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01-13-2013, 09:59 AM
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Leighton has played 56 games with the Phantoms last year which should be enough of a prove that his back is fine.
Boosh as a cheap insurance doesn't hurt though unless he takes aways playing time from Heeter in the AHL.
Don't get me wrong, I don't disagree. I'm just trying to figure out the logic--unless the deal was really Pither for Alt, with Boucher as the throw-in.

It seems you could argue that Boucher / Leighton offers a back-up tandem. Both have had significant injury concerns in the past. Each is insurance against the other, though, as mentioned above, I suspect Leighton gets the actual role, and steps in if Bryz gets hurt.

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Leighton won't play more than 6 or 7 games anyways.

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01-13-2013, 10:00 AM
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Thanks for the edit MSE

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01-13-2013, 10:02 AM
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Luke Pither is a nobody

we basically got Boucher for nothing

I'm ok with this since it means Leighton won't be on the Flyers...
This doesn't mean that.

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Could be one of those guys who benefit from a change of scenery. The fact that he can skate and that he is a good defensive presence is a solid foundation to build from. It's clear from his previous seasons though that he does have good puck moving skills. I'm willing to write this season off as a bad season. Happens to everyone at one point or another. If indeed Alt is a part of the trade, I like it. A young defenseman with good upside. These are the kind of guys that Terry Murray and Kevin McCarthy work very well with. Could be a real gem if given the time.
What? He has yet to step on the ice for the Carolina organization. He'll still be at the University of Minnesota after this trade.

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01-13-2013, 10:04 AM
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I love boucher, and I can see him as a solid goalie coach here in the future.

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01-13-2013, 10:12 AM
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You can say whatever you want about his talent, the guy has always been dedicated to this team.

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01-13-2013, 10:14 AM
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Well according to twitter, Boucher is the 3rd goalie and will most likely be assigned to the AHL.

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01-13-2013, 10:20 AM
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Well according to twitter, Boucher is the 3rd goalie and will most likely be assigned to the AHL.
It's probably gonna be a training camp decision imo.

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01-13-2013, 10:23 AM
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Well according to twitter, Boucher is the 3rd goalie and will most likely be assigned to the AHL.
so randoms on twitter are running the Flyers?

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01-13-2013, 10:32 AM
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This doesn't mean that.



What? He has yet to step on the ice for the Carolina organization. He'll still be at the University of Minnesota after this trade.
By change of scenery, I meant maybe he needs to get out of the college game and start on his pro career. Some players just need to get out of the environment they're in and begin a new challenge in a different environment. Maybe Alt is at a point where he isn't going to progress any further and that his development needs to go in another direction that he won't get in Minnesota.

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01-13-2013, 10:42 AM
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Marginal to subpar pickups...little to no added value IMO. Next....

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01-13-2013, 10:48 AM
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Is there honestly a worst goaltending tandem/ trio in the league? We have probably the worst starting goaltender and 2 retread back ups. Won't this organization ever learn?

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01-13-2013, 10:49 AM
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Leighton won't play more than 6 or 7 games anyways.
Who is going to play all the games Bryz gets yanked in?

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01-13-2013, 10:50 AM
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What I can tell you guys about Alt:

Great athlete, possibly the most athletic player at Minnesota the last few years. Big physically as a defender and he loves to hit. Last season he seemed to really be turning the corner as a defender and was a rock for the Gophers. However this season has been a real struggle for him for some reason, to the point where he's been benched for the first time since early in his freshman season. It's always been expected that he's at least all 4 years in NCAA and possibly even a couple in the AHL after that away from sniffing NHL ice. Very raw still (which is somewhat disturbing since it's his 3rd year at the U) but he'll be the best asset in this deal by a good bit if he puts it together.

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01-13-2013, 10:53 AM
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I didn't realize Boucher is 36 years old! I thought he was around 31 or 32.

http://www.nhl.com/ice/player.htm?id=8462052

Stats from last season weren't great but he has to be better than Leighton!

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01-13-2013, 11:00 AM
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I didn't realize Boucher is 36 years old! I thought he was around 31 or 32.

http://www.nhl.com/ice/player.htm?id=8462052

Stats from last season weren't great but he has to be better than Leighton!
Debuted in, what, 1999-2000?

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01-13-2013, 11:03 AM
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Debuted in, what, 1999-2000?
When I first looked at the link I saw #33 and thought it meant he was 33 years old and was surprised. Then I saw 36 and was REALLY surprised!

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I don't know that Boosh can cut it anymore.

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You can say whatever you want about his talent, the guy has always been dedicated to this team.
Absolutely ! Folks forget so quickly ! Never been a big Leighton hater either. He put together a nice playoff run and gave it his best.......Gotta respect that. I have seen Hextall (who i liked) give up horrendous goals from terrible angles, way out front etc during his tenure here etc........Still like and repect the guy.

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so randoms on twitter are running the Flyers?
Timmy P and sam car said it. Not me.

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Yay! Boucher

Dude stinks, but I still love him.

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01-13-2013, 11:39 AM
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What is it about Boosh that keeps him coming back? Good lord.

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Rather good sized defenseman. 6'3, 205 pounds. Played in a decent hockey program and seems to be a good stay at home defender with some offensive upside. Still rather young at 21, but will probably need some time in the AHL to refine his game. Could be a good one.
Very raw player. Just a year or so ago he was Carolina's 2nd rated D prospect. Luke was going nowhere here so to me this was worth a shot. Plus I always liked Brian.

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01-13-2013, 11:48 AM
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So this trade is more about Alt. I don't know much about him but reading his scouting reports has me intrigued.

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Canes just signed Dan Ellis to a 1 year deal which is why they got rid of Boucher.

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