Thread: Confirmed with Link: Leighton Extension in works
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03-12-2010, 09:50 AM
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Originally Posted by FlyHigh View Post
Well, I don't really think Boucher is an NHL backup on our team, but I still have my doubts about Leighton too who seems to be good for 1-2 soft goals per game.
The problem here is bigger than whether you think Boucher is a good backup option for us (I think he's fine). We've been right up against the 50 contract line recently, so if you go and sign Leighton you're adding one more contract (even if you waive Boucher...he'll be one of your 50 if no one bothers to pick him up).

Why is Holmgren terrified of playing any of these situations with a bit of flexibility? Unless you think Leighton is going to be your starter next year--[barf]--there's no good reason to be worrying about re-signing him right now. Just let it sit...see what plays out after the season at goalie...if Leighton does sign elsewhere, I think we'll be alright.

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