I don't understand how anyone on here can possibly stick up for this guy. He is was a WAIVER wire pick up. He is big so all he really has to do to stop a lot of pucks is just sit there, believe me I should know...I used that tactic to my advantage through high school and college. You hide an injury from what is most likely the only organization that is going to sign you, (take a look at all the goalies this past summer, some didn't get any deals and everyone else got bad ones) reveal said injury, have multiple set backs, finally get a chance to crack the line up, and you aren't even in position to stop a shot that easy. Last year when Backlund got his chance he was all over every shot, down in position, ready to go. This moron is standing up straight with his stick in the air as the puck is right down by the goal line.
Our defense is pretty amazing, its one of the main reasons why Bob has played so well and its pretty much the only reason why Boosh has played well. A shooter tutor could put up decent numbers as our goalie, and it definitely would have stopped that shot. I still can't believe we signed this scrub to be our number one goalie in the off season, 2 days before free agency. It horrifying to even imagine what our team would be like with an actual number 1 goalie, which we haven't had since I started following hockey at the age of 10 back in 96'.
Leighton better figure out a way to fabricate a magic puck that can drain talent from people, ala space jam, to become a real goalie rather than a giant piece of crap.
As I finish my rant he lets in another (!) 5 hole goal while his stick is waiving in the air! What a piece of trash!
*Side note, I will never forgive Leighton for the game 6 goal. That is a shot you never let in, let alone game 6 ot of the Stanley cup finals.