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12-13-2010, 04:09 PM
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we better not start Leighton vs Pittsburgh
I agree with you 95%. There is a little part of me that actually wants MFL to get lit the **** up and sent back to the AHL where he belongs.

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12-13-2010, 04:22 PM
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IF Flyers waive Leighton? I doubt someone picks him up.

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12-13-2010, 04:25 PM
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IF Flyers waive Leighton? I doubt someone picks him up.
Seriously, who the **** would pick him up. He isnt good, hasnt played a game in the NHL this year, and has just come off back surgery. No one in their right mind would pick him up.

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12-13-2010, 04:35 PM
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So they have tried to trade Zherdev, Walker is worthless and Leighton is a cap problem. Seriously, trade out Zherdev, Leighton and Shelley for something.

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12-13-2010, 04:43 PM
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Seriously, who the **** would pick him up. He isnt good, hasnt played a game in the NHL this year, and has just come off back surgery. No one in their right mind would pick him up.
TB would probably still take a chance on him.

10 straight games with 3+ GA

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12-13-2010, 04:45 PM
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IF Flyers waive Leighton? I doubt someone picks him up.
Some team would pick him up. But I doubt we waive him....

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12-13-2010, 04:46 PM
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Some team would pick him up. But I doubt we waive him....
Coming off of a serious injury? I doubt it.

Hell, I could see a team going after Nabokov sooner, since he was just released by his KHL team.

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12-13-2010, 04:57 PM
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TB would probably still take a chance on him.

10 straight games with 3+ GA
Wow, your goaltending must be pretty crappy if you're turning to Leighton as a potential savior.

Ouch, what does that say about us?

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12-13-2010, 04:58 PM
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I was really wondering why Lappy wasn't on LTIR already. It's really sad though.

As for the goaltending situation, I don't see a reason why not to carry all 3 for now and see how Leighton is doing. The team should have the cap space to have all 3 for some time and see how it develops. Bob is however clearly the go to guy for now, including tomorrows game.

As for Zherdev, I don't see a reason to move him just yet. While he isn't as top end as we hoped for, he does bring some skill with him and could help the shootout we've been sucking in, provided he gets the chance. I wouldn't mind Wellwood taking his place though if push comes to shove and we can strike a decent deal for some draft picks or an upgrade, even if slight.

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12-13-2010, 05:02 PM
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TB would probably still take a chance on him.

10 straight games with 3+ GA

Maybe they will give us our damn 2nd back

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12-13-2010, 05:13 PM
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I smell Rathje all over this Walker situation.

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12-13-2010, 05:42 PM
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So they have tried to trade Zherdev, Walker is worthless and Leighton is a cap problem. Seriously, trade out Zherdev, Leighton and Shelley for something.
i offered up zherdev and shelley to a cbj fan on the trade rumors board... i think the fans would love to have both of them back, but the fans aren't the gm. i'm hoping for a 2nd rounder for zherdev.

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12-13-2010, 05:44 PM
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the **** is the point of putting Lappy and Walker both on LTIR? We don't need that much space.

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12-13-2010, 05:46 PM
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TB would probably still take a chance on him.

10 straight games with 3+ GA
Although their goaltending sucks, I find it doubtful Tampa does this. Leighton is no sure-fire bet to be better than Ellis or Smith. We're talking a career backup who hasn't played all year coming off back surgery.

Leighton is a backup goalie who is overpaid. I think Yzerman is smarter than to reach for that, personally. I think he knows Leighton is not the answer for that team. I think Stevie Y makes a move for a more proven guy closer to the deadline, provided it looks like Tampa can make a run.

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12-13-2010, 05:50 PM
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Hasn't Lappy been on LTIR this entire time?

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12-13-2010, 05:54 PM
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Although their goaltending sucks, I find it doubtful Tampa does this. Leighton is no sure-fire bet to be better than Ellis or Smith. We're talking a career backup who hasn't played all year coming off back surgery.

Leighton is a backup goalie who is overpaid. I think Yzerman is smarter than to reach for that, personally. I think he knows Leighton is not the answer for that team. I think Stevie Y makes a move for a more proven guy closer to the deadline, provided it looks like Tampa can make a run.
Wasn't Yzerman the one that signed Dan Ellis to a 2-year deal worth $1.5 million instead of resigning Niittymaki? If so, I'm not so sure that Yzerman's smart enough to not consider Leighton, especially with how putrid both of TB's goalies are.

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12-13-2010, 06:12 PM
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the **** is the point of putting Lappy and Walker both on LTIR? We don't need that much space.
I was under the impression that we'd be over the cap when Leighton came back, but don't hold me to that.

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12-13-2010, 06:16 PM
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I was under the impression that we'd be over the cap when Leighton came back, but don't hold me to that.
We will be, but only one of them has to go on to solve that problem. There's no practical difference the way things stand if one, two or all three are on LTIR, but if you're going to bother putting Lappy on there, why not do it before?

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We will be, but only one of them has to go on to solve that problem. There's no practical difference the way things stand if one, two or all three are on LTIR, but if you're going to bother putting Lappy on there, why not do it before?
To make it look like they weren't trying to LTIR him until his contract is up and he can retire without us taking a cap hit because he's 35+.

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12-13-2010, 06:19 PM
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To make it look like they weren't trying to LTIR him until his contract is up and he can retire without us taking a cap hit because he's 35+.
I don't see why that matters. Dude's hurt. That's what LTIR is there for.

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12-13-2010, 06:41 PM
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I don't see why that matters. Dude's hurt. That's what LTIR is there for.
Long term injured reserve is there for players who are presumably trying to make a come back. I don't think Lappy is doing that, honestly. You can't put a guy on LTIR for three years if you know his intentions are to never play a game again. So retirement (even if it is because of an injury) is the same thing cap wise as Lappy playing for us.

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Long term injured reserve is there for players who are presumably trying to make a come back. I don't think Lappy is doing that, honestly. You can't put a guy on LTIR for three years if you know his intentions are to never play a game again. So retirement (even if it is because of an injury) is the same thing cap wise as Lappy playing for us.
Mike Rathje ring a bell?

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Lappy's situation is why I don't like how the over-35 rule is completely black-and-white. I mean, it's not like we're talking about a guy with a history of bum knees who signs a risky contract, and then hurts his knee. Dude took pucks to the face! There's nothing to suggest players over 35 are knowingly more susceptible to pucks to the face.

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Long term injured reserve is there for players who are presumably trying to make a come back. I don't think Lappy is doing that, honestly. You can't put a guy on LTIR for three years if you know his intentions are to never play a game again. So retirement (even if it is because of an injury) is the same thing cap wise as Lappy playing for us.
He already made one comeback. You think he doesn't want to get back out on the ice if he can?

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Am I the only one who couldn't help but lol at Walker injuring himself during rehab?

I mean, a useless player that we don't want injures himself in the pre-season during a fight despite the fact that he barely played, he's out for 30 somewhat games, and then he hurts himself again in rehab and he's out for even longer? I mean, he hasn't even played a game for us yet and he's been injured twice.

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