Flyers targeting young goaltender this summer?

Price.jpgAccording Anthony SanFilippo, the Philadelphia Flyers will be
targeting on getting a young goaltender this summer. Shocking, right?

According
to his “anonymous source”:

“It’s already been
decided that our No. 1 priority for next season is to
get a goalie. We have to go out and get that player and commit to him
as our guy.

“It’s probably going to mean somebody is going to
have to be traded away, especially if we go after a young goalie on
another team, but that’s what we’re going to have to do. We can’t keep
going the way we have been. The goalie has to be the most important
target and we don’t want to keep replacing one veteran with another. We
want to get a guy who can be our goalie for several years…. We have to
go in another direction.”

The Flyers have six
goaltenders dress for them this season, as they’ve dealt with
season-ending injuries to Ray Emery and Michael Leighton. Only Brian
Boucher is under contract for next season.

Michael Leighton is
always a possibility for their ‘young goaltender of the future’ but he’s
far from a proven, long-term goaltender. He’ll also be 29 next season,
so despite his relative ‘newness’ he’s not exactly that young goaltender
the Flyers supposedly want.

SanFilippo mentions Carey Price as a
possibility, as well as Corey Schneider. The Flyers would have to give
up some salary in the process, but it appears things are going to be
different in the Flyers locker room next season. According to another
source:

“A number of these guys (on the Flyers roster)
won’t be back.”

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    Anze Kopitar received high praise from L.A. Kings coach Darryl Sutter following Friday’s win over the New York Rangers.

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    Video: P.K. Subban tossed after on-ice outburst toward officials

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    P.K. Subban was given a game misconduct on Friday after an outburst directed at officials in the final minute against the Buffalo Sabres.

    Subban was furious after the puck got caught up in the skates of the linesman in the neutral zone before Evander Kane then picked it up and scored into the open net. That put the Sabres up by two goals with 55 seconds remaining in regulation and ended any hopes of a Montreal comeback.

    Subban had some choice words for officials but his argument ultimately landed him with an early exit from this game. The Habs lost by a final score of 6-4.

    The Sabres scored four straight goals between the first and second periods, chasing Ben Scrivens from the net 1:28 into the second period.

     

    Video: Doan ties Hawerchuk for most points in Jets/Coyotes history

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    Shane Doan on Friday scored his 20th goal of the season, and tied a historical mark for the initial Winnipeg Jets/Arizona Coyotes franchise in the process.

    Doan scored in the first period against the Calgary Flames, tying him with Dale Hawerchuk for most points in Jets/Coyotes history with 929.

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    Leafs’ Corrado returns to Vancouver with a chip on his shoulder

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    Just as the Vancouver Canucks are once again struggling through injuries and with their depth on defense a constant question mark, Frank Corrado returns to town with the Toronto Maple Leafs.

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    Two examples:

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