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Flyers targeting young goaltender this summer?

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According Anthony SanFilippo, the Philadelphia Flyers will be targeting on getting a young goaltender this summer. Shocking, right?

According to his “anonymous source":

“It’s already been decided that our No. 1 priority for next season is to get a goalie. We have to go out and get that player and commit to him as our guy.

“It’s probably going to mean somebody is going to have to be traded away, especially if we go after a young goalie on another team, but that’s what we’re going to have to do. We can’t keep going the way we have been. The goalie has to be the most important target and we don’t want to keep replacing one veteran with another. We want to get a guy who can be our goalie for several years.... We have to go in another direction.”

The Flyers have six goaltenders dress for them this season, as they’ve dealt with season-ending injuries to Ray Emery and Michael Leighton. Only Brian Boucher is under contract for next season.

Michael Leighton is always a possibility for their ‘young goaltender of the future’ but he’s far from a proven, long-term goaltender. He’ll also be 29 next season, so despite his relative ‘newness’ he’s not exactly that young goaltender the Flyers supposedly want.

SanFilippo mentions Carey Price as a possibility, as well as Corey Schneider. The Flyers would have to give up some salary in the process, but it appears things are going to be different in the Flyers locker room next season. According to another source:

“A number of these guys (on the Flyers roster) won’t be back.”