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April 18 Philly.com columnist Frank Seravalli:
“Being a goaltender in the NHL is a lot like being an amateur psychologist – constantly trying to examine and understand personalities and decisions on a daily basis. Brian Boucher admits that he spent more than a little time over the past 48 hours trying to view the Flyers’ goaltending dilemma objectively –
April 18 Camden Courier-Post:
“Since the Flyers took him with the second pick of the 2007 NHL draft the knock against James van Riemsdyk was that he played too soft for a winger who stands 6-foot-3, 200 pounds. Many wondered if the 21-year-old Middletown native would ever develop into the board-banging, net-crashing force that would justify his draft selection. Van Riemsdyk has spent the past two playoff games trying to silence those critics.
April 18 Philly.com:
“Chris Pronger issued an edict yesterday, through the Flyers‘ public relations staff, telling reporters he will not speak to the media until after his first game back in a Flyers uniform. When that is, exactly, remains anyone’s guess. Team sources say Pronger remains doubtful for tonight’s Game 3 against the Sabres, and the Flyers will continue to assess his progress daily.
April 18 Philly.com:
“Jeff Carter’s late-season scoring slump has carried into the playoffs. Two games. Lots of chances. No goals. “Obviously it’s frustrating,” said Carter, who led the Flyers with 36 goals in the regular season. “My role on the team is to put the puck in the net. I’ve had a couple chances here and there throughout the first two, but I need to start bearing down here and getting them in the net, and help the team out.”
April 18 Philly.com columnist Rich Hofmann:
“IF YOU HAVE EVER coached a little-kids soccer team, you know that you spend about 85 percent of the time yelling two words: “Spread out!” (The other 15 percent of the time is spent making sure somebody brought the oranges.) Before every practice, you put the kids in positions, mostly based upon whim or rotation or whatever.
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