Clark Sees No. 1 Potential In Bobrovsky
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Feeling "replaced" is never easy for any player (let alone a goaltender), and Blue Jackets goaltending coach Ian Clark could see it in Sergei Bobrovsky.
Fresh off a stellar campaign with the Philadelphia Flyers in 2010-11, Flyers GM Paul Holmgren instigated a complete organizational makeover. First, team captain Mike Richards and scoring center Jeff Carter were sent packing in exchange for prospects and draft picks.
Holgmren used the spare salary cap space to sign free agent goalie Ilya Bryzgalov to a nine-year contract, sending Bobrovsky down a rung on the organizational ladder. He had just won 28 games for the Flyers and posted a 2.59 goals-against average, but instead, would be relegated to backup goaltender duty.