Alex Lyon is only one of earnest immature Flyers goalies
July 9, 2016 - Finding Carter
Suddenly, a Flyers are low in goaltending prospects.
In April, they sealed touted free-agent Alex Lyon, who starred during Yale, and final month they comparison Carter Hart – a initial goalie selected in a breeze – in a second round.
The Flyers are stockpiling earnest goalies in a organization. They drafted 3 goaltenders in 2015, and Anthony Stolarz, a second-round preference in 2012, is entrance off an all-star deteriorate with a AHL’s Phantoms.
Lyon, 23, drew seductiveness from a dozen NHL teams yet sealed an entry-level understanding with a Flyers in early April, so bypassing his comparison deteriorate during Yale.
“The categorical thing for me in going by a routine was anticipating an classification that had unequivocally good values. Just people we could trust and were honest,” Lyon pronounced after his initial day during a Flyers’ growth stay Thursday in Voorhees. “The event unequivocally creates a disproportion as well.”
Lyon led a republic in goals-against normal (1.64) final deteriorate and was tied for second in save commission (.936), steering Yale to a NCAA East Regional semifinals. He is good wakeful that, as it stands now, Flyers goalies Steve Mason and Michal Neuvirth could turn unlimited giveaway agents subsequent summer, yet it wouldn’t be startling if one perceived an prolongation during a season.
The appearing free-agency situation, Lyon said, “absolutely” played a partial in his preference to pointer with a Flyers. Lyon called Mason and Neuvirth “phenomenal” goalies, yet since of their probable departures “there’s a small bit of an opportunity” down a road. “And another large cause for me was a goalie coach. we can’t contend adequate about Kim Dillabaugh. He’s outstanding.”
After a college season, Lyon met with countless teams. When visiting a Flyers, he and Dillabaugh had a prolonged conversation, “and we felt like we aligned unequivocally good with a personalities and also only a approach we noticed a game.”
The final few days, Lyon has started removing acclimated with his new surroundings, holding partial in a Flyers’ growth camp.
“I couldn’t be happier to be a Flyer and be here this week,” pronounced Lyon, a 6-foot-1, 201-pounder who set countless propagandize annals during his 3 seasons during Yale, including wins (50) and shutouts (15).
Lyon, a Minnesota local whose 1.88 career goals-against normal is ninth-best in NCAA history, will approaching start a deteriorate with a Phantoms. He concurred he will face improved foe and that a speed of a diversion will boost yet pronounced his idea is to “hit a belligerent regulating and, come deteriorate time, have as small transition as possible. we know it’s substantially inevitable, yet I’d like to get going only as quick as we can.”
And yet he appears headed to a AHL, Lyon pronounced “it would be foolish to go in and not try to make a Flyers. If you’re going to an NHL training camp, a idea for anybody should be to make a team.”
In other words, Lyon is not brief on confidence.
“Obviously they have dual goalies who are well-developed during a NHL level,” he said. “However, I’m going to go in and work my donkey off and try to be a best we can. And wherever we finish up, I’m only going to let a chips tumble where they may.”
Stolarz is approaching to be a Phantoms starter. Lyon knows Stolarz “through hockey circles,” and they have a accessible relationship.
“He’s really mature, and we consider for certain we can learn from him,” Lyon said. “He’s been around for a few years now, so he kind of has a classification down and knows a lay of a land. So for me, he’s positively a man we can watch and hopefully we can assistance any other and turn improved hockey players.”
Defenseman Sam Morin was still ill and again missed camp. . . . Right winger Wade Allison, a second-round breeze collect final month, on camp: “I’m only perplexing to be a consume here. Soak it all in.” . . . Camp resumes Saturday with goalies on a ice for a initial workouts during 8:30 a.m., followed by forwards (10 a.m.) and defensemen (10:30 a.m.). All participants also lapse to a ice after in a day. Camp is giveaway and open to a public.