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08:29 AM ET 11.24 | In the span of a few days, the Flyers have gone from having one of the best stories of the season in their crease to worrying about ruining his confidence. After making 12 straight starts, Bobrovsky was replaced by backup Brian Boucher in the last two games -- a 5-4 shoot-out win in Washington on Saturday and a 3-2 victory over Montreal on Monday. Laviolette would not announce which goalie would start Wednesday in Minnesota. Does he again go with Boucher, who has won consecutive games against elite teams, and risk eroding Bobrovsky's confidence? Or does he go back to Bobrovsky, who is among the NHL leaders in several categories? "It's a good problem to have," defenseman Matt Carle said.

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Sergei Bobrovsky, AP Sergei Bobrovsky, AP
November 24, 2010  08:33 AM ET

Goaltending issues...A Flyers requirement!

November 24, 2010  08:37 AM ET

Bobrovsky shouldn't be playing 12 in a row. It's going to grind him down. Ride the hot hand and make sure the rook gets enough time off going into April. Wednesday wont be an issue, despite solid goaltending Minny is god awful.

November 24, 2010  08:38 AM ET

Players on streaks always come back down to earth eventually. A 20 game sample is hardly enough to be awarding anyone a Vezina as it is. Here's hoping he'll still be a capable NHL goalie for Philly.

Players very rarely "come out of nowhere" at the NHL level anymore, with all the scouting and video footage available today. When a guy does, you have to be leery. Look at the Brunnnstrom kid that every team in the world wanted 2 years ago. Now the Stars can't GIVE him away.

November 24, 2010  08:47 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

Players on streaks always come back down to earth eventually. A 20 game sample is hardly enough to be awarding anyone a Vezina as it is. Here's hoping he'll still be a capable NHL goalie for Philly.Players very rarely "come out of nowhere" at the NHL level anymore, with all the scouting and video footage available today. When a guy does, you have to be leery. Look at the Brunnnstrom kid that every team in the world wanted 2 years ago. Now the Stars can't GIVE him away.

good call

November 24, 2010  08:53 AM ET

Do they draw straws to see who's going to give Bob a hug?

November 24, 2010  09:11 AM ET

If it ain't broke, don't fix it.

November 24, 2010  09:17 AM ET

"Does he again go with Boucher, who has won consecutive games against elite teams, and risk eroding Bobrovsky's confidence?"

Aw, does Bob need tucked in at night too? Damn. He's gonna need a rest once in awhile?

Wait, what am I talking about? Wear his **** out!!! ;)

November 24, 2010  09:22 AM ET
QUOTE(#5):

Do they draw straws to see who's going to give Bob a hug?

no that's a - recycled pic alert!

November 24, 2010  09:29 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

Players on streaks always come back down to earth eventually. A 20 game sample is hardly enough to be awarding anyone a Vezina as it is. Here's hoping he'll still be a capable NHL goalie for Philly.Players very rarely "come out of nowhere" at the NHL level anymore, with all the scouting and video footage available today. When a guy does, you have to be leery. Look at the Brunnnstrom kid that every team in the world wanted 2 years ago. Now the Stars can't GIVE him away.

He didn't exactly come out of nowhere, he lead or was among the leaders in nearly every category for goalies last year in the KHL.

November 24, 2010  09:34 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Goaltending issues...A Flyers requirement!

But this time, I'm sure they don't mind.

November 24, 2010  09:50 AM ET
QUOTE(#11):

He didn't exactly come out of nowhere, he lead or was among the leaders in nearly every category for goalies last year in the KHL.

And you know who was beating him in those categories? Robert Esche, a former Flyer and, if I remember right, the U.S's starting goalie in the 2006 Olympics. The guy has a background in the NHL and is the "best" goalie in the KHL, yet doesn't get any looks by NHL teams. To say this kid's success could have been predicted based on his KHL stats is a bit strong.

November 24, 2010  09:50 AM ET

Athletes and their egos. I would think that once you get to the bigs you would understand enough about how it works. Bob, sit back, get some rest and be ready when you hear your name called.

November 24, 2010  10:11 AM ET

Go Bobs!

November 24, 2010  10:16 AM ET
QUOTE(#12):

But this time, I'm sure they don't mind.

I'm thinking they'd still prefer to have a straight out number one guy like back in the day with Pelle, Hextall or Bernie...

November 24, 2010  10:27 AM ET
QUOTE(#9):

Aw, does Bob need tucked in at night too? Damn. He's gonna need a rest once in awhile?Wait, what am I talking about? Wear his **** out!!! ;)

Get him a binky and wear his arse out!! :)

November 24, 2010  11:04 AM ET
QUOTE(#17):

I'm thinking they'd still prefer to have a straight out number one guy like back in the day with Pelle, Hextall or Bernie...

An old saying, when you have two number ones, you really have none.

November 24, 2010  11:10 AM ET

Bob will be fine. The kid can play, is young, and has huge potential. If Boucher had started in net for that 8-7 debacle, we wouldn't even be reading this article.

November 24, 2010  11:12 AM ET
QUOTE(#17):

I'm thinking they'd still prefer to have a straight out number one guy like back in the day with Pelle, Hextall or Bernie...

That's what we're crossing our fingers for bro. We're hoping it's finally happened. Too early to tell yet though.

November 24, 2010  11:12 AM ET
QUOTE(#17):

I'm thinking they'd still prefer to have a straight out number one guy like back in the day with Pelle, Hextall or Bernie...

That's what we're crossing our fingers for bro. We're hoping it's finally happened. Too early to tell yet though.

 
November 24, 2010  11:12 AM ET

son of a ......

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