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Poll (Redux): Boosh or Bob?

View Poll Results: Who starts in goal for the playoffs?
Boucher 30 29.41%
Bobrovsky 56 54.90%
Rotation 21 20.59%
Multiple Choice Poll. Voters: 102. You may not vote on this poll

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03-18-2011, 03:23 PM
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Yup nobody is picking up that "mantle" that Hitch and Holmgren used to say with respect to grabbing the bull by the horns and running with it...

Bob has made more of the hard saves than Boosh of late though... with the occassional flubber he should have had. I thought Boosh was wayyyy off his game last night. He was dropping to his knees and commiting too early often. It was actually disconcerting to see at this stage in the season...
LOL - I Had this EXACT conversation with my brother last night. We were talking about how Boucher has always stayed as a backup in the NHL because he gets lazy. You know when he is lazy because he goes into the butterfly too quickly instead of using his reflexes (which are great) to make saves. He was terrible last night just like the rest of the team.

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03-18-2011, 03:34 PM
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I went with Bobrovsky. 25-11-5, .920 Save Percentage, 2.58GAA. If he were anywhere else in the league, he'd be the starter come playoff time. Those are starter numbers. Yeah, he's flubbed it a bit recently, but I have no concerns that once the playoffs start, he'll be ready to go.

I know the popular thing is to go with Boucher because he's the "veteran", but Bobrovsky is only going to get better when he experiences what a playoff situation is like. And personally, I think he'll step up to the plate and deliver. When you consider he wasn't supposed to make the team out of camp and not only did he make the team, but he carried them for the longest of time, then yeah, he's earned his shot.

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03-18-2011, 04:11 PM
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I went with Bobrovsky. 25-11-5, .920 Save Percentage, 2.58GAA. If he were anywhere else in the league, he'd be the starter come playoff time. Those are starter numbers. Yeah, he's flubbed it a bit recently, but I have no concerns that once the playoffs start, he'll be ready to go.

I know the popular thing is to go with Boucher because he's the "veteran", but Bobrovsky is only going to get better when he experiences what a playoff situation is like. And personally, I think he'll step up to the plate and deliver. When you consider he wasn't supposed to make the team out of camp and not only did he make the team, but he carried them for the longest of time, then yeah, he's earned his shot.
I wouldn't exactly say he's carried the team......but yeah, he's defied a lot of expectations to be where he is, so it wouldn't be surprising if he seized the chance and ran with the playoffs.

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03-19-2011, 12:23 AM
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I picked Bobrovsky in the new poll. We've seen what he looks like when he's got some adrenaline going. My thinking is that he can stay in early season form once the play-offs come around. There is more of a book on him now, but I still think he's a better option than Boosh.

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03-19-2011, 08:52 AM
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I would call Leighton up either way, and get him a few games before the season is over. GAA=2.30, SV%=0.921, SO=3 on a Phantoms team that isn`t the strongest.

Ok, flame away. I know he would have to go on re-entry waivers though. Then you ride the hot hand regardless.

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03-19-2011, 09:12 AM
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I would call Leighton up either way, and get him a few games before the season is over. GAA=2.30, SV%=0.921, SO=3 on a Phantoms team that isn`t the strongest.

Ok, flame away. I know he would have to go on re-entry waivers though. Then you ride the hot hand regardless.
You can't call up Leighton until the playoffs start.

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03-19-2011, 09:15 AM
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I would call Leighton up either way, and get him a few games before the season is over. GAA=2.30, SV%=0.921, SO=3 on a Phantoms team that isn`t the strongest.

Ok, flame away. I know he would have to go on re-entry waivers though. Then you ride the hot hand regardless.
Terrible idea. He wouldn't make it through, and wouldn't be an upgrade anyway. Not worth the risk that we lose the cap space next year.

I'm gonna pistol whip the next person that suggests recalling Michael F*ing Leighton.

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03-19-2011, 10:08 AM
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Terrible idea. He wouldn't make it through, and wouldn't be an upgrade anyway. Not worth the risk that we lose the cap space next year.

I'm gonna pistol whip the next person that suggests recalling Michael F*ing Leighton.
People can dismiss Leighton all they want, but you can't deny that he didn't play well for the Flyers during his stint last year. Chemistry is a real funny thing sometimes. And it was clear that from last year, Leighton had a chemistry with the guys on the ice.

I don't think it's a bad idea to bring him up once the playoffs start. I don't think he should go into a game unless: A) the game is completely out of hand or B) someone gets hurt. I know I wouldn't be totally opposed to Leighton being on the main club because fact of the matter is that he did play well when he was on the main club.

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People can dismiss Leighton all they want, but you can't deny that he didn't play well for the Flyers during his stint last year. Chemistry is a real funny thing sometimes. And it was clear that from last year, Leighton had a chemistry with the guys on the ice.

I don't think it's a bad idea to bring him up once the playoffs start. I don't think he should go into a game unless: A) the game is completely out of hand or B) someone gets hurt. I know I wouldn't be totally opposed to Leighton being on the main club because fact of the matter is that he did play well when he was on the main club.
Leighton played very well, relative to his prior level of play. Which is to say that he played like a vet back-up.

I also don't really buy the whole chemistry with other players thing. At least not at the goalie position. The goaltender plays alone in a team sport, for the most part. There are some small interactions between goalie and defense, but nothing to the point where it would require any real chemistry between them.

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Bob Robsky.

hands down

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If Bob keeps it up like in Dallas, he will start for us.

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I was uncertain until that ridiculous right pad stop tonight off the one-timer in the slot. It'll be Bob.

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I would call Leighton up either way, and get him a few games before the season is over. GAA=2.30, SV%=0.921, SO=3 on a Phantoms team that isn`t the strongest.

Ok, flame away. I know he would have to go on re-entry waivers though. Then you ride the hot hand regardless.
LOL-EIGHTON!

Man this fraud is like the zombie of goalies.....he gives legitimacy to the saying that "not all things buried are dead"

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03-19-2011, 11:15 PM
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Bob has been the best option all season, thats why he didn't see the AHL, I think we as flyers fan (at least since Hextall) are always sceptical of any goalie, but if you think about his numbers and the fact that is a rookie (at least in this league) he has done way more then was expected.

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I would call Leighton up either way, and get him a few games before the season is over. GAA=2.30, SV%=0.921, SO=3 on a Phantoms team that isn`t the strongest.

Ok, flame away. I know he would have to go on re-entry waivers though. Then you ride the hot hand regardless.


High risk - low reward? No thanks. Besides, by virtue of a single-game (and even then) sample, Bob is THE MAN who is gonna take this team to the Cup.

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I was uncertain until that ridiculous right pad stop tonight off the one-timer in the slot. It'll be Bob.
This.

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Always have wanted Bob to start, but who knows what Laviolette will do.

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I would call Leighton up either way, and get him a few games before the season is over. GAA=2.30, SV%=0.921, SO=3 on a Phantoms team that isn`t the strongest.

Ok, flame away. I know he would have to go on re-entry waivers though. Then you ride the hot hand regardless.
Leighton has won the AHL goalie of the year award and Alexandre Giroux is an all-star down there. Being good in the AHL means jack **** in regards to the NHL, especially if the player in question is almost 30.

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Bob will start playoffs, get a cup, and conn smythe.......

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Pathetic

Leighton could have a 94.0 percentage and put up as many shutouts as he wants but is done in the eyes of most posters on this board because he let in that goal in last years finals.
Some things seem to stick forever....

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The real question here is which goalie is more "Clutch"?

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Leighton could have a 94.0 percentage and put up as many shutouts as he wants but is done in the eyes of most posters on this board because he let in that goal in last years finals.
Some things seem to stick forever....
He also lied to his GM about an injury

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The real question here is which goalie is more "Clutch"?



He also lied to his GM about an injury
Right. But Lappy lied to the coach and medical staff as well when he decided to hit the ice with serious post-concussion effects in the playoffs. And now the team is on the hook for his salary while he will never ever play fo them again. But he is still a hero in Philly (yes, I like him too)?!

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Right. But Lappy lied to the coach and medical staff as well when he decided to hit the ice with serious post-concussion effects in the playoffs. And now the team is on the hook for his salary while he will never ever play fo them again. But he is still a hero in Philly (yes, I like him too)?!
he was already signed when he got hurt. Lappy lied about his injuries to try and help the team win, Leighton lied about his injuries long enough to secure a new 3.1 million dollar contract.

If Bobrovsky hadn't played well this season, We would have been ****ed for signing injured Leighton

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Really hoping Bob makes his case on Tuesday/Thursday.

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Bob NOT making his case in the 1st vs Caps that was 2 weak ones.

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Bob NOT making his case in the 1st vs Caps that was 2 weak ones.
If this kid starts round 1 then were 1 and done.

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