At least three NHL teams have expressed interest in goaltender Ray Emery.
Sources have confirmed both the Anaheim Ducks and Philadelphia Flyers are in the mix as two of the three teams, however neither team is at a point where they're prepared to make an offer to sign the unrestricted free agent. Although, the expectation is teams will make their move on Emery within the next 48 hours.
Umm… is this really a risk worth taking?
Emery, who had hip surgery last year to correct avascular necrosis (the same bone disease that cost Bo Jackson his career), hasn't played in the NHL in over a year.
The goalie situation still remains a small question mark for the Flyers. Bob has never played a full season in the NHL -he appears to be very streaky- and while Bouche is an adequate backup, he is probably not the guy to win us a Stanley Cup. That being said, the goaltending situation has worked out just fine thus far, and adding the flamboyant Emery to the mix will only lead to more questions than answers.
Then again, like seemingly every other Philly athlete, he's friends with Snoop and he loves to hang out with Carts in Sea Isle (you haven't lived until you've seen Carts, Emery, Aaron Asham, and John Clark at Braca's)… soooo there's that.