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04-05-2011, 01:53 PM
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I noticed the author said "when" and not "if" in describing the scenario of an injury.
Haha they're going to be waiting in the locker room with a baseball bat. Hopefully that was just weird word choice, and no one is hurt.

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Smart move, guy. Smart move ...

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He better not:

a) get claimed
b) play

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I can't wait til Holmgren has to explain this one tomorrow after Leighton is claimed. Why wouldn't a team claim him for a backup next year? It puts us in a worse spot cap wise than we already were and he's a decent backup for 800k.

He makes plenty of good moves but seriously...

Jones on re-entry
Shelley for 3 ****ing years at 1.1
Now Leighton, when even if he does clear, won't even be playing.
The Good offseason moves

O'Donnel

Meszeros


The extremely bad

1) Leighton -given an inflated unwarranted contract before free agency dictated his market value and after he lies about his back not to mention lets in the the worst cup deciding goal in NHL history. Leighton now possibly claimed on waivers and Flyers stuck paying half his salary

2) Walker -speaks for itself

3) Shelley - team clown and greeter...no added value in the playoffs

4) Zherdev - Enigmatic winger who is good for a couple of games after sitting out in 16 game intervals..

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Teams that I could definitely see grabbing him:


CHI (if they can fit him... they definitely could use a cheap goalie next year)
COL
CLB
FLA
LA (if they are planning to move one of their guys for other assets)
MIN (possible)
MON (?)
NJ (unlikely, but they have a spot)
OTT
PHX
STL (have an opening)
TB

Here's the real problem: There's no downside to claiming Leighton right now. You aren't going to pay him much of anything, and if you're going to get Machiavellian on this... you can seriously screw the Flyers up going into next year.

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I Pray he gets through. But, he won't and this is a horrible move by Homer. Yeah, I said it. STUPID ******* MOVE!!!!
I was about to say "Where you at phillyfanatic?"

This is the STUPID **** we complain about with Homer all the time!

We can only pray he clears and we aren't stuck with dead cap space next year.

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I can see it now.....

Twitter release: Leighton claimed

Holmgren: "It is what it is"....



Leighton is like a recurring nightmare....if he plays then I know we aren't going far.
any bets on who might claim him (besides the Isles?)...how hurt is Howard on Detroit? I mean Leighton has to be equal to if not better than the guys who are currently backing him up...

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Teams that I could definitely see grabbing him:


CHI (if they can fit him... they definitely could use a cheap goalie next year)
COL
CLB
FLA
LA (if they are planning to move one of their guys for other assets)
MIN (possible)
MON (?)
NJ (unlikely, but they have a spot)
OTT
PHX
STL (have an opening)
TB

Here's the real problem: There's no downside to claiming Leighton right now. You aren't going to pay him much of anything, and if you're going to get Machiavellian on this... you can seriously screw the Flyers up going into next year.
Honestly, I can see absolutely ANY team with hopes of contending for playoffs claiming him...just to hurt the Flyers' cap.

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We must not understand timing with waivers...didnt we get stuck with part of Baumgartner's salary for a little while?

Leave it be. You can't have a goaltending tandem get you to first in the conference then basically spit in their face when it comes time to head into the playoffs...talk about player relations.

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any bets on who might claim him (besides the Isles?)...how hurt is Howard on Detroit? I mean Leighton has to be equal to if not better than the guys who are currently backing him up...
Leighton cannot play in the playoffs for any other organization... so you have to look past this season as far as figuring out who may have interest. Unless a team is on the cusp of the playoffs with a problem in goal and thinks Leighton may push 'em over the hump (don't think there's anyone that really meets that criteria)... then it's all about next year with Leighton.

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I don't know but I'm not sure nobody will claim him at that price. Having said this.....this move fits his nickname I gave him...LOL-EIGHTON!

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Here's the real problem: There's no downside to claiming Leighton right now. You aren't going to pay him much of anything, and if you're going to get Machiavellian on this... you can seriously screw the Flyers up going into next year.
That's part of the salary cap charm. This is high stakes poker. The competiton comes in multiple forms. There's no such thing as unwritten rules anymore. A potential downside, of course, is future retribution. If team A makes a claim, then they can become the hunted down the road. Revenge is a dish best served cold.

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Just want to get my thoughts out so I can come back months from now and see.

Unbelievably moronic, and this has nothing at all to do with Michael Leighton the goaltender. It is 100% money related. You CANNOT risk this unnecessary cap space. You can't do it. Whether Leighton clears and gets a shutout from now until we win the Stanley Cup or if he is claimed and we are stuck with dead cap space, it is DUMB!

From a hockey standpoint, I don't care. It's another body in net. It looks like Bob is going to be the guy, so if he's lucky he's a better backup than Boosh.

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That's part of the salary cap charm. This is high stakes poker. The competiton comes in multiple forms. There's no such thing as unwritten rules anymore. A potential downside, of course, is future retribution. If team A makes a claim, then they can become the hunted down the road. Revenge is a dish best served cold.
Yes, but so many of the means of revenge under this system stem from self-inflicted wounds.

The folks that have their heads about 'em, are going to be quite hard to get revenge on.

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how do u make an avatar? with photoshop? I stole the Stevens one like 3 years ago from somehow and have yet to change it...

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Teams that I could definitely see grabbing him:


CHI (if they can fit him... they definitely could use a cheap goalie next year)
COL
CLB
FLA
LA (if they are planning to move one of their guys for other assets)
MIN (possible)
MON (?)
NJ (unlikely, but they have a spot)
OTT
PHX
STL (have an opening)
TB

Here's the real problem: There's no downside to claiming Leighton right now. You aren't going to pay him much of anything, and if you're going to get Machiavellian on this... you can seriously screw the Flyers up going into next year.
put the Rangers on that short list. they have Chad Johnson backing up Lundqvist and can claim Leighton at half price and send down Johnson for free for the AHL playoffs. They have the cap space, they just lost Callahan to a broken ankle.

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what's funny is that at 800k he's still overpaid.....

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I was about to say "Where you at phillyfanatic?"

This is the STUPID **** we complain about with Homer all the time!

We can only pray he clears and we aren't stuck with dead cap space next year.
I haven't waivered from my position. I said all along, I assume Homer learned from Randy Jones. However, this is purely STUPID. My brother and I are going to the game tonight and were discussing ways he makes it through re-entry. And....WE COULDN'T think of ONE way! How the **** didn't Flyer Management look at it and understand he wouldn't get through.

That is two big strikes against Homer this season compared to how I felt all year. Versteeg pissed me off as I thought now was the time to start re-stocking the farm. And this, this, this, is, is, is......****!~!!!J;kljdlkfjajKLJkj;lj1joi;

All dumb and no logic makes Phillyfanatic go. Crazy? Don't mind if I do!!!!!!!!!

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put the Rangers on that short list. they have Chad Johnson backing up Lundqvist and can claim Leighton at half price and send down Johnson for free for the AHL playoffs. They have the cap space, they just lost Callahan to a broken ankle.
Lundqvist is a beast but yeah if he got some freak injury before the 1st round imagine Leighton playing against the Flyers and actually being the difference...not likely but man would it add to the FAIL factor...

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put the Rangers on that short list. they have Chad Johnson backing up Lundqvist and can claim Leighton at half price and send down Johnson for free for the AHL playoffs. They have the cap space, they just lost Callahan to a broken ankle.
True, but Leighton wouldn't be an option in the playoffs and they have Biron signed next year... really worth the bother for 3 games that Lundqvist is definitely going to be between the pipes for?

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Lundqvist is a beast but yeah if he got some freak injury before the 1st round imagine Leighton playing against the Flyers and actually being the difference...not likely but man would it add to the FAIL factor...
Leighton wouldn't be able to play for any other team in the playoffs

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Lundqvist is a beast but yeah if he got some freak injury before the 1st round imagine Leighton playing against the Flyers and actually being the difference...not likely but man would it add to the FAIL factor...
Leighton CANNOT play in the playoffs for another organization.

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