This cats been showing some serious leather lately !Seems every Flyers highlite i see lately Leighton is making some really nice glove saves.I believe even Mr Parents gotta smile a little watching Leightons leather work.I hope he can keep it going !
I don't think Bernie Parent looks at ANY goalie with envy,cause he has been there and done that......With perfection !
sure he does, everyday he wakes up and notices that pads have tripled in size since his playing days and wonders how many more cups he could have won if he was padded up like overstuffed thanksgiving turkeys the way they are now
He's very, very strong at making the first stop. He has large holes in his game elsewhere but our defense has been terrific. Unfortunately, I am not convinced that that will translate to playoff success, especially against the teams that are better at 2nd and 3rd chances.
Leighton also has quick legs for covering the bottom corners, but (as everyone has said) doesn't control the shot into the corner to eliminate the rebound. He's also going to get burned one game with his behind-the-net play: stop the puck and shovel it backwards to the corner.
I keep expecting Leighton to fail, and he has proven me wrong on most every night so far.