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#41 GSBrooks13

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Posted 05 April 2011 - 11:27 PM

It seems like it could be a safe pick up. Let him come to camp next year and see if he can bounce back, if he sucks then I don't believe there is any rule saying that The Wings cant just waive him again (Correct me if im wrong here). If thats the case then there is really no harm in grabbing him. If he has a great rebound year he will look like a steal at 800k, and if not, send him down to GR or hope someone else picks him up.

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Posted 05 April 2011 - 11:29 PM

He played one game before being put in the minors some time ago. I would guess he has performed poorly during his time in the minors and they are checking if anyone will bite.

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Posted 06 April 2011 - 12:04 AM

He's played well with the phantoms actually posting a .926 save percentage

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Posted 06 April 2011 - 09:31 AM

Leighton recalled by Flyers

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Posted 06 April 2011 - 09:33 AM

From TSN:



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 06 April 2011 - 09:48 AM

I'm guessing the Flyers are doing this because Bob and Boucher are playing terrible as of late
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Posted 06 April 2011 - 10:35 AM

View PostHankthaTank, on 05 April 2011 - 03:27 PM, said:
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.

I think we would only be on the hook for half that number as the Flyers would still be on the hook for the other half.

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Posted 06 April 2011 - 10:38 AM

Wow

I stated at the end I am not huge on salary stuff... I then went on to say I realized it was there as plain as day in the article and called myself out on it. :lol: some people and their holier than thou attitudes...
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Posted 06 April 2011 - 11:58 AM

I stated at the end I am not huge on salary stuff... I then went on to say I realized it was there as plain as day in the article and called myself out on it. :lol: some people and their holier than thou attitudes...

So knowing now that he is only an 800K contract next season would you like to see the wings pick him up?

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Posted 06 April 2011 - 12:00 PM

So knowing now that he is only an 800K contract next season would you like to see the wings pick him up?


I would pick him up. Have Osgood retire then have Howard and Leighton as the goalies.

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Posted 06 April 2011 - 01:16 PM

So knowing now that he is only an 800K contract next season would you like to see the wings pick him up?

For 800k I would probably take him as a more than serviceable backup. Only thing is, if we can have Joey for that price, then keep him.
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Posted 06 April 2011 - 01:19 PM

I don't think Holland will make a move. Unless he knows something about Osgood's condition that we don't. I think Holland is loyal to Osgood and give him enough time to see if he can play next season. If Osgood retires there should be enough free agent backup goalies available.

Edit: Oh, Leighton cleared the waivers already.

Edited by P. Marlowe, 06 April 2011 - 01:21 PM.

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