Philly's fallback plan in goal
August, 29, 2013
By Tim Kavanagh | ESPN.com
In one of the less heralded moves of the spring, the Philadelphia Flyers -- the team featured in Thursday's edition of the Summer Skate -- acquired Columbus Blue Jackets netminder Steve Mason (the Calder Trophy winner as the NHL's top rookie following the 2008-09 season), though the move became more impactful this offseason after the club unsurprisingly elected to buy out the remainder of Ilya Bryzgalov's contract. Though they were at various points of the summer linked to players like Roberto Luongo, Jonathan Bernier, Tim Thomas and others, the team eventually wound up signing Ray Emery, who played for the club in 2009-10. The Flyers will hope that one of the two shows well enough to be their No. 1 starter -- or, at the very least, they can combine to form a reasonably effective time-share. But what happens if neither one of them work out?
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