Pre #2: Flyers vs. Maple Leafs @ London, ON - Thursday, Sept. 23, 2010 - 7:00 PM (ET)
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09-24-2010, 11:16 AM
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Highly highly disagree. He did make some nice saves but his rebound control last night was TERRIBLE. He got very lucky the Leafs werent crashing the net at all or it could have been a goal. One, I remember is Kadri taking a bad angle shot and Boosh putting it right in the center. Lehtivouri or Bourdon came in and poked it away before a Leaf got to it.
Also disagree with Leighton facing the same caliber. Leighton did terrible but Im more scared of Langenbrunner and Elias then Versteeg and Kadri. Just those two had more chances then Kadri and Versteeg had.
Before Im ready to name him our starter and this years goalie, I wanna see a few more games against better competition. Boosh is greatly known for being hot one game and then letting in 5 goals the next. This doesnt say I want Leighton as our starter, but I have 0 confidence in Boosh.
I'm not comfortable naming him the starter either, and I'm not advocating that. But I honestly think he has more talent than Leighton, though as you've noted he's historically very hot and cold.
And he may have given up one or two bad rebounds all night but Leighton gives up a couple of rebounds on every single shot (hyperbole and mathematic impossibility, I know). Most of the shots I saw in on net he smothered or controlled in front of him and gathered right away, rather than poking them right out to an opposing player to snipe high blocker.
Leighton was absolutely terrible on Tuesday.
Boosh was very solid last night.
That's all I'm saying. I already stated numerous times that I'm not reading a whole lot into < 2 games of preseason, but so far Boosh looks a lot better than Leighton and I'm not sure whether I should be happy he looks good, or terrified that Leighton looks that bad.
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