Updated: January 26, 2004, 3:11 PM ETBy Jim Wilkie
Philadelphia Flyers: Philadelphia GM Bob Clarke finally said what has been on the minds of Flyers fans since the start of December and acknowledged that the team might have to look for some goaltending help. "If (Jeff) Hackett can't play again this year we'll probably have to find a goalie," Clarke told the Delaware County Times about his goalie's mysterious positional vertigo.
Flyers rookie defenseman Joni Pitkanen has been all that was advertised before the season. Even achieving his boasts that he would make an impact with the Flyers, go to the All-Star Game and be a contender for the Calder Trophy.
Phoenix Coyotes: It's no secret that former Flyer Brian Boucher has been Phoenix's best goalie this month, but he's adamant that Sean Burke is still the No. 1 goalie with the Coyotes. Even after stopping 44 shots in a 5-2 victory over Detroit on Saturday night, he and Phoenix head coach Bobby Francis were trying to downplay questions about a goaltending controversy.