Philadelphia Flyers Goalie Prospects: A Position of Strength

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KELOWNA, CANADA - JANUARY 8: Carter Hart #70 of Everett Silvertips defends the net against the Kelowna Rockets on January 8, 2016 at Prospera Place in Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada. (Photo by Marissa Baecker/Getty Images)

It has been a long time since you could say that the Flyers goalie system was stacked. Since Ron Hextall retired, they have been searching for the true number one goalie. Since the death of Pelle Lindbergh, the Flyers haven’t had solid goalie depth. The crease in Philadelphia seemed like a black hole, that sucked away at any net minder who came in for the job.

Some blame the fans and the pressure they put on their players. While others, blame the fact that the Flyers had traded away every defenseman they drafted. Even as early as two years ago they didn’t have a homegrown blueliner playing on the squad. The finger is also being pointed at the personality of the goalies brought in, and the effect it had on their team. All that is known for sure is that the Orange and Black have had a seemingly endless carrousel of goalies that couldn’t be counted on night in and night out. Until now.

Philadelphia Flyers Goalie Prospects: A Position of Strength

Analysts look at the Flyers prospect pool, and lock on to the impressive list of defense prospects. With names like Ivan Provorov, Travis Sanheim, Sam Morin, Robert Hagg, and Philippe Myers, can you blame them? There is an argument to be made though for the organizational depth at goaltending. Now, before breaking down this list of prospects, it is important to note that the goalie is a very fickle position. Your top Goalie Prospect could end up as an ECHL goalie while your bottom goalie prospect could end up a Vezina Trophy winner.

Carter Hart, 2016 Second Round Pick, #48 Overall, Everett Silvertips

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