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May 9 Philly.com columnist Frank Seravalli:
“IT WAS THE BEST regular season of any Stanley Cup runner-up since the 2000 Dallas Stars. The second season ended, with a bitter empty-net exclamation point, on Friday night in Boston with utter disappointment.
May 9 Philly.com columnist Phil Sheridan:
“It is all Antti Niemi’s fault. You remember Niemi. He was the goaltender when the Chicago Blackhawks beat the Flyers in the Stanley Cup Finals. His name is etched in silver now even though he allowed three or more goals in five of six games against the Flyers. The Blackhawks were so impressed they let him walk to clear salary-cap space.
May 8 Camden Courier-Post:
“Entire team shares in downfall in Boston. The ice shavings on the Flyers’ disappointing season had not yet settled when general manager Paul Holmgren was asked to assess the play of rookie goaltender Sergei Bobrovsky. His answer seemed to be more of a blanket indictment of his team.
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