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Flyers Sign Michael Leighton (1-year @ $900k)
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07-02-2012, 02:03 PM
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Leighton's biggest strength is that he is a known quantity. The coach likes him, the GM likes him, and I'm sure he gets along with the players (otherwise I doubt they would sign him). The role of the backup goalie is to not be seen. You don't want a "Bryz" personality as a backup, and we know we won't with Leighton.
The extra couple hundred k, and at worst the need to trade a 7th pick at some point, is worth less than having a known quantity in the lockeroom.
In other words his biggest strength is that the GM has a soft spot for him. The known quantity we are getting is an AHL goalie that has played 3 times as many games in the AHL than the NHL.
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