GOALIE GAG ORDER
Here's the latest on the goalie controversy that coach John Stevens insists is not a controversy at all....
When asked to talk about the goaltender situation before today's game with the Thrashers, Stevens declined to talk about it.
He said he would save it for conversation later this week.
Sounds like he doesn't want to address the obvious.... Right now, Niittymaki is better suited to get more work than Biron as the Flyers try to accumulate as many points as possible.
We'll see how he plays it, but my prediction is Niittymaki starts three of the next four games, starting with today.
On another note, the Thrashers, in an effort to snap their 13-game losing skid to the Flyers, switched goalies themselves and will start Johan Hedberg against Niittymaki today.
Normal starter Kari Lehtonen has lost all 12 games he's played against Niittymaki dating back to their days in the AHL.
One other item...
Philips Arena is more than half empty nine minutes before game time.
Has the southeastern hockey experiment failed yet?