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03-06-2013, 12:06 PM
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Originally Posted by DrinkFightFlyers View Post
I think that is why he was talking about hindsight. Yes he was given all these chances and blew them but when he was signed after being waived all those times, it was possible for him to turn out to be better than what those waiving teams thought they were waiving. Clearly that was not the case, but I believe what he was saying is that just because you sign someone that got waived (even multiple times) it doesn't mean that the guy is going to be waived again in the future or that it is a per se bad signing.
With Leighton the "possibility" was like humans figuring out how to travel at the speed of light. In any case, if we limit it to the Flyers..they should have cut off ties with him after the Finals and when he wasn't forthcoming with his back injury. Unfortunately, he was resurrected like Lazerus for a critical game in the playoffs that nearly got the Flyers ousted in the first round. He went AWOL after that outing and had some kind of nervous breakdown supposedly. To add insult to injury...Holmgren actually considers him to be an option at backup after Bryz had a terrible season last year. It just baffles the mind that this Leighton caricature continues to get chances at the NHL level after he has proven time and time again more so than Anderson that HE DOES NOT BELONG!

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