Hey, Esche is actually holding up OK.
Given the state of the current league, the impending CBA, and the Flyers sketchy playoff history, I'd be happier riding Esche into the playoffs and seeing if he can Giguere or Osgood his way deeper than Choke-manek the past 3 years -- than I'd be seeing Clarke trade more of our precious youth for a wash-up like Kolzig, CuJo, et al.
The Williams-for-Markov deal was iffy enough for me, though with our blueline health I don't think there was much of a choice. I'm sick to death of hearing trade deadline rumors about Iginla; it'll never happen.
The Flyers' biggest problems in the playoffs have consistently come down to the Senators (matchup and talent) and the Devils (psychological baggage). If they can have more blueline aggression and speed than last year, keep up the better scoring, and not have guys like Handzus and Amonte disappear in the playoffs, I'll take my chances with the statistically higher GAA guy in net if he won't softie every other game.