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Cardds 03-01-2013 02:54 PM

Refresh my memory and tell me why the Flyers didn't resign Emery?
 
Back in 2010-11, when he signed with the Ducks after recovering from his injuries, why didn't the Flyers give him another chance and resign him? Didn't we have the crappy duo of Nittymaki/Boucher nearing the playoffs when he finally returned that season? I just find it ironic that he's now with the team we played in the SCF in the same year he was supposed to be our starter until he had that season ending injury.

Shady McCoy 03-01-2013 02:58 PM

We had Bob.

DrinkFightFlyers 03-01-2013 02:59 PM

He had what was thought to be a career ending injury, or at the very least, an incredible risky injury. He still has the injury, it just hasn't been aggravated.

FreshPerspective 03-01-2013 02:59 PM

Don't remember the details...guess mostly the Flyers felt he was too much of a risk and they just wanted to move on..dunno?

All I know is if he was healthy during our cup run we prolly would have won it...but obviously we will never know. We do know that Leighton choked in the finals and for whatever reason he is still with this organization and in the NHL or at least he was until the other day.

Just amazing how many serious injuries this team has had to deal with that has contributed to the team's continued cupless streak...

Cardds 03-01-2013 03:00 PM

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Originally Posted by Hollywood Couturier (Post 60746403)
We had Bob.

Oh yeah that's right I forgot it was Bob not Nittymaki lol

Beef Invictus 03-01-2013 03:01 PM

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Originally Posted by Cardds (Post 60746145)
Back in 2010-11, when he signed with the Ducks after recovering from his injuries, why didn't the Flyers give him another chance and resign him? Didn't we have the crappy duo of Nittymaki/Boucher nearing the playoffs when he finally returned that season? I just find it ironic that he's now with the team we played in the SCF in the same year he was supposed to be our starter until he had that season ending injury.

It was Boosh/Leighton, not Nitty. He began having hip problems in November, then missed time. When he returned, he wasn't back long before going out for the season. His hip had some form of necrosis. There was talk about him being fortunate to ever walk normally again; playing hockey seemed out of the question. So, Homer didn't take the risk due to injury. Anaheim did.

Edit: Unless you mean after Anaheim...his performance in Anaheim wasn't that amazing. We needed a starting goalie, not a backup...and it seems unlikely Emery will ever be more than a backup now. He can play, but his game has taken a hit. He started strong for Anaheim, for instance, but I remember he faded as time went on. It's hard to believe that hip isn't a factor...it's hard to believe it's not a ticking time bomb even today.

Cardds 03-01-2013 03:05 PM

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Originally Posted by DrinkFightFlyers (Post 60746489)
He had what was thought to be a career ending injury, or at the very least, an incredible risky injury. He still has the injury, it just hasn't been aggravated.

Oh ok I forgot about that and also did not know he still has it to this day.

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Originally Posted by OccupySouthBroadSt (Post 60746499)
Don't remember the details...guess mostly the Flyers felt he was too much of a risk and they just wanted to move on..dunno?

All I know is if he was healthy during our cup run we prolly would have won it...but obviously we will never know. We do know that Leighton choked in the finals and for whatever reason he is still with this organization and in the NHL or at least he was until the other day.

Just amazing how many serious injuries this team has had to deal with that has contributed to the team's continued cupless streak...

I know right! I remember being a bit excited the offseason we signed him, but also remember the Senators not wanting to resign him since he was risky. I also don't understand why Lavy stuck with Leighton that entire SCF after Game 1.

Beef Invictus 03-01-2013 03:08 PM

That injury streak begins with Bernie Parent and goes on to include some big names.

Cardds 03-01-2013 03:09 PM

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Originally Posted by Beef Invictus (Post 60746573)
It was Boosh/Leighton, not Nitty. He began having hip problems in November, then missed time. When he returned, he wasn't back long before going out for the season. His hip had some form of necrosis. There was talk about him being fortunate to ever walk normally again; playing hockey seemed out of the question. So, Homer didn't take the risk due to injury. Anaheim did.

Edit: Unless you mean after Anaheim...his performance in Anaheim wasn't that amazing. We needed a starting goalie, not a backup...and it seems unlikely Emery will ever be more than a backup now. He can play, but his game has taken a hit. He started strong for Anaheim, for instance, but I remember he faded as time went on. It's hard to believe that hip isn't a factor...it's hard to believe it's not a ticking time bomb even today.

Ok thanks for the posts, just wanted to clarify things. I forgot all about this stuff and/or didn't know. Was just wondering since he has good numbers this year.

Beef Invictus 03-01-2013 03:10 PM

It'll be interesting to see if he can maintain his performance, though. If I'm not mistaken he had a respectable start in Anaheim as well. If he manages to make a comeback it will be a remarkable story...the anti-DiPietro.

FreshPerspective 03-01-2013 03:17 PM

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Originally Posted by Beef Invictus (Post 60747151)
the anti-DiPietro.

The fight where he janked up his knee had to be the most embarassing...:shakehead

Quote:

DiPietro Timeline: A Promising Career Derailed by Injuries

The Islanders waived the 31-year-old goaltender Rick DiPietro on Friday. DiPietro, the No. 1 overall pick in the 2000 draft, has struggled to live up to expectations in a career troubled by injuries. Below is a timeline of his career.

http://slapshot.blogs.nytimes.com/20...d-by-injuries/

dawkins121 03-01-2013 03:25 PM

I remember the phrase "hip necrosis" being thrown around

Unstable 03-01-2013 03:39 PM

Yeah, I consider it a wonderful story that he's able to play again. Really glad that worked out OK, 'cause it was scary when he was here.

Giroux tha Damaja 03-01-2013 04:54 PM

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Originally Posted by dawkins121 (Post 60748079)
I remember the phrase "hip necrosis" being thrown around

It just sounds nast doesn't it?

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Originally Posted by Unstable (Post 60748939)
Yeah, I consider it a wonderful story that he's able to play again. Really glad that worked out OK, 'cause it was scary when he was here.

Yeah it's avascular nerosis. Basically there's no circulation to the the femur's head (avascular), and the bone starts to die. So there is a buildup of dead bone. That's just from memory. That way he made it sound was like it isn't going anywhere, and he just wants to play hockey now and worry about not being able to walk later.

SuchySays 03-01-2013 05:00 PM

he had no hip.

RoDu 03-01-2013 07:03 PM

zombie hip

JABEE 03-02-2013 02:16 AM

I still don't understand why they resigned Leighton this year if injuries were an excuse for giving up on Emery. Not only has Leighton failed to prove to be a competent back-up in this league, but he also has been a very injury-prone player during his tenure with the Flyers.

Ryker 03-02-2013 02:21 AM

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Originally Posted by JABEE (Post 60777019)
I still don't understand why they resigned Leighton this year if injuries were an excuse for giving up on Emery. Not only has Leighton failed to prove to be a competent back-up in this league, but he also has been a very injury-prone player during his tenure with the Flyers.

OK, but the injury situation was different, so you can't really put forward that argument.

OzFlyers 03-02-2013 03:04 AM

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Originally Posted by JABEE (Post 60777019)
I still don't understand why they resigned Leighton this year if injuries were an excuse for giving up on Emery. Not only has Leighton failed to prove to be a competent back-up in this league, but he also has been a very injury-prone player during his tenure with the Flyers.

With hindsight it looks bad but all reports were that his career was over. He would have made the perfect Flyers Goalie if the injury did not happen.

BobbyClarkeFan16 03-02-2013 06:32 AM

The hip necrosis isn't necessarily a career ender. Brett Favre also had necrosis of his hip and he was able to play football for a long time. The thing will be, once the playing days are over, hip replacement is almost certain. With the advancements made in joint replacement technology, it's no longer the life sentence that it's made out to be either. Honestly, I don't think the Flyers were willing to see if Emery could rebound from the necrosis though because for the first several weeks after getting his hip operated on, even Emery wasn't sure if he would ever play again. As much as Holmgren gets thrown under the bus for the moves he does and doesn't make, it was pretty smart to walk away from this. I know he was interested when Ray started playing again, but sometimes it's better to not take that chance.

GKJ 03-02-2013 08:57 AM

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Originally Posted by JABEE (Post 60777019)
I still don't understand why they resigned Leighton this year if injuries were an excuse for giving up on Emery. Not only has Leighton failed to prove to be a competent back-up in this league, but he also has been a very injury-prone player during his tenure with the Flyers.

That one's the coach. We know he has undying loyalty to Leighton for some reason. And the GM obviously feels that one backup isn't any different from the next, that's why he keeps bringing back Leighton and Boucher.


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