The Philadelphia Flyers struggles between the pipes seem to be never ending, and lots believe the solution sits in the AHL.

Carter Hart. 

The Flyers goalie prospect is one of the hottest debates in Flyers land and lots of people want to see him called up and thrown into NHL action. 

Former general manager Ron Hextall wanted to be patient with the youngster and let him get some seasoning in the AHL first. 

With Hextall gone and the goalie problems still around, could new GM Chuck Fletcher call him up?

"I can’t remember of any twenty-year-old goalies that have played in the NHL. Luongo did a bit, even Brodeur played in the American league, Patrick Roy did, I remember Felix Potvin coming up as a highly touted prospect, he played a full year in Saint John’s so it’s a tough league. It’s a tough league to learn.

"Carter’s doing well, he played great against the Toronto Marlies last week and won a big game for them. He’s going in the right direction, he’s going to be, we hope, a very good goaltender in the National Hockey League. But I really believe goaltenders need seasoning, again, whether that means it's two months, four months, a year, I wouldn’t want to bring Carter Hart up right now. 

"That’s not to say in a month or two or three I wouldn’t, or next year. But he’ll tell us by his play, by the consistency of his play, when he’s ready."



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