Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Flyers Playoff Goalie?

Michael Leighton (December 29, 2010 - Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images North America)
What the hell is going on in Philly.  Michael Leighton is on waivers…this article suggest the Flyers might be trying to dump salary or only for “playoff depth,” but I doubt that.  Leighton is really on wavers because the Flyers are questioning their goalie situation at the moment.   I still think Sergei Bobrovsky is going to start in net in the playoffs for the Flyers…if they can turn their recent questionable play around….then again, this guy just let in 4 goals against the crappy Senators tonight.  Brian Boucher has not looked great either as of late.  Now the Flyers are on a 4 game losing streak and have lost 5 of the last 6. 
The Flyers are making the right move by placing Michael Leighton on waivers.  Once Leighton clears, the Flyers have nothing to lose and potentially something to gain if they call him up.  It does not matter that he spent most of the season in the AHL.  He is going to motivate Bobrovsky and Boucher to work their asses off to make sure they are the ones dressing and playing in the playoffs. 
Don’t be surprised if Leighton starts on Friday in Buffalo.  Leighton is coming off back to back shutouts for the Adirondack Phantoms and it probably feeling really confident right now.  I definitely believe Michael Leighton has the ability and the playoff experience to right the Flyers ship and help them move in the right direction; if he is given the opportunity.

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