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Komarov47 11-16-2010 09:06 AM

What's next when Leighton is back?
 
Hello Flyers fans ! Sorry if a thread already been made about it, but i wandered if Bobrovsky would still be the #1 when Leighton will be back from his injury?

FreshPerspective 11-16-2010 09:09 AM

Who is this Leighton fellow you speak of? :sarcasm:

Komarov47 11-16-2010 09:16 AM

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Originally Posted by DrDoom (Post 28979095)
Who is this Leighton fellow you speak of? :sarcasm:

Some dude who was your #1 goalie at the start of the season !

flountown 11-16-2010 09:18 AM

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Originally Posted by Joe Big Bear (Post 28979182)
Some dude who was your #1 goalie at the start of the season !

No, I think you mean Brian Boucher, it was his job to lose to the Russian, did this Leighton guy even get an invite to training camp?

FreshPerspective 11-16-2010 09:21 AM

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Originally Posted by Joe Big Bear (Post 28979182)
Some dude who was your #1 goalie at the start of the season !

Still no clue???

Our number 1 goalie has been Bob?

I have some vague recollection of a goalie with a similar name ...it rhymed with Hatin' and it stemmed from a bad goal he gave up but I have a bit of amnesia from trauma I suffered in the spring.

Komarov47 11-16-2010 09:21 AM

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Originally Posted by flountown (Post 28979191)
No, I think you mean Brian Boucher, it was his job to lose to the Russian, did this Leighton guy even get an invite to training camp?

Yes my bad ! No seriously what's Homer plan next?

flountown 11-16-2010 09:28 AM

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Originally Posted by Joe Big Bear (Post 28979240)
Yes my bad ! No seriously what's Homer plan next?


Just ask him, holmgren.paul@philadelphiaflyers.com

might2mash 11-16-2010 09:32 AM

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Originally Posted by Joe Big Bear (Post 28979240)
Yes my bad ! No seriously what's Homer plan next?

Seriously, no one knows. I would say 90% of fans want Bob to continue on as the starter, and 10% were deluded into thinking Leighton actually has talent. Of course, their only argument when presented with facts was "the team just wins with him!" Now that Bob allows them to do that and take care of things offensively without worrying, it has to be his job to lose.

Optimally, Boosh/Leighton would need to battle it out for the backup spot. However, I'm not sure we'll keep both on the roster long enough for that to happen.

Beef Invictus 11-16-2010 09:37 AM

Well, Boosh is equal to or better than Leighton, and his cap hit is less. He also isn't rehabbing from back surgery.

BernieParent 11-16-2010 12:20 PM

The suspicious part of my brain sees Boucher's latest praise for Bob as a strategic move to indicate that he (Boucher) would be a good #2 because he knows his place, rather than losing his seat on the bench to Leighton. But that's just my little conspiracy theorist working overtime.

Terence Peterman 11-16-2010 12:22 PM

Leighton's going to be the backup and Boucher's going to get moved somewhere. With the way he's playing, Bobrovsky isn't giving them a choice.

Valhoun* 11-16-2010 12:26 PM

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Originally Posted by BernieParent (Post 28982029)
The suspicious part of my brain sees Boucher's latest praise for Bob as a strategic move to indicate that he (Boucher) would be a good #2 because he knows his place, rather than losing his seat on the bench to Leighton. But that's just my little conspiracy theorist working overtime.

Boucher is a bit cheaper as well.

Flyskippy 11-16-2010 12:43 PM

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Originally Posted by Valhoun (Post 28982137)
Boucher is a bit cheaper as well.

http://static.foxsports.com/fe/image...0x170/1921.jpg

And generally happier.

http://static.foxsports.com/fe/image...0x170/2804.jpg

See? Who's more likely to laugh at Bobrovsky's cool comments once the Russian masters English?

Cartsiephan* 11-16-2010 12:58 PM

Ray Emery.

Cleary84 11-16-2010 01:00 PM

Leighton looks so ****ing dumb in that picture.

RJ8812 11-16-2010 02:00 PM

once he recovers, he'll be sent to Adirondack for a conditioning stint....after what, who knows?

jd2210 11-16-2010 02:13 PM

What I would like to see is:

Bob starts but Leighton takes 1/4 or so of the games

Boosh gets waived and starts for the Phantoms.

Backlund gets dealt somewhere for a late pick

Stewart gets demoted to the ECHL and Riopel backs up Boosh.

BillyShoe1721 11-16-2010 03:47 PM

http://flyersorangecrush.files.wordp...ers_hockey.jpg

decadentia 11-16-2010 03:51 PM

If Leighton comes back and it somehow messes Bob's mojo, i'll be pissed. Call me superstitious.

captainpaxil 11-16-2010 04:09 PM

im of the opinion that bob will be sent down and boosh and leighton will contend for the backup spot over say 10 games after which one of them will be waived and bobrovski recalled.

SolidSnakeUS 11-16-2010 04:11 PM

I don't hate Leighton, but to be honest, as a person and how things are staking out for him, I'd rather have Boosh. Seriously, probably one of the great guys on the team and competes probably way more than Leighton.

But in the end, Bob has the #1 position.

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Originally Posted by jd2210 (Post 28984040)
What I would like to see is:

Bob starts but Leighton takes 1/4 or so of the games

Boosh gets waived and starts for the Phantoms.

Backlund gets dealt somewhere for a late pick

Stewart gets demoted to the ECHL and Riopel backs up Boosh.

Boosh would want a trade to make sure he didn't end up in the AHL again. He's good enough to be in the NHL, he shouldn't be down there at all.

Edler4Norris 11-16-2010 05:11 PM

Bobrovsky should not even be worried as far as Leighton is concerned. I would say that Leighton has done more in my mind to have here than Boucher.


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