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12-29-2010, 02:36 PM
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Originally Posted by DrinkFightFlyers View Post
I didn't hear that about his foot. Obviously, if he is still injured I would not advocate starting him, but if he is healthy then let him play. I know everyone hates Michael Leighton but if he puts up the same numbers he did last year I would be more than happy.
All that is fine... but you're ignoring that Boucher has been playing extremely well of late (no reason Leighton should be given a spot start just because with Boucher putting up the numbers he's been putting up) and Bob has been solid all year outside of a few hiccups.

Leighton put up a .918 last year (which I don't think he will replicate anytime soon)

Bob has a .919 right now (and clearly is the goalie we need to be getting reps)

Boucher has posted a .916 this year, and is riding a .936 in December.

I'm sorry, a recovering Michael Leighton does not deserve to be handed a start over either of those guys right now. Will he get in a game eventually? Sure. However, it isn't some biased dislike of Leighton that leads to stating that he is quite likely to give us weaker goaltending than we've been getting.

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