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08-24-2012, 10:32 AM
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Originally Posted by Haute Couturier View Post
Biron has a career .911 save percentage. I think he is more likely to be competent next year although he is getting older. I also think Bobs would have been more likely to perform well on the Flyers than Leighton. Leighton has been out of the league for two years at the age of 31. I'm not even sure he can handle the speed of the game at this point. Heck I'd even rather give Hovinen a shot.
I'm not saying Leighton was the best or will be the best backup in the league, but Biron's .904 save percentage at age 34 on a far superior defensive team should not be acceptable if Leighton's numbers are not. Biron is a better goalie. That is not a question, but Leighton has shown he can put up those numbers (don't say he can't because the fact that he has unequivocally shows that he can). He'll be fine. Give it a rest, there will be plenty to complain about when Leighton loses his first game and plenty of bogus excuses to be made when Leighton gets his first shutout.

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