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04-18-2011, 12:39 PM
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I just think its wrong to handle it the way they did. the first period of game 2 wasnt entirely Bobrovskys fault but they are handling it like it is. You are replacing a kid who played so well for us this year for a guy who belongs in the AHL.
You have no idea what Bob has been told. None of us do.

Neither one of them is playing tonight. The difference between the back-up and the 3rd goalie is negligible.

Now if Boucher sucks tonight or gets hurt and we need to go with a different starter for game 4, and they choose Leighton over Bob, that is a different animal (and something I don't think would happen).

Lavy is making the decisions and is a big Bob supporter. If anything Boucher is his least favorite of the 3 goalies.

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If they were going to do something like this with Bob it needed to happen months ago. He's proven nothing but being able to bounce back after rough starts, and now isn't the time to question it. I think they oughta be dancing with who brought them, not that **** they dated and spent all that money on over the summer, when everyone told them they were being stupid, only to get an awkward HJ.
Right now it's about winning games. Period.

Boucher gives us the best option to win tonight.

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while I doubt this is not true.
having boosh/leighton combo worked fine for them last year getting to the finals


It then promptly lost the finals.

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Now can we finally scratch Carter and Richards, so we can put in Shelly and Rinaldo?

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It then promptly lost the finals.
but, nonetheless , got themt o the finals
they played great
i don't blame him on that one bad goal ( which everyone here appears to do )
heck any goalie can let a bad goal in once in a while. it happends
hell, bob has been letting in soft goals over the last 2 months but, yet many would still believe he is the guy to go back in between the pipes
the teams out there know how to get it past him
shoot high !!

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but, nonetheless , got themt o the finals
they played great
i don't blame him on that one bad goal ( which everyone here appears to do )
heck any goalie can let a bad goal in once in a while. it happends
hell, bob has been letting in soft goals over the last 2 months but, yet many would still believe he is the guy to go back in between the pipes
the teams out there know how to get it past him
shoot high !!
He let in many more bad goals than just the one.

Niemi sucked. Leighton only had to suck less. He failed, and sucked more.

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I mean c'mon Leighton has been playing well in the AHL. He's definitely ready for the NHL playoffs, I mean just look at his last NHL game.

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04-18-2011, 12:49 PM
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He let in many more bad goals than just the one.

Niemi sucked. Leighton only had to suck less. He failed, and sucked more.
Yep - if that was the only crappy goal he allowed, that OT goal wouldn't have been as significant because it wouldn't have been the Cup winning goal.

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I mean c'mon Leighton has been playing well in the AHL. He's definitely ready for the NHL playoffs, I mean just look at his last NHL game.
Compare that one to Kane's game/Cup winning goal.

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Yep - if that was the only crappy goal he allowed, that OT goal wouldn't have been as significant because it wouldn't have been the Cup winning goal.
apparently, we all watched a different playoffs last year
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but, nonetheless , got themt o the finals
they played great
i don't blame him on that one bad goal ( which everyone here appears to do )
heck any goalie can let a bad goal in once in a while. it happends
hell, bob has been letting in soft goals over the last 2 months but, yet many would still believe he is the guy to go back in between the pipes
the teams out there know how to get it past him
shoot high !!
getting yanked twice in a Cup Final.
The team in front of you scores 22 goals in 6 games and you still cant get it done.
He let in one of the worst goals I have ever seen in the playoffs let alone the Cup Final.
Leighton has more holes in his game then a Times Square hooker.

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I had forgotten how bad Leights was in that game. If we score 7 goals every time he's in net, though, I like our chances

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apparently, we all watched a different playoffs last year
lol
I watched Pronger, Timonen, and Coburn saving Leighton's ass.

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I watched Pronger, Timonen, and Coburn saving Leighton's ass.
pronger timonen coburn are defencemen
saving the goalies '*****" is part of what they are supposed to do
LOL

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Okay, who is this really? No way in hell this is a serious account.

But great job!
He's a fanboy. It's sad, really, that this news would make anyone's day. I'm not religious but I'm praying to whoever that Boosh's health stays good.

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I'm not sure what was easier to predict. The fact that Leighton was going to be Boucher's backup in game 3 or how the Leighton haters would be out in full force after the announcement was made.

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but, nonetheless , got themt o the finals
they played great
i don't blame him on that one bad goal ( which everyone here appears to do )
heck any goalie can let a bad goal in once in a while. it happends
hell, bob has been letting in soft goals over the last 2 months but, yet many would still believe he is the guy to go back in between the pipes
the teams out there know how to get it past him
shoot high !!
More like they got to the finals in spite of him. There's a difference.

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04-18-2011, 01:01 PM
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I watched every game this year
bob started out very well
but, i have no confidence in his ability to steal any game like many goaltenders can do on occasion
I also don't believe boosh or leighton can steal a game, but they play it a whole lot better than bobs (in my opinion)

best option would be to, get rid of some of the 'lazy' players, and get some high quality goaltender but, for now with the 3 goalie option available
boosh and leighton would be my choice
bobs not ready YET


OH, btw:
flyers site says boosh is starting game 3

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But does anyone honestly want Michael ****ing Leighton, who hasn't played in an NHL game since December, coming in the game if Boucher falters?

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I watched every game this year
bob started out very well
but, i have no confidence in his ability to steal any game like many goaltenders can do on occasion
I also don't believe boosh or leighton can steal a game, but they play it a whole lot better than bobs (in my opinion)

best option would be to, get rid of some of the 'lazy' players, and get some high quality goaltender but, for now with the 3 goalie option available
boosh and leighton would be my choice
bobs not ready YET


OH, btw:
flyers site says boosh is starting game 3
The only player you could call lazy on this team is Zherdev. Nobody wanted him at half price to finish the season, there's no way he can get traded for anything of quality.

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But does anyone honestly want Michael ****ing Leighton, who hasn't played in an NHL game since December, coming in the game if Boucher falters?
Apparently, yes.

No, I don't understand it.

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But does anyone honestly want Michael ****ing Leighton, who hasn't played in an NHL game since December, coming in the game if Boucher falters?
I'd rather be mauled by hippos than watch that. Hope his back is healthy!


oh...right.

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I think I would have been much more accepting if the title of the thread was

"Leighton to wear dress for game 3"

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I'd rather be mauled by hippos than watch that. Hope his back is healthy!


oh...right.
I think it's safe to say that after playing in 30 games for the defensively challenged Phantoms facing an average of 30 shots a night that his back is healthy.

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