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View Poll Results: Do you keep Boucher or Leighton
Boucher 35 37.63%
Leighton 58 62.37%
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01-11-2010, 05:53 PM
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I don't really see how you can trust Boucher any more than Leigthon. They both have terrible career save % of .899, Boucher has a few extra years of being mediocre in the old NHL. And well they both are back ups at best but one is cheaper, younger, and playing better this year. Neither one has a better long term track record.
Boucher has shown stretches of being pretty good in his career...that's one thing Leighton hasn't had yet. I'm waiting for Leighton to collapse, but I'm enjoying the ride.

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01-11-2010, 06:18 PM
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I really don't know. Leighton has the hot hand right now but how many times have you noticed him looking around for the puck, not having a clue where it is? It seems he has good vision if the puck is right in front of him but his peripheral vision is terrible. Rebounds? Bruuuutal.

But he's winning. I really don't know what the answer is.

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01-11-2010, 06:21 PM
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You put just about any goalie behind this team, the way it's playing right now, and there will be success.

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01-11-2010, 09:45 PM
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I can't believe I just voted for ML. He gets my vote for 1 reason and 1 reason only. Were earning points with him in net.

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01-11-2010, 10:15 PM
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i picked Leighton simply because of the contract/cap hit

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01-11-2010, 10:43 PM
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I really don't know. Leighton has the hot hand right now but how many times have you noticed him looking around for the puck, not having a clue where it is? It seems he has good vision if the puck is right in front of him but his peripheral vision is terrible. Rebounds? Bruuuutal.

But he's winning. I really don't know what the answer is.
The danger with Leighton is that the horseshoe will fall out.

Ideally, they could waive Boucher hoping no one takes him. He can play in the AHL and they won't risk losing him on recall because any recall would be an emergency injury recall, right?

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01-11-2010, 10:43 PM
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Boucher has shown stretches of being pretty good in his career...that's one thing Leighton hasn't had yet. I'm waiting for Leighton to collapse, but I'm enjoying the ride.
He's having it right now. I get your point though.

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01-11-2010, 10:48 PM
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i say make boucher apart of a deal for Harding and Roll with Emery/Harding

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01-11-2010, 11:08 PM
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He's having it right now. I get your point though.

Leighton's stretch so far is 10 games roughly...Boucher's stretches lasted at least a season (SJ, Phx had a nice run and at first with us.)

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01-11-2010, 11:16 PM
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Leighton's stretch so far is 10 games roughly...Boucher's stretches lasted at least a season (SJ, Phx had a nice run and at first with us.)
If you check his GP and save % for those runs they are a lot more disappointing then you remember. SJ is the only place he really had good stretches but he only played 20 some games and he is at 17 games played already and doesn't seem to have the form he had in SJ.

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01-11-2010, 11:20 PM
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If you check his GP and save % for those runs they are a lot more disappointing then you remember. SJ is the only place he really had good stretches but he only played 20 some games and he is at 17 games played already and doesn't seem to have the form he had in SJ.
You can't really compared the sorry sack of **** team Boucher played behind with the San Jose Sharks.

Of course, we are talking about the regular season San Jose Sharks...

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01-12-2010, 07:28 AM
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I voted Boucher, but only after Leighton cools off.

The problem with Michael Leighton is that he is Michael Leighton.

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01-12-2010, 08:04 AM
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No offense (really, unlike all of my other posts) but I would be shocked if the votes weren't split by those who have seen Leighton play over the past few seasons and those who really have only seen him play here.
Yeah, but the same thing could be said of Boucher.

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01-12-2010, 08:06 AM
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Boucher has shown stretches of being pretty good in his career...that's one thing Leighton hasn't had yet. I'm waiting for Leighton to collapse, but I'm enjoying the ride.
What do you call this season then?

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01-12-2010, 08:22 AM
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If people think Leighton can continue to play the way he's playing, they are crazy. Its great while it lasts but he will cool off. Boucher is a much more consistent backup.

Also, Boucher played pretty good for the most part while he was in. Unfortunately no one else on the team was playing good and they couldn't score goals. If the team was playing in front of him the way they are playing in front of Leighton then Boucher would like Brodeur too.

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01-12-2010, 08:43 AM
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lavi has a relationship with leighton and i think that more than his play will be the deciding factor. boosh's familarity with and to the organisation will be the counter argument. its the devil we know verses the devil he knows. personally i think boosh is teh better goaltender and has played better this year but i also think leightons flaws(big juicy rebounds) may be easier to cover given the team around him. leighton is probably the better backup but boosh is the better insurance policy.

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01-12-2010, 09:01 AM
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is trade for Halak an option?

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It's been said but, lavi obviously likes Leighton and has a relationship with him. Leighton has proven to be more solid with a heavier workload. If boosh was to take a clear back up role with emery being 100% healthy I would have voted for boosh since I think he would be better at that role. However, since emerys health is a question mark the backup will have to fill in the extra games and I think Leighton can and will be more successful with the added workload. Plus his cap hit, age and hot streak all play a role in my decision as well. Keep the hot hand and deal the gut shot.
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edit: I'm also talking about THIS season, previous seasons don't really mean anything to me as far as comparing them to how players are playing this season. Also everyone says leighton will cool down which he prob will but has anyone here really seen Leighton play as much as we are now to really predict his future play with any real certainty?

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01-12-2010, 11:18 AM
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This is weird. Goalies have always been flyers weak point, suddenly they have 3 good goalies and don't know how to deal with it or who to keep

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This is weird. Goalies have always been flyers weak point, suddenly they have 3 good goalies and don't know how to deal with it or who to keep
3 good goalies is not exactly the situation... we have 1 good goalie who is coming off an injury and 2 average to below average goalies who are competing for a backup spot.

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edit: I'm also talking about THIS season, previous seasons don't really mean anything to me as far as comparing them to how players are playing this season. Also everyone says leighton will cool down which he prob will but has anyone here really seen Leighton play as much as we are now to really predict his future play with any real certainty?
That doesn't make sense.

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01-12-2010, 02:41 PM
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That doesn't make sense.
That was my point. Just cant type or really proofread enough to make it make sense on top of a high reach.

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3 good goalies is not exactly the situation... we have 1 good goalie who is coming off an injury and 2 average to below average goalies who are competing for a backup spot.
Leighton has brought the Flyers back into the playoff race, and you call him below average? I wonder what a goalie has to do to make you satisfied..

I think Leighton will remain in net as long as he stays sharp, then he'll become the backup for Emery. Boucher will probably hit waivers.

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01-12-2010, 03:07 PM
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Leighton has brought the Flyers back into the playoff race, and you call him below average? I wonder what a goalie has to do to make you satisfied..

I think Leighton will remain in net as long as he stays sharp, then he'll become the backup for Emery. Boucher will probably hit waivers.
Leighton is not just below average.

He is a perpetually out of position rebound machine.

Boucher is a better goalie. That's not the question here. The real questions is will we revert back to that terrible team we were in front of Boucher?

I don't think that is likely, but how much do we want to play with the chemistry?

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01-12-2010, 04:48 PM
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Edge to Bouch for sentimentality

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