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01-04-2011, 04:32 PM
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What if he trades him from Adirondack, would he have to clear waivers first?

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01-04-2011, 04:41 PM
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What if he trades him from Adirondack, would he have to clear waivers first?
Not for us. We can trade him safely from there. I don't think he is subject to a re-entry claim from the other team after a trade, either. That would be the ideal scenario at this point. Trade him for a low pick to a team that has a goalie injury later this season and has the space to deal with his full $1.55 million next year, too.

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01-04-2011, 05:19 PM
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Man having a reliable reporter around that could dig out the real facts and let us fans know exactly what our cap situation is right now would be nice, huh?

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I'm sure the 3M will comfort him.
I bet he pockets "only" 1.5 of that.

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The fact that Leighton is apparently "upset" about this is sickening.

"So, I lied to my team, missed 3 months of the season due to an injury I did not disclose before signing a contract, sucked in my only game back, and they waived me? How dare they?"

A sad insight into the mind of the modern-day professional athlete.

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01-04-2011, 05:48 PM
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01-04-2011, 05:58 PM
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http://capgeek.com/tracker/team.php?team=24

Flyers currently have room for a $3.6M contract, which will increase to $4.7M at the 2/28 deadline if the roster stays as it is right now.

Do note that we have almost $2M of bonuses, and those could end up giving us dead cap space next year if they are all hit.

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01-04-2011, 06:07 PM
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The fact that Leighton is apparently "upset" about this is sickening.

"So, I lied to my team, missed 3 months of the season due to an injury I did not disclose before signing a contract, sucked in my only game back, and they waived me? How dare they?"

A sad insight into the mind of the modern-day professional athlete.
Of course he is upset. He's just been waived. Any player would be disappointed. It's not that he feels he's been wronged or anything, he just pissed off.

Once again, shows the level of Leighton bashing. He no longer even effects the team and he's being bashed.

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01-04-2011, 06:28 PM
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Exactly, the rules are in place for a reason.

Leighton is subject to re-entry waivers. You have other options that are not. Weigh your options and make a decision. Do you subject Leighton (presumably the better option) to re-entry waivers, or call up the lesser player as to not risk taking an unncessary cap hit.

"It is what it is..."
I hear what you and Jester are saying, but I'm just saying that it isn't spelled out as such in the CBA:

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13.10.1 Emergency Recall.

(i) A player on loan to a Club of any league affiliated with the League may be recalled from such loan under emergency conditions at any time for the duration of the emergency only following which he must be returned promptly to the club from which he was recalled.

(ii) Emergency conditions shall be established when the playing strength of the loaning Club, by reason of incapacitating injury or illness or by League suspension to its players is reduced below the level of two (2) goalkeepers, six (6) defensemen and twelve (12) forwards. Proof of the existence of the emergency conditions including the incapacity shall be furnished to the Commissioner of the League upon request made by him.
There is no expressed hierarchy of call-up; ie, non-waiver-eligible first, etc. Bettman would, thus, have to invoke a "spirit of the law". Now, you could argue that "conditions" would give him leeway to make such stipulations, but I find it interesting that there are no criteria.

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01-04-2011, 06:31 PM
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01-04-2011, 06:48 PM
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The fact that Leighton is apparently "upset" about this is sickening.

"So, I lied to my team, missed 3 months of the season due to an injury I did not disclose before signing a contract, sucked in my only game back, and they waived me? How dare they?"

A sad insight into the mind of the modern-day professional athlete.
the guys a professional hockey player, of course hes upset about being sent down after only 1 game back from rehab..

some of the posts on this site are down right hilarious..

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01-04-2011, 06:59 PM
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the guys a professional hockey player, of course hes upset about being sent down after only 1 game back from rehab..

some of the posts on this site are down right hilarious..
He's a tweener, and his 1 game back was more then enough to further prove it.

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The fact that Leighton is apparently "upset" about this is sickening.

"So, I lied to my team, missed 3 months of the season due to an injury I did not disclose before signing a contract, sucked in my only game back, and they waived me? How dare they?"

A sad insight into the mind of the modern-day professional athlete.
Pretty much.


I mean I can see how someone would think the Flyers are backstabbing Leighton here, but he did it to himself.


When Leighton was signed, it was with the understanding that there would be a competition for the #1 job. The competition went on with out him

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01-04-2011, 07:06 PM
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the guys a professional hockey player, of course hes upset about being sent down after only 1 game back from rehab..

some of the posts on this site are down right hilarious..
the only thing that is down right hilarious is your infatuation with Leighton

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People can hate on Leighton all they want, but this is just as much the Flyers fault as it is Leighton's. If the Flyers didn't perform a physical and MRI on Leighton before agreeing to any contract, that's their own fault. Any time you are giving a contract in excess of one million dollars to a player, you should be covering all bases. The Flyers went on the presumption that Leighton was healthy and no medical check was performed. That's their fault.

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People can hate on Leighton all they want, but this is just as much the Flyers fault as it is Leighton's. If the Flyers didn't perform a physical and MRI on Leighton before agreeing to any contract, that's their own fault. Any time you are giving a contract in excess of one million dollars to a player, you should be covering all bases. The Flyers went on the presumption that Leighton was healthy and no medical check was performed. That's their fault.
Agreed. Hopefully if there is an injury to either Boosh or Bob - and I hope there won't be, Leighton stays with Adirondack and they call someone else up or pick another goalie off waivers. I just watched the LA game on gamecentre and can't believe how many brutal goals he gave up.

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People can hate on Leighton all they want, but this is just as much the Flyers fault as it is Leighton's. If the Flyers didn't perform a physical and MRI on Leighton before agreeing to any contract, that's their own fault. Any time you are giving a contract in excess of one million dollars to a player, you should be covering all bases. The Flyers went on the presumption that Leighton was healthy and no medical check was performed. That's their fault.
You don't just throw people into a MRI because you feel like it.... and a routine physical isn't going to turn up the problem he had.

There's a point where it's on the players to be honest about how their bodies feel. Leighton wasn't.

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Leighton was part of a magical run, and I'm grateful for his part in it. However, as others have said, he lied about an injury, and therefore I'm not terribly sorry he got waived. Not really right to celebrate it, seems a bit schadenfreude-ish.

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This is the best thing for the team. It doesn't have to have anything to do with personal feelings about Leighton. It's too bad for Leighton but I'm happy that the Flyers made the correct decision for the situation as it is/was.

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People can hate on Leighton all they want, but this is just as much the Flyers fault as it is Leighton's. If the Flyers didn't perform a physical and MRI on Leighton before agreeing to any contract, that's their own fault. Any time you are giving a contract in excess of one million dollars to a player, you should be covering all bases. The Flyers went on the presumption that Leighton was healthy and no medical check was performed. That's their fault.
It's actually incumbent on the player to disclose any injuries, and only after that disclosure is the team on the hook to perform tests.

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Leighton not only lied, he didn't read the memo


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Leighton not only lied, he didn't read the memo

That's not Leighton in the pic. His feet are too close together and the box should be going through his legs! Ha, gotcha!

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curious, as im not sure if this works this way or not..

could Homer simply be sending Leights down for teh duration or the reg season (or until **** explodes in net) to get Leighton in shape and back on his game in a fulltime capacity then recall him for teh playoff run were he has experience and results ?

or are there hurdles he would have to get past in order to return to the Flyers ?

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curious, as im not sure if this works this way or not..

could Homer simply be sending Leights down for teh duration or the reg season (or until **** explodes in net) to get Leighton in shape and back on his game in a fulltime capacity then recall him for teh playoff run were he has experience and results ?

or are there hurdles he would have to get past in order to return to the Flyers ?
I don't see anything in the CBA about playoffs eliminating the need for re-entry waivers.

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I don't see anything in the CBA about playoffs eliminating the need for re-entry waivers.
During the stretch run he would need to clear re-entry waivers... But there are no waivers in the postseason (CBA 13.2)

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