Analyzing Previous Goalie Trades That Haven’t Worked Out

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Philadelphia trades Sergei Bobrovsky to Columbus for a 2nd round pick (Anthony Stolarz), and two 4th round picks (Taylor Leier and Justin Auger)

Apr 8, 2015; Columbus, OH, USA; Columbus Blue Jackets goalie

Sergei Bobrovsky

(72) against the Toronto Maple Leafs at Nationwide Arena. The Jackets won 5-0. Mandatory Credit: Aaron Doster-USA TODAY Sports

This trade is always funny to me, because the Flyers have been looking for a goalie for years. Steve Mason has been good for them the past two years, so maybe it doesn’t hurt as much. But still, Bobrovsky has been amazing, posting a .923 % save percentage in Columbus. He showed flashes of potential in Philadelphia, but he wasn’t fantastic. But they clearly didn’t judge him well enough and they got a bad return for him.

He was only 24 when they traded him, the same age that Lehner will be later this year.

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