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Are you comfortable with Leighton and Boucher duo 2010-11?

View Poll Results: Are you comfortable with Leighton and Boucher duo 2010-11?
Yes 14 10.14%
No 74 53.62%
What can you do? 50 36.23%
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07-22-2010, 03:54 PM
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Yes I do. I don't get uncomfortable until I know it's a problem.
By that time, we won't have cap room for anythign good.

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07-22-2010, 04:00 PM
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Would prefer a better tandem, but I am ok with Leighton for now. Would have preferred a better situation given how much cap space we had to spend. Unlike most, I don't think Leighton is ECHL fodder.

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07-22-2010, 04:02 PM
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Where's Emery? He's not listed on the roster, Parent gone too.

I see a pattern here. Those two along with Gagne and Tollefsen had injury problems last season, Homer "fired" all four of them. If you sign with the Flyers you better not get injured
Briere
Betts
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All suffered injuries of some description last year, and yet they're magically still Flyers....

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Briere
Betts
Powe
Lappy
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Leighton
Boucher

All suffered injuries of some description last year, and yet they're magically still Flyers....
Considering none of them are defensemen, they're probably on the way out too.

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No, I don't see how any one could be confident. Hell, its possible that it could work well, but there are lots of potential pitfalls, like injuries for one.

For the record I'd rather have OKT and more cap room/Gagne than Meszaros or Walker.

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No, I don't see how any one could be confident. Hell, its possible that it could work well, but there are lots of potential pitfalls, like injuries for one.

For the record I'd rather have OKT and more cap room/Gagne than Meszaros or Walker.
Shhhhhhhhhhhhhhh. You don't know what you're saying.....

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By that time, we won't have cap room for anythign good.
With the options they have to work Turco in, if it gets to that point, they have bigger problems than goaltending, and I'll gladly jump on to the Fire Homer bandwagon. Until then, we'll see.

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07-22-2010, 04:15 PM
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With the options they have to work Turco in, if it gets to that point, they have bigger problems than goaltending, and I'll gladly jump on to the Fire Homer bandwagon. Until then, we'll see.
What problems? The only other problem I can see from over here is discipline. Was that what you were referring to?

Discipline is not even a problem under current head coach. It’s a working progress. Now, if we still had J.Stevens then yes. It is unsolvable problem.

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What problems? The only other problem I can see from over here is discipline. Was that what you were referring to?

Discipline is not even a problem under current head coach. It’s a working progress. Now, if we still had J.Stevens then yes. It is unsolvable problem.
Management.

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However, asking where Emery is and arguing that there is is some conspiracy against injured players... high comedy. I mean, why wouldn't Homer re-sign a guy that as of now is physically incapable of playing hockey and may never be able to play again? It's just the right thing to do!


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What problems? The only other problem I can see from over here is discipline. Was that what you were referring to?

Discipline is not even a problem under current head coach. It’s a working progress. Now, if we still had J.Stevens then yes. It is unsolvable problem.
It's amazing what giving each player a clearly defined role and meeting with them regularly for frank discussion can do for a team.

I think that's like, I dunno, leadership.

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I voted Yes - I was hoping Leighton would come back early from injury in the playoffs, play well and show that his regular season was no fluke. He did that, got spanked in the finals, but I am OK with Leighton to start the season. I understand this will come with a major flaming.

My preference would be Leighton/Turco, but if we started the season tomorrow, I have confidence in Leighton - especially in front of this team. Sorry, I should have just left this post alone.....

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I voted Yes - I was hoping Leighton would come back early from injury in the playoffs, play well and show that his regular season was no fluke. He did that, got spanked in the finals, but I am OK with Leighton to start the season. I understand this will come with a major flaming.

My preference would be Leighton/Turco, but if we started the season tomorrow, I have confidence in Leighton - especially in front of this team. Sorry, I should have just left this post alone.....
Everyone is entitled to their opinion. I don't happen to agree with it, but then you don't agree with mine. There's only a problem if one of us chooses to be a dick about it.

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Anyone who says "yes" is either a troll or a jolly green dumbass.

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I'm sure he didn't, it just wasn't here.

However, asking where Emery is and arguing that there is is some conspiracy against injured players... high comedy. I mean, why wouldn't Homer re-sign a guy that as of now is physically incapable of playing hockey and may ever be able to play again? It's just the right thing to do!
You know what else is? Giving Leighton the reins. Why not? He's a good guy! He deserves it! He's paid his dues!

Pay no attention to his NHL statistics and his body of work as a whole. Matter of fact, don't even pay attention to how he looks when you actually watch him play. Holmgren has shown that he knows exactly what he's doing -- so let's just sit back and enjoy the Michael Leighton years.

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It's amazing what giving each player a clearly defined role and meeting with them regularly for frank discussion can do for a team.

I think that's like, I dunno, leadership.
Leadership or no leadership. When head coach lays down a low and makes some of your core players bag skate. You know where leadership is coming from. In hockey a lots of times is starts with head coach unless you have well oiled machine like NJ Devils in mid 90th, same thing you could say about now days Red Wings, or wings under Yzerman.

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Everyone is entitled to their opinion. I don't happen to agree with it, but then you don't agree with mine. There's only a problem if one of us chooses to be a dick about it.
Agreed. I know where you stand and you know where I stand. If 50 games into next year Leighton is having a Craig Anderson year, then I won't be here saying - see, told ya - but I will be very happy. If 50 games into next year Backlund is starting, I fully suspect everyone to be saying, see Homer, told ya. And honestly, that would be correct. Even though I have faith in Leighton, I 100% agree that Homer is taking a HUGE risk here. Again, my preference would be Leighton/Turco. But I do like Leighton. And hopefully, I am not being a dick about it

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Agreed. I know where you stand and you know where I stand. If 50 games into next year Leighton is having a Craig Anderson year, then I won't be here saying - see, told ya - but I will be very happy. If 50 games into next year Backlund is starting, I fully suspect everyone to be saying, see Homer, told ya. And honestly, that would be correct. Even though I have faith in Leighton, I 100% agree that Homer is taking a HUGE risk here. Again, my preference would be Leighton/Turco. But I do like Leighton. And hopefully, I am not being a dick about it
Turco is a gamble and I'd want Leighton as the backup in case **** goes wrong.

But there is a better than average chance that an aging Turco with our defense in front of him can make a strong return to form.

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Briere
Betts
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Lappy
Carter
Leighton
Boucher

All suffered injuries of some description last year, and yet they're magically still Flyers....
I did not include a sore thumb. Two weeks or more on IR and you can obviously kiss your future as a Flyer goodbye. That's bad I'd say.

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Agreed. I know where you stand and you know where I stand. If 50 games into next year Leighton is having a Craig Anderson year, then I won't be here saying - see, told ya - but I will be very happy. If 50 games into next year Backlund is starting, I fully suspect everyone to be saying, see Homer, told ya. And honestly, that would be correct. Even though I have faith in Leighton, I 100% agree that Homer is taking a HUGE risk here. Again, my preference would be Leighton/Turco. But I do like Leighton. And hopefully, I am not being a dick about it
My issue is that, I think even Backlund could post a .905-.910 sv% with our team. I genuinely don't believe it's going to be difficult to play behind our squad. As someone (I believe Jester) said earlier, I'm of the belief that whoever is in net will be fine against most squads, but struggle against the better ones.

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Where's Emery? He's not listed on the roster, Parent gone too.

I see a pattern here. Those two along with Gagne and Tollefsen had injury problems last season, Homer "fired" all four of them. If you sign with the Flyers you better not get injured

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Until they prove they can't be trusted, there is no reason not to trust them. Boucher played great when he had. As did Leighton. Would I like a better option? Of course. But I am not going to call the season over because of the duo that backstopped the team to an Eastern Conference Championship.

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Until they prove they can't be trusted, there is no reason not to trust them. Boucher played great when he had. As did Leighton. Would I like a better option? Of course. But I am not going to call the season over because of the duo that backstopped the team to an Eastern Conference Championship.
They kind of have proven that.

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Turco is a gamble and I'd want Leighton as the backup in case **** goes wrong.

But there is a better than average chance that an aging Turco with our defense in front of him can make a strong return to form.
Honestly, if we sign Turco.....I don't think they are handing him the keys and saying drive. He will have to beat out Leighton to get the #1 job. But Leighton/Turco I think one of those goalies has a great year. And more importantly, when one gets cold, a solid replacement is there to take over.

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I voted "what can you do" because really...what can you do?

The thing is, I didn't really love any of the FA options either. The UFA's were a bunch of career backups (a crapshoot), aging Turco, and Nabokov. I'm willing to ride with Leighton (since we don't have a choice anyway) and hope that he can tighten up his 5-hole issues, but that Kane goal haunts me. I'm going to hate watching Flyers games filled with anxiety because the most inocuous shot might find its way through.

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