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Why the Flyers should resign Boucher over Leighton

I went outside today to get the mail, and the UPS man drove up. 8 weeks after i ordered a new (retro) Brian Boucher jersey, it came. So i was talking to the UPS guy about the Flyers goalie situation and we mentioned Evgeni Nabokov and Jose Theodore, but I brought up the question of which goalie already on the Flyers roster will be resigned by the team.

It's too bad the Ray Emery experiment went raw. He was playing well until a rash of hip injuries put him on IR. After he got hurt, everybody thought "there goes our season." After we miraculously snagged Laviolette, he signed one of his former goalies- Leighton.

Leighton played well during the regular season, posting an impressive win loss stat until he got hurt. Boucher had to come in once again to play. He played decent for being a backup goalie.. I know i don't have to tell you the rest because just like me, you watched Boucher shut the Rangers out of the playoffs. During the playoffs, Boucher seemed like a different man. He seemed focused and hungry. I know what you're thinking- we were down 3 games to none against Boston until Leighton came in. 

If it were up to me, i say resign Boucher because he showed Leighton most definatly didnt. He showed courage and valor stepping up to play big against the Devils' big-name offense. His heart was as big as his catcher. I would take a player who has less talent and more heart over one who has alot of talent but cracks under pressure.

Like i said before, Leighton played awesome during the season and during the Canadians, but fell apart like a dried out piece of bread in the Finals. It could be a toss up between the two, maybe they'll resign both, and a third goalie and let them fight it out in training camp.


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