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