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chaosof99* 04-11-2010 07:33 PM

Leighton update?
 
Sorry, but what's the most recent about Leighton. I'm not sure anymore how long he was said to be out. When could we expect him to return, provided we survive the playoffs long enough?

HoverCarle* 04-11-2010 07:34 PM

If we survive long enough, it will be because Boucher is playing well.

And High ankle sprains are long injuries, I think they said 8-10 weeks when he first got hurt

Viller 04-11-2010 07:38 PM

It was 7 or 8 weeks like a month ago. Like HC said, If we get that far it will be because Boucher has been playing well. I doubt they think about putting Leighton back in after that kind of injury anyway, unless Boucher gets blown out.

HoverCarle* 04-11-2010 07:41 PM

Im interested about backlund's status too

MiamiScreamingEagles 04-11-2010 07:43 PM

Unless something changes, Backlund will be the chosen backup to open the Devils' series.

Leighton could return for Round 2 if it gets to that but his status is still up in the air.

Dig Out Your Soul 04-11-2010 07:57 PM

Leighton was riding a once in a lifetime hot streak. Even if we make it past the Debs you don't put a cold career third stringer into the middle of the playoffs.

TheTaekster 04-11-2010 08:30 PM

It's Boucher or bust, period. We all have to hope he finds his inner 2000 Boosh and carries us for a round or two.

King Fish 04-11-2010 08:52 PM

I would want Leighton as our backup, Backlund is an ECHL goalie.

HoverCarle* 04-11-2010 08:55 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by King Fish (Post 25097983)
I would want Leighton as our backup, Backlund is an ECHL goalie.

Duchesne and Teslak, yes. But Backlund? Dude has played well in the SEL and played alright on a horrible phantoms team. He has talent

CS 04-11-2010 09:01 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Hovercraft (Post 25098063)
Duchesne and Teslak, yes. But Backlund? Dude has played well in the SEL and played alright on a horrible phantoms team. He has talent

Not to mention he was named the Phantoms' MVP this season.

Seriously, Backlund is no joke.

KimiFerrari 04-11-2010 09:16 PM

Even though Boooosh has played well enough during this last stretch. I still feel nervous every time a shot gets to him.

I would be very willing to pull the trigger to put Backlund in, but Leighton is not going to see another game this season.

chaosof99* 04-12-2010 02:14 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by King Fish (Post 25097983)
I would want Leighton as our backup, Backlund is an ECHL goalie.

I agree with the first part which is exactly why I'm asking the question (seems a lot of people mistook me wanting to start Leighton all of a sudden). I strongly disagree with the 2nd part though. Backlund was pretty much the reason the Phantoms had a chance to get into the playoffs before March started and they completely blew up.

six sigma 04-12-2010 10:28 AM

Pretty sure I heard JJ or Jones say that he was still ~3 weeks out.

soldmysoul2rocknroll 04-12-2010 10:33 AM

I think Backlund could offer us the element of surprise (If the team where to need him to play that is) no team has really faced him.

Synthetic 04-12-2010 03:45 PM

Leighton will pull another savior move and come in after Boosh has us down 3-0 to the Caps in Round 2....and he will take us to the Cup!

fire bettman 04-12-2010 04:23 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by King Fish (Post 25097983)
I would want Leighton as our backup, Backlund is an ECHL goalie.

:huh:

Backlund has the potential to be a solid NHLer. If I were you, I'd start to warm up to him because I would bet that he's going to get to see some starts with the Flyers next season.

HoverCarle* 04-12-2010 04:30 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by fire bettman (Post 25117159)
:huh:

Backlund has the potential to be a solid NHLer. If I were you, I'd start to warm up to him because I would bet that he's going to get to see some starts with the Flyers next season.

If he doesnt go back to Europe. We can't have 3 backup goalies on the team and no starter

Garbage Goal 04-12-2010 09:44 PM

Even if, hypothetically, Leighton somehow comes back by the second round and the Flyers make it to the second round, I'd go with Backlund over Leighton if Boosh falters.

fire bettman 04-13-2010 01:43 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Hovercraft (Post 25117317)
If he doesnt go back to Europe. We can't have 3 backup goalies on the team and no starter

2 goalies for the Phantoms, 1 backup for the Flyers (let Boosh, Leights and Backlund battle it out) and a starter that Homer can work out over the summer? I'd be pretty damn happy with our goalie situation if that was the case. Who knows how realistic it is though.

Quote:

Originally Posted by Garbage Goal (Post 25123974)
Even if, hypothetically, Leighton somehow comes back by the second round and the Flyers make it to the second round, I'd go with Backlund over Leighton if Boosh falters.

I think you'd be alone in that thought process. I think Lavy and Homer both would opt for Leighton, there have been 2 games so far that he hasn't played well for the Flyers, why wouldn't you want to go with him?

PHLflyers10 04-13-2010 10:12 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by fire bettman (Post 25127697)
I think you'd be alone in that thought process. I think Lavy and Homer both would opt for Leighton, there have been 2 games so far that he hasn't played well for the Flyers, why wouldn't you want to go with him?

The thought of Homer and Lavy not even considering Backlund would worry me more than having Backlund in net. Management would need to consider (if this situation were to arise):

- How well is Backlund playing currently at practice
- How will is the team playing in front of the goalie
- What is the series standing
- Is Leighton even in playoff mode/shape both physically and mentally
- Etc

Far more factors would need to be weighed in and to just opt for Leighton because he has performed well PREVIOUSLY would be (in my personal opinion) idiotic.

/not defending backlund and would prefer Leighton... but would prefer a W over my goalie preference when/if the time comes.

HoverCarle* 04-13-2010 10:23 AM

The point is: if we are in the playoffs long enough for Leighton to be healthy, it is because Boucher has played well, so he wont get replaced

CS 04-13-2010 11:33 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Hovercraft (Post 25131280)
The point is: if we are in the playoffs long enough for Leighton to be healthy, it is because Boucher has played well, so he wont get replaced

The good thing about a 7 game series is that if a goalie implodes early, you have a chance to correct it.

If Leighton is healthy and Boucher has a bad game, I'm 100000% sure Laviolette won't hesitate to pull that trigger regardless of how instrumental Boucher was to us arriving in the playoffs.

fire bettman 04-13-2010 01:55 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by PHLflyers10 (Post 25131119)
The thought of Homer and Lavy not even considering Backlund would worry me more than having Backlund in net. Management would need to consider (if this situation were to arise):

- How well is Backlund playing currently at practice
- How will is the team playing in front of the goalie
- What is the series standing
- Is Leighton even in playoff mode/shape both physically and mentally
- Etc

Far more factors would need to be weighed in and to just opt for Leighton because he has performed well PREVIOUSLY would be (in my personal opinion) idiotic.

/not defending backlund and would prefer Leighton... but would prefer a W over my goalie preference when/if the time comes.

I was speaking as if both were equally healthy. And when I said he has played well previously, I'm considering how he has walked into situations where you would expect him to fail and he doesn't... like when Emery was back for around 10? games or so then had to be pulled and Leights picked up right where he left off and played exceptionally.

Quote:

Originally Posted by Chris Shafer (Post 25132725)
The good thing about a 7 game series is that if a goalie implodes early, you have a chance to correct it.

If Leighton is healthy and Boucher has a bad game, I'm 100000% sure Laviolette won't hesitate to pull that trigger regardless of how instrumental Boucher was to us arriving in the playoffs.

this..... if it was still Stevens behind the bench, it would probably be a different story though.


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