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04-05-2011, 06:01 PM
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I think with the statement of Leighton's nagging injury might actually shy teams (espcially the Isle) away form picking him up, half salary or not.

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Leighton was not a problem yesterday and today he is. Thanks Homer.
Not yet. No need to worry until we know if he is claimed. If he clears this move won't matter one bit.

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I think with the statement of Leighton's nagging injury might actually shy teams (espcially the Isle) away form picking him up, half salary or not.
He's posted back to back shutouts in his last two games. I doubt the Flyers attempt to scare teams away will work.

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04-05-2011, 06:49 PM
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I think with the statement of Leighton's nagging injury might actually shy teams (espcially the Isle) away form picking him up, half salary or not.
The thing is... there's no downside. $750K is peanuts in the grand scheme of things, and if he bombs you can just waive him yourself.

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04-05-2011, 06:51 PM
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Dreger's quite often flat out wrong or jumps the gun on things before he's properly checked them out. I fell better about him clearing based on this comment...
Everyone who prognosticates is going to be wrong with regularity. Doesn't mean Dreger is making it up that he's hearing he's going to get claimed.

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Everyone who prognosticates is going to be wrong with regularity. Doesn't mean Dreger is making it up that he's hearing he's going to get claimed.
Not to start a whole Eklund thing, but that's what he does and everyone rags on him for it...

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He's posted back to back shutouts in his last two games. I doubt the Flyers attempt to scare teams away will work.
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The thing is... there's no downside. $750K is peanuts in the grand scheme of things, and if he bombs you can just waive him yourself.
Yes, I'm just thinking positive ;p

But I do consider it something the Isle will really factor in. I don't think they want to go down the road of more goalie injuries, with their history.

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Everyone who prognosticates is going to be wrong with regularity. Doesn't mean Dreger is making it up that he's hearing he's going to get claimed.
Sure. No argument there at all. But he does seem to be wrong more than others.

I do question the strength of his sources and the quality of his filter as far as releasing information from people that may not be knowledgeable on the subject.

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Not to start a whole Eklund thing, but that's what he does and everyone rags on him for it...
And you've never seen me criticizing Eklund for that... I just think Eklund is a dumb ass when he starts opining.

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Yes, I'm just thinking positive ;p

But I do consider it something the Isle will really factor in. I don't think they want to go down the road of more goalie injuries, with their history.
Sure, but there are other teams besides the Isles that may be interested as well. So far Leighton's injuries aren't effecting his performance and any claiming team would be acquiring him for next season when he could be 100% so it doesn't seem like something that is a huge concern.

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04-05-2011, 07:21 PM
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It's funny that people mention how putting Leighton on re-entry waivers might cost the Flyers Ville Leino when he's to become a UFA. There was interesting article written not long ago (and I'll search for it again) that mentioned there's some serious heat between Leino and Laviolette. That 750K can be more than easily made up for when one considers that Carcillo, Boucher, and Zherdev are all UFAs and Laperriere will probably be on LTIR again next season. There's money right there to sign Leino.

I'm indifferent to the Leighton move and it's clear that Leighton does have some fans within the organization and that Laviolette has always been a fan of Leighton as well, back to their days in Carolina.

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It's funny that people mention how putting Leighton on re-entry waivers might cost the Flyers Ville Leino when he's to become a UFA. There was interesting article written not long ago (and I'll search for it again) that mentioned there's some serious heat between Leino and Laviolette. That 750K can be more than easily made up for when one considers that Carcillo, Boucher, and Zherdev are all UFAs and Laperriere will probably be on LTIR again next season. There's money right there to sign Leino.

I'm indifferent to the Leighton move and it's clear that Leighton does have some fans within the organization and that Laviolette has always been a fan of Leighton as well, back to their days in Carolina.
You're underestimating the problem.

The Flyers have 57.4M committed to 17 players next year.

They are going to lose some space to bonuses (JVR and Bob).

Even with the decent bump to the cap, it's going to be extremely tight as is (and that's including letting some people go)... if you throw in a 750K anchor, it's going to be a problem.

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i cant comment on this till after the waiver deadline..

but then i'm def. posting..

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04-05-2011, 09:12 PM
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It's funny that people mention how putting Leighton on re-entry waivers might cost the Flyers Ville Leino when he's to become a UFA. There was interesting article written not long ago (and I'll search for it again) that mentioned there's some serious heat between Leino and Laviolette. That 750K can be more than easily made up for when one considers that Carcillo, Boucher, and Zherdev are all UFAs and Laperriere will probably be on LTIR again next season. There's money right there to sign Leino.

I'm indifferent to the Leighton move and it's clear that Leighton does have some fans within the organization and that Laviolette has always been a fan of Leighton as well, back to their days in Carolina.
I'm tired of people writing off 200k mistakes here, and 400k mistakes there. Mistakes are mistakes, and when you have to sign as many talented guys as we do, you need every penny.

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Leighton plays last game of the year and posts a shutout... Bet On It!

(course he could be in goal for the NYI against us!)

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I'm wondering if Leighton is the proverbial switch. He was the switch last year. Might as well keep trying to pretend it's still 2010.

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I'm wondering if Leighton is the proverbial switch. He was the switch last year. Might as well keep trying to pretend it's still 2010.
I just hope Lavi starves them the next week and gets em' hungry!!

And apparently there's more than one switch! There's 19

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04-06-2011, 02:01 AM
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Teams that I could definitely see grabbing him:


CHI (if they can fit him... they definitely could use a cheap goalie next year)COL
CLB
FLA
LA (if they are planning to move one of their guys for other assets)
MIN (possible)
MON (?)
NJ (unlikely, but they have a spot)
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PHX
STL (have an opening)
TB

Here's the real problem: There's no downside to claiming Leighton right now. You aren't going to pay him much of anything, and if you're going to get Machiavellian on this... you can seriously screw the Flyers up going into next year.
Please God No!

I saw Leighton as a bad rookie and he is still that terrible goalie. He never improved his 5 hole or glove and gives up horrible weak goals like he did in 04.

+ Alexander Salak is expected to sign deal with Hawks to be our #2 next year. He was dominant in SEL this year

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Hhhmm as much as this is a bad move I would love to have Leightons 5 shutouts - we could have already won the conference

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Leighton plays last game of the year and posts a shutout... Bet On It!

(course he could be in goal for the NYI against us!)
The only team he can physically play for this season is the flyers

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The issue isn't goalies at all, it is our lack of offense... hell it is an overall lack of effort.

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The issue here is nothing at all hockey related. Talking about if Leighton is the "switch" or the "spark" that will get this team going is irrelevant. The fact that this is happening at all, is a financial mess. I will continue to pray that Michael Leighton is a Philadelphia Flyers this afternoon (as weird as that is for me).

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Please God No!

I saw Leighton as a bad rookie and he is still that terrible goalie. He never improved his 5 hole or glove and gives up horrible weak goals like he did in 04.

+ Alexander Salak is expected to sign deal with Hawks to be our #2 next year. He was dominant in SEL this year
Leighton would be fine as a backup... especially at no risk and 750K. If he bombs, you can just waive him... and Salak can play in the AHL.

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