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07-01-2012, 12:03 PM
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Flyers Sign Michael Leighton (1-year @ $900k)

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Josh Rimer ‏@JoshRimerHockey

Flyers Just Signed Michael Leighton to a 1 Year deal $900,000!
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Tim Panaccio ‏@tpanotchCSN

confimed Eklund: Leighton re-signs w/Flyers.
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1:19 p.m. - FLYERS RE-SIGN LEIGHTON
The first signing of the day by the Flyers is (G) Michael Leighton.

"I'm very happy to be back in Philly," said Leighton. "This is where I want to be and I'm excited about the team we have this year. I look forward to the opportunity to continue working with Jeff Reese."

Leighton spent the 2011-12 season with the Flyers' AHL affiliate, the Adirondack Phantoms, posting a 28-26-1 record with a 2.58 goals-against average and .918 save percentage with two shutouts.

The 31-year-old Leighton helped lead the Flyers to the 2010 Stanley Cup Final by going 8-4 with a 2.95 GAA in 16 starts. In the Eastern Conference Final series vs. Montreal, he posted a 1.40 GAA, .950 save percentage and three shutouts in the five-game series. He was the first Flyer and the 13th goaltender in NHL history to have 3 shutouts in a series.


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Well, at 900,000, whatever.

I would have preferred Mason, among others. But at least it frees up about 600k in cap space over Bob.

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900k? I can live with that.

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Alright so one stupid signing out of the way, now lets get to the good stuff.

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Not a big deal at all. I'd rather have leighton at that price than bob.

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He wasn't anywhere near as bad as the hysterical outpouring would suggest. He's earning next to nothing and he'll play even less. He's just a warm body to sit on the bench.

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It's not a stupid signing, Leighton is a back-up. 900k is OK. 1,55M is not.

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It's not a stupid signing, Leighton is a back-up. 900k is OK. 1,55M is not.
Yea, an AHL backup. Why sign such a ****** guy the minute free agency opens up

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It's not a stupid signing, Leighton is a back-up. 900k is OK. 1,55M is not.
Yup. Agreed.

I guess the only question is, was Leighton really likely to sign somewhere at noon? Could we have waited to see what the market looked like for guys like Mason, Hedburg, etc.--who might be a bit more reliably as backups.

That said, I don't hate this.

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How do they not sign him for league minimum????? NO ONE else was going to offer him anything. Idiocy.

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What I don't get is why either one would want anything to do with each other after Leighton went AWOL last year. He wasn't even the 3rd goalie.


People also didn't want Leighton at any price (including re-entry waivers), so offer more to make sure you have him? Hopefully it's 2-way.

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Why?!

If he suits up at all this year, I'm not watching.

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900k for a fringe NHL goalie, good job Homer

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Sums it up perfectly.

On the good side, all those Leighton jerseys can come back out of the closet....

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All the Leighton hatred is mainly based on overreaction.

A backup, still young but knowing his role who once had a decent run coming out of nowhere, is now paid backup money to play 20 games a season. I can live with that!

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