Saturday, May 29, 2010

With Boucher back, the Flyers have all hands on deck at just the right time

(Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
The Flyers struggles with injuries this season have been well-documented. From the goalie carousel to the shuffling of forwards in and out of the lineup, there have been very few instances where the Flyers have been completely healthy. Until now.

With Brian Boucher confirmed to be returning as the backup goalie for Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Finals, the Flyers are back at full strength at just the right time. Of course, if all goes well, Boucher will never see a minute of ice time but it's good to have a dependable goalie ready to step in should Michael Leighton succumb to an injury.

With Jeff Carter rounding into form and Ian Laperriere showing no recurring issues with concussions, the Flyers might be the healthiest they have been all season. Given how good the Blackhawks are from top to bottom, the Flyers are going to need all hands on deck and ready to contribute. Enjoy Stanley Cup Finals Game One, folks, and relish every minute of the Flyers playing for the Cup.

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