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Sebastien Caron from the Iserlohn Roosters in the DEL will be returning to the NHL. This time….with Tampa.

Not much is known yet, but the Iserlohn Roosters website says that Caron will be heading to the Lightning, as his team has been eliminated from the DEL playoffs. An official announcement is expected on Monday.

Caron was a fourth-round pick in 1999 and is a butterfly goaltender best known for his great save from Brian Savage against the Philadelphia Flyers. This save came early in the 2005–2006 season with his former team, the Pittsburgh Penguins. The puck went off the left goal post. Savage then tried to tip the puck in the goal but Caron quickly scooped the puck up with his glove almost on the goal line. Caron was also known for allowing a 170 foot shot byWashington Capitals defenseman Ivan Majesky. He started the season as backup to Jocelyn Thibault and ended it as back-up to Marc-Andre Fleury. (more…)


Michael Leighton

Posted: March 16, 2012 by Steven Ellis in Philadelphia Flyers

Photo by Andre Ringuette/Getty Images North America

The Good: Michael Leighton is a dominant goalie at the AHL level. His career potential has him as a number one in the AHL, and he has done a good job in that role. He has also proven that he can be useful in spurts, starting in net for the Stanley Cup runner-up Flyers in 2010. He has good size and excellent fundamentals for the goaltending position, and displays an exemplary work ethic.  Leighton’s size and poise under pressure are impressive. He is a true battler in the crease area, something coaches are very fond of. (more…)


Ian Lindsay -The Province

The Boston Bruins announced today that they had signed 21-year-old Vancouver Giants goaltender Adam Morrison to an entry-level contract. He will remain with the Giants through end of their season.

Morrison was originally drafted by the Philadelphia Flyers in the 3rd round of the 2009 NHL Entry Draft; however, was never signed. He officially became a free agent following last year’s NHL draft and with the season he has had thus far, proven he is worthy of a contract with the Bruins.

In 56 games this season, the 21-year-old Morrison has posted a 35-17-3 record, a 2.80 goals-against average and a .900 save percentage.

When asked about the signing, Adam had this to say: “I know I’ll get some grief from my Canuck fan friends.” (more…)

Philadelphia Flyers Depth Chart

Posted: February 26, 2012 by Steven Ellis in Depth Charts, Philadelphia Flyers

  1. Ilya Bryzgalov
  2. Sergei Bobrovsky
  3. Michael Leighton
  4. Johan Backlund
  5. Niko Hovinen
  6. Jason Bacashihua
  7.  Jakub Kovar
  8.  Brad Phillips

Sergei Bobrovsky

Posted: January 19, 2012 by Steven Ellis in Philadelphia Flyers

The Good: Bobrovsky is a hybrid goalie who prefers more of a butterfly down lower style than stand-up. His style was developed mostly through his own work ethic having never had a specific goaltending coach to work with until joining the Flyers’ organization. The young netminder has above average reaction time and a slightly above average glove side. He has incredible, almost unbelievable lateral quickness in the crease, and he needs it since he does not take up as much of a net as many of his peers.Though he once had problems with rebound control at times, since working with the Flyers’ organization, that has become a much stronger part of his game. Even when giving up rebounds, his ability to readjust his positioning almost instantaniously gives him an edge against players in the crease looking to bank in rebounds. The Flyers know that they have a goaltending controversy, with both Bobrovsky and Bryzgalov playing well. The Flyers have trust in Bobrovsky, playing him over Bryzgalov in the 2012 Winter Classic. (more…)

Ilya Bryzgalov

Posted: January 19, 2012 by Steven Ellis in Philadelphia Flyers

Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images North America

The Good: His contract may show it, but Bryzgalov is one of the most pure-skilled goalies in the NHL.Ilya’s attitude is one of terrific confidence. This lead’s to consistent play, and he won’t get down when he’s on the bench. Because he is so technically sound, he stays even-keeled and shows very little emotion. He rarely ever reacts negatively during a game.  His glove hand has to be Bryz’s best attribute. He holds his hands well in front of his body, but very tight to his waist, so in a narrowed fashion. Aside from his quick hands, his best attribute is his skating skills. He has elite footwork and can cover angles with pure ease. His quick feet allow him to recover, push and track pucks with precision. Ilya’s tremendous skating skills allow him to be very mobile and athletic whenever necessary. He’s one of the more flexible goalies in the NHL and also has tremendous reaction speed. He seals the ice extremely well and recovers back to his skates with ease. Great ability to stretch legs without losing balance. With mobile hands and legs, he rarely ever misses a clean shot.  Bryzgalov made the most out of his oppurtunies in Phoenix and Anaheim. (more…)