Just a little fyi, Jeff Carter was 6th in the league when it came to ESG/60 (even strength goals per 60 minutes). Zherdev was 10th.
Great interview from Bobrovsky. Where ever he is playing I hope he is performing well. All I've heard about this guy is good things and this interview backs that up. Here is the rest of it.At the start of last season, Sergei Bobrovsky(notes) was the great goaltending hope for the Philadelphia Flyers, outplaying Marc-Andre Fleury(notes) in his NHL debut and eventually placing seventh in the Calder Trophy voting for rookie of the year.
This summer, life changed for him, and not just because he was recently married. The Flyers signed former Phoenix Coyotes goalie Ilya Bryzgalov(notes) to a 9-year contract, handing him the starting goalie job. Is Bobrovsky content to be a backup in Philadelphia?
Pavel Lysenkov of Sovetsky Sport spoke with Bobrovsky recently and asked him several questions Puck Daddy passed along about the upcoming NHL season; his thoughts on the Bryzgalov signing and the trades of Jeff Carter(notes) and Mike Richards(notes); and, of course, married life. Here's the interview:
Q. What did you learn in your first year in the NHL?
BOBROVSKY: I learned a lot when it comes to American life and hockey. I saw what a serious team with big ambitions is. I saw how athletes and their relatives are treated; how a coach works with you at practices. Skating, techniques, physiological training; how to survive the marathon that the NHL regular season is, when there are games every other day and you are under pressure every time. And then a new season starts — the playoffs, and the pressure there is even greater, and you are not allowed to lose. An entire world opened up for me!
Yeah, this is what I was expecting as well. I always wanted to go to a game in Montreal. That would be great if you could make that trip happen.No surprise here at all. Just saw this article on ESPN. Thinking about a road trip to Montreal for a Flyers game this year.
Yeah, should be a blast, I think it's the December 15th game. Myself and another Marine (my boss) and two of his wife's cousins are going to make the road trip. Going to take off two days of work to head up Thursday morning, hang out, see the game, and then maybe stay Friday night as well, but either way, it should be blast. I'll have to learn some explicit phrases about the Habs in French!Yeah, this is what I was expecting as well. I always wanted to go to a game in Montreal. That would be great if you could make that trip happen.