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07-01-2012, 11:23 AM
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Leighton's best success in the NHL came as a starter. He ain't a starter. He hasn't shown he's reliable as a backup.
He hasn't had a friggin chance as a backup under the flyers yet. And for that little, give him a shot. Better than Bob.

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07-01-2012, 11:24 AM
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Lol, why are people so furious? Who cares? 1 year, not even a million dollars. Next signing please.

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Oh the horror. The flyers aren't going to make the playoffs because of Leighton.
You just don't get it do you? Why waste our time on an AHL level goalie on any role in our NHL club? How does that make sense? Explain that to me oh wise one. Let's also not forget the most horrendous Stanley Cup winning goal ever to be given up as well.

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07-01-2012, 11:25 AM
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He's not even an NHL backup. Outside of the one run a couple of years ago, he has NEVER had a save percentage higher than .905 at the NHL level.
Maybe that signing is Homer's masterplan to keep the heat away from Bryz

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07-01-2012, 11:25 AM
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Randy Jones is a free agent again
nooooooooooooooooooooo dont say that

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07-01-2012, 11:26 AM
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Holy UNDERreaction. What if Bryz gets hurt? Career AHL goalie left.

This sums it up:

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Leighton has often needed regular work to be sharp, but has too many holes to be NHL starter. A fine AHL starter, below-average NHL backup.

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07-01-2012, 11:27 AM
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You just don't get it do you? Why waste our time on an AHL level goalie on any role in our NHL club? How does that make sense? Explain that to me oh wise one. Let's also not forget the most horrendous Stanley Cup winning goal ever to be given up as well.
Oh i get it. I just have enough sense not to overreact about an backup goalie who is on a one year easily dumpable contract. It's comical. Most of its just hatred from the cup winning goal.

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Im okay with that, it's just 400k too much but whatever. Doesn't really matter who's the "less than a million earning backup" as long as he's on a 1-year contract. Bryz will play approx 65-70 games and every single playoff game.

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Homer is a ****ing retard.

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leightons deal better be a 3 way deal. nhl ahl or be taken to the back and given the old yeller

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Oh i get it. I just have enough sense not to overreact about an backup goalie who is on a one year easily dumpable contract. It's comical. Most of its just hatred from the cup winning goal.
Bryzgalov gets hurts. Now Leighton is your starter.

Ouch.

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Lol, why are people so furious? Who cares? 1 year, not even a million dollars. Next signing please.
Glad i wasn't the only one. lol god.

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I'm loving our goalie depth right now.

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900k for a backup is fine, but how about give to someone who isn't Michael Leighton. There's plenty of other backups out there that didn't give up a ridiculously soft overtime goal in game 6 of the cup finals. Why not just one of them?

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07-01-2012, 11:29 AM
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Bryzgalov gets hurts. Now Leighton is your starter.

Ouch.
Welp. Any backup we sign isn't a major downgrade from Bryz.

Ouch. So if he gets regardless this team is ****ed.

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07-01-2012, 11:29 AM
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why are you so mad? get over yourself. god.
why am I mad? Because Bryz has proven how much of a headcase he has been, so what happens when he gets off to another ****** slow start? Oh, its ok, we got Michael Leighton. He will surely save us. Not to mention they signed him the minute free agency opened up. What a stupid ****ing move. Get over myself? Sure bro

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Holy Christ over reactions...

I will never understand the hatred for Leighton EVER. The guy never claimed to be a #1 in the NHL and somehow managed to help the team to game 6 of the finals. Sure he let in some weak goals, but that is who he is... 900k backup. He played above what he was supposed to and almost took us all the way.

Relax. Bryz will be better, and Leighton will be a good backup.

He never did anything to piss anyone off. Your anger should be towards management at letting it come down to having Leighton be our #1 goalie in the playoffs...

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The biggest problem I have with this deal, is that there are a bunch of people who I know that are un-intelligent Flyer fans and still think Michael Leighton is some great answer to our goaltending problems. I can't wait until Bryzgalov goes through another struggle and people start jumping on the start Leighton express.

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He hasn't had a friggin chance as a backup under the flyers yet. And for that little, give him a shot. Better than Bob.
They didn't give him a little. They gave him more than the other 29 teams were not willing to give him just a year ago. Why give him more than what no one else was willing to give him.

It's also going to be a gong show when Bryz starts to not play well and Leighton fills in a few extra games. That sure as hell isn't what Bryz needs.

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Holy Christ over reactions...

I will never understand the hatred for Leighton EVER. The guy never claimed to be a #1 in the NHL and somehow managed to help the team to game 6 of the finals. Sure he let in some weak goals, but that is who he is... 900k backup. He played above what he was supposed to and almost took us all the way.

Relax. Bryz will be better, and Leighton will be a good backup.

He never did anything to piss anyone off. Your anger should be towards management at letting it come down to having Leighton be our #1 goalie in the playoffs...
Lets not forget he lied to the front office when he signed his last deal. Homer is an idiot and Leighton sucks

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900k for a backup is fine, but how about give to someone who isn't Michael Leighton. There's plenty of other backups out there that didn't give up a ridiculously soft overtime goal in game 6 of the cup finals. Why not just one of them?
because the Flyers get hard-ons for ex-players

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Welp. Any backup we sign isn't a major downgrade from Bryz.

Ouch.
Yes, but there are other backups out there who are upgrades over Leighton.

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Every year on July 1st, Homer seems to do one move where the fans reaction is just "wait what? wtf... why?"

I guess this is that move.

*knocks on wood*

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He hasn't had a friggin chance as a backup under the flyers yet. And for that little, give him a shot. Better than Bob.
Leighton better than Bob?

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I'd rather eithe have a vetern back up at 1.3m like Biron and Clemmensen got or have a young goalie getting the minimum contract.

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