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#1 edicius

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Posted 03 January 2011 - 12:17 PM

Well, I guess that answers that question in Philly.

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UPDATE: The Flyers today placed goaltender Michael Leighton on waivers, according to Flyers General Manager Paul Holmgren.


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#2 mindfly

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Posted 03 January 2011 - 12:20 PM

Pcik him up Kenny, can't be worse than howard/osgood atm.

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Posted 03 January 2011 - 12:21 PM

Pcik him up Kenny, can't be worse than howard/osgood atm.


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Posted 03 January 2011 - 12:27 PM

It's a win-now, results based league and unfortunately for Leighton, he just wasn't out-performing either Bobrovsky or Boucher... one of the 3 had to be cut loose...

All I have to say about Holland and our off-season:

Here in this thread

Here in this one as well

Here in this one too

and finally

Here


Holland is a damn good GM. period.


#5 Miss Wing Queen

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Posted 03 January 2011 - 12:28 PM

Is this going to become a trend now? Granted Leighton didn't play last night, but are the goalies of the NHL going to look at the schedule and see they're playing Detroit and say to themselves, "Oh, s***," and wonder about job security? :P I guess we're just the bad luck charm for those NHL teams with three goalies, eh?

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Posted 03 January 2011 - 12:31 PM

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You continuously out do yourself.

No.

a list of things I take more seriously than mindfly:
1. A promise from a politician
2. The artistic musical styling of one Justin Bieber
3. The word of an AD in college football that there will not be a coaching change and they are committed to the current coach, after a couple sub-par seasons
4. Brett Favre's retirement announcements
5. The complaints of a woman wearing a low cut, 2 sizes too small shirt, that guys always stare at her boobs
6. The weather report

I could go on...

All I have to say about Holland and our off-season:

Here in this thread

Here in this one as well

Here in this one too

and finally

Here


Holland is a damn good GM. period.


#7 Detroit # 1 Fan

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Posted 03 January 2011 - 12:39 PM

Stanley Cup finals to the waiver wire.

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Posted 03 January 2011 - 12:45 PM

Wow.

He gets all of 1 game to prove himself. A game he got the W on too.

Glad Philly really gave him a chance after, ya know, backing them to the SCF?

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#9 eva unit zero

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Posted 03 January 2011 - 12:49 PM

Stanley Cup finals to the waiver wire.


Given that he was playing no better than Boucher during the playoffs, and only came in due to Boucher's injury (and started the season as about the 5th string tender, moving up due to injury to guys like Emery) it's not hard to believe that last year's playoff was the height of Leighton's career, rather than a glimpse of what's to come like so many seemed to think.
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Posted 03 January 2011 - 12:52 PM

He sucked in the Finals anyways.
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Posted 03 January 2011 - 12:56 PM

a list of things I take more seriously than mindfly:
1. A promise from a politician
2. The artistic musical styling of one Justin Bieber
3. The word of an AD in college football that there will not be a coaching change and they are committed to the current coach, after a couple sub-par seasons
4. Brett Favre's retirement announcements
5. The complaints of a woman wearing a low cut, 2 sizes too small shirt, that guys always stare at her boobs
6. The weather report

I could go on...


Brilliant.

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Posted 03 January 2011 - 01:03 PM

a list of things I take more seriously than mindfly:
1. A promise from a politician
2. The artistic musical styling of one Justin Bieber
3. The word of an AD in college football that there will not be a coaching change and they are committed to the current coach, after a couple sub-par seasons
4. Brett Favre's retirement announcements
5. The complaints of a woman wearing a low cut, 2 sizes too small shirt, that guys always stare at her boobs
6. The weather report

I could go on...


. . . for the 2011 Winter Classic. :lol:

#13 VM1138

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Posted 03 January 2011 - 01:14 PM

Stanley Cup finals to the waiver wire.


This is the trend lately. Goalies are trading teams like they're playing musical chairs. Like Mick said the other night, it's just not a "goalie's league" anymore. They're a dime a dozen and only a very, very, very few are worth multi-year contracts.
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#14 eva unit zero

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Posted 03 January 2011 - 02:09 PM

This is the trend lately. Goalies are trading teams like they're playing musical chairs. Like Mick said the other night, it's just not a "goalie's league" anymore. They're a dime a dozen and only a very, very, very few are worth multi-year contracts.


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Posted 03 January 2011 - 03:06 PM

. . . for the 2011 Winter Classic. :lol:


What? The weather was just as predicted.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AaNUC_MjGjc

#16 achildr1

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Posted 03 January 2011 - 03:10 PM

What? The weather was just as predicted.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AaNUC_MjGjc


I was thinking this a couple days before the game...

O, the irony.

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Posted 03 January 2011 - 03:18 PM

He sucked in the Finals anyways.


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Posted 03 January 2011 - 03:28 PM

Better then Howard...


Are you serious? Please, please, please remind yourself of the stretch run last year. Where Jimmy Howard basically carried us on his back. We wouldn't have made the playoffs without him last year, chew on that. His start this year wasn't bad either...sheez.

Put Jimmy on waivers and watch the ensuing GM on GM violence. Pretty sure Leighton goes unclaimed, but either way, pretty much no one will care anyway.

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Posted 03 January 2011 - 03:34 PM

Better then Howard...

Should have saved yourself from typing this moronic post but...maybe I could have too Posted Image

Either way, No...
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Posted 03 January 2011 - 04:17 PM

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Even Luongo isn't "elite" anymore. The guy used to be, but he's not very "clutch." He's certainly great but like Ken and Mick said the other night, there just aren't any truly dominant goalies in the league.

Do Miller, Lundqvist and Luongo really stack up when compared to Hasek, Roy and Brodeur (in his hey-day)? No.

Edited by VM1138, 03 January 2011 - 04:18 PM.

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