Thread: Speculation: Theodore, a possible choice?
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09-30-2010, 12:49 PM
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Originally Posted by ctay View Post
Leighton will be laid up for at least a month with his back injury. After October, he'll be re-evaluated to see if he can continue as the #1 goaltender for the Flyers. For the time being, Boucher and Backlund are slated to go in net for the Flyers. Bobrovsky and Morrison will most likely begin with the Phantoms. Backlund will start in goal for at least one of the remaining two preseason games. After October 3rd, they'll make the final decision as to whether Bobrovsky could unseat Backlund as Boucher's backup, but Jeff Reese has been vehemently against it saying Bobrovsky needs at least 6 months of development with the Phantoms.

If after October Leighton's back problems persist they'll have to make other arrangements. They won't stick with Boucher for the remainder of the season, but contrary to what some French speaking columnist may say, the Flyers are not looking at Jose Theodore. At age 35, Marty Turco signed for 1.3 mil and he never won the Hart or Vezina trophy. Theodore is 34 and will want at least 2 million. They'll be looking for a trade, and with an excess of defensemen that's what they'll look to move.
Im pretty sure Morrison was sent back to juniors... Riopel will be the backup most likely

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