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#21 dragonballgtz

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Posted 04 January 2011 - 12:21 AM

He sucked in the Finals anyways.

Both goalies did.

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Posted 04 January 2011 - 12:31 AM

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.


He started the season as Cam Ward's backup in Carolina.

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#23 CaliWingsNut

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Posted 04 January 2011 - 01:17 AM

This whole thing reeks of mismanagement.

Why do you spend the time & money to put someone through a training stint in the jrs, put people on LTIR to make the cap space to keep them, only to waive them days later?

He wasn't great, but he wasn't bad for his one game played.

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Posted 04 January 2011 - 02:58 AM

He sucked in the Finals anyways.


So did Neimi and he got a nice new contract.
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Posted 04 January 2011 - 01:45 PM

This whole thing reeks of mismanagement.

Why do you spend the time & money to put someone through a training stint in the jrs, put people on LTIR to make the cap space to keep them, only to waive them days later?

He wasn't great, but he wasn't bad for his one game played.


And it was his first game back in the NHL since Game 6 of the Finals. I would have gone with the three goalie rotation and see how things look at the deadline. For as sub-par as Leighton was in the Finals, he did shut out the Habs three times in the Eastern Finals.

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#26 CaliWingsNut

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Posted 04 January 2011 - 04:10 PM

So did Neimi and he got a nice new contract.


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Posted 05 April 2011 - 02:12 PM

From TSN:

One year after he helped the Philadelphia Flyers get to the Stanley Cup Final, goaltender Michael Leighton was placed on re-entry waivers by the club on Tuesday.

If Leighton is claimed by another team, that team would be responsible for half of his annual salary of $1.6 million next season. However, he would not be eligible to play in this year's regular season or playoffs.
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#28 Wings_Fan_in_L.A

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Posted 05 April 2011 - 02:25 PM

I think we should pick him for backup Howard. Because Osgood is inactive, and we are not sure if he can be 100% in the playoffs. Therefore, we need one to support Howard when he is not 100% in the playoffs.

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Posted 05 April 2011 - 02:27 PM

I think we should pick him for backup Howard. Because Osgood is inactive, and we are not sure if he can be 100% in the playoffs. Therefore, we need one to support Howard when he is not 100% in the playoffs.

We would have to pick up the 1.6 mill which I am pretty sure we don't have right now to use. Not a salary cap guru though.
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Posted 05 April 2011 - 02:41 PM

Whoever picks him up cat play him this year and will have an 800,000 cap hit for next season. The wings could pick him up for a cheap backup for Howard next year

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Posted 05 April 2011 - 02:42 PM

Both are incorrect....

First if we did claim him.... We would pick up half his salary and the Flyers would pick up the other half since its Re-entry Waivers....

Second... We can not pick him up and have him play this year... This is because he was not on our roster or organization before the trade deadline. He wouldn't be allowed to dress for us until next season... I was hoping we could have him as a backup since Ozzie isn't looking like he will be back...

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Posted 05 April 2011 - 02:44 PM

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Posted 05 April 2011 - 02:59 PM

did we all forget about macdonald all of a sudden? hes been a beast recently besides the STL game.
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Posted 05 April 2011 - 03:04 PM

did we all forget about macdonald all of a sudden? hes been a beast recently besides the STL game.

It's the goalie position in Detroit. The 2nd someone is on re-entry waivers its..

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Posted 05 April 2011 - 03:40 PM

I'm waiting for Garth Snow and the Islanders to pick him up :ph34r:
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Posted 05 April 2011 - 03:51 PM

I'm waiting for Garth Snow and the Islanders to pick him up :ph34r:



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Posted 05 April 2011 - 06:50 PM

did we all forget about macdonald all of a sudden? hes been a beast recently besides the STL game.


He can't be relied upon to be consistent. How many times have we seen backups put together a few amazing games but fail in the long run?

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Posted 05 April 2011 - 07:37 PM

Leighton would be a really good option actually for next season as Howards backup. He has experience and really played well through the playoffs last season, he also has the finals experience and would be really cheap.

You couldn't ask for much more out of a backup especially at that price, I hope Kenny takes a long look at this since Ozzie can't be relied on to stay healthy any longer

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Posted 05 April 2011 - 09:30 PM

Leighton would be a really good option actually for next season as Howards backup. He has experience and really played well through the playoffs last season, he also has the finals experience and would be really cheap.

You couldn't ask for much more out of a backup especially at that price, I hope Kenny takes a long look at this since Ozzie can't be relied on to stay healthy any longer

Leighton has only playing in 1 NHL game this year, he isn't healthy either. He needs to prove that he's healthy
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Posted 05 April 2011 - 10:19 PM

Leighton has only playing in 1 NHL game this year, he isn't healthy either. He needs to prove that he's healthy

Leighton doesnt have the groin of a 40 year old though either. Hes had an injuyr filled season but hes no Dipietro, I dont see why he couldnt bounce back

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