Flyers Have More Misses Than Hits Picking Goalies
He hasn’t been on the Flyers’ radar in months. A seventh-round draft pick in 2008, goalie Joacim Eriksson has a 21-9 record in the Swedish Elite League. His numbers are off the charts: 1.67 goals-against average, .931 save percentage, five shutouts in 30 games.
Hardcore Flyers fans don’t want to be reminded. The Flyers let the 22-year-old’s eligibility run out without signing him to an entry-level contract.
“If the Flyers signed him, they could be looking at a future franchise goalie because now he’s one of the best in the Swedish Elite League,” said Justin Goldman, director of goalie scouting for McKeen's Hockey. “The Flyers lost an opportunity there. They drafted him for a reason, knowing he had upside, but they never gave him an opportunity.”
Once again, the Flyers just can’t seem to find the right goalie and keep him.
Look at the top of the Western Conference standings. Chicago … Emery, Ray.
Now look at the bottom. Columbus ... Bobrovsky, Sergei.
Dave Isaac covers the Flyers for 97.3 ESPN and The Courier Post. Reach Dave Isaac at firstname.lastname@example.org. Follow him on Twitter @davegisaac.