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2013 Flyers Preview: Goalies

The Philadelphia Flyers goaltending situation will look a tad different this season.

After amnestying the contract Ilya Bryzgalov, Paul Holmgren signed veteran Chicago Blackhawks goalie Ray Emery to pair up with last season's backup netminder Steve Mason.

A change of scenery seemed to be necessary for Bryzgalov, who remains unsigned by a team at any level.

At the moment, it appears that there will be a timeshare in net with both Mason and Emery seeing a very large amount of time. Mason will likely see 60 percent of the action as he did do an admirable job for the Flyers late last season.

Finding A Goalie: Should the Flyers Go After Ryan Miller or Save the Money

Just one day after buying out Ilya Bryzgalov, the Philadelphia Flyers are already being linked to a netminder that could replace Bryzgalov.

According to Josh Rimer of Sportsnet, the Flyers are discussing a potential deal involving Buffalo Sabres goaltender Ryan Miller. It is unclear what stage the talks are currently in but it appears that there is significant interest from both sides.

Miller posted a 17-17-5 record with a 2.81 goals-against-average and a .915 save percentage during the 2012-2013 season. Over his career, the American goalie has a 269-164 record with a 2.59 goals-against-average and a .915 save percentage. The American netminder made $6.25 million this past season and carries a similar price tag to Bryzgalov.

Miller was the 138th overall pick in the 1999 NHL Entry Draft out of Michigan State and has played with the Sabres for all 11 seasons of his professional career. The former Spartan was a member of the silver medal United States team in the 2010 Winter Olympics and was the MVP of the tournament.

Flyers Look Foolish A Year Removed From Trading Vezina Finalist Sergei Bobrovsky

Since dealing two of the franchise's most prominent stars of the 2000's, Mike Richards and Jeff Carter, it seems the Philadelphia fan base has surgically dissected every single move made by the Flyers front office.

The two most scrutinized moves in the past two years though are the dealings of young stars James van Riemsdyk and Sergei Bobrovsky. To be fair, the former was an even trade that benefited both the Flyers, who got Luke Schenn, and the Maple Leafs, who landed the scorer in van Riemsdyk.

As for the latter, Bobrovsky was traded this past offseason to the Columbus Blue Jackets where he won the starting job over now-current Flyers back-up goaltender Steve Mason. After turning the Blue Jackets around and nearly making the post season, Bobrovsky is a finalist for the Vezina Trophy, awarded to the league's best goaltender.

(Pictured: Serge Bobrovsky against the Stars on April 25, 2013. Photo by Glenn James/NHLI via Getty Images)

Flyers Sign G Steve Mason to One-Year Extension

General Manager Paul Holmgren announced this afternoon that the Philadelphia Flyers have signed goaltender Steve Mason to a one-year extension worth $1.5 million. Mason was acquired in a deal with the Columbus Blue Jackets on April 3 for Michael Leighton and a 2015 third round pick.

The 24-year-old goaltender busted onto the NHL scene back in 2008. In his rookie season, he posted a 33-20-7 record with the Blue Jackets, posting ten shutouts, and owning an impressive .916 save percentage and a 2.29 goals against average.

Flyers Acquire G Steve Mason From Blue Jackets

The Flyers fell short of the Ben Bishop sweepstakes and went for plan B.

The Flyers acquired goaltender Steve Mason from the Columbus Blue Jackets, giving them a strong back-up goaltender for Ilya Bryzgalov. Bishop, who they were targeting, was traded to the Lightning earlier.

The Flyers gave up a 2015 third round pick and Michael Leighton for Mason.

(AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Jeff McIntosh)

Flyers Host Buffalo; Hope to End Skid

The Flyers are playing horrible hockey, having failed to earn a single point against three playoff teams. They need to end this skid if they want to have any shot of sneaking into the post season.

Canucks Claim Tom Sestito Off Waivers

The Vancouver Canucks have claimed Flyers forward Tom Sestito off of waivers this morning.

The Canucks lost tough guy Aaron Volpatti when the Washington Capitals claimed him off waivers yesterday and didn't call anyone else up. They claimed Sestito to fill his role.

Flyers Start Six-Game Road Trip in Toronto

The Flyers, who have earned points in each of their last four games, start a six-game road trip in Toronto. Luke Schenn returns to Toronto to face the team who drafted him.

Michael Leighton Injured on Friday; Brian Boucher Recalled For Road Trip

The Flyers have recalled back-up goalie Brian Boucher after putting Michael Leighton on the IR.

Leighton was injured in Friday's optional skate before their 4-3 overtime win against the Hurricanes. General manager said that Leighton's injury is an upper body injury and he could miss up to 10 days.

Flyers Acquire Brian Boucher From Carolina

The “Boosh” chants are back.

The Flyers have acquired goaltender Brian Boucher from the Carolina Hurricanes in exchange for Phantoms forward Luke Pither.

This is Boucher’s fourth stint in the Flyers organization. He will be the third goalie behind starter Ilya Bryzgalov and back up Michael Leighton.