Kukla's Korner Hockey
by Paul on 08/14/11 at 10:58 AM ET
from Chuck Gormley of the CourierPost,
Today, Leighton spends his mornings at the Skate Zone trying to work his way back onto a team that clearly has no room for him.
Having signed 31-year-old Russian Ilya Bryzgalov to a nine-year, $51 million contract, the Flyers have found the No. 1 goaltender they have sought since Ron Hextall’s prime.
The rest of the goaltending puzzle is far more unsettled. Sergei Bobrovsky, 22, is entering the second year of a contract that pays him $1.75 million this season, which would make him the second highest-paid backup in the NHL.
The Flyers also signed 28-year-old American Hockey League veteran Jason Bacashihua to a one-year contract and anticipate him winning the job as the Adirondack Phantoms’ No. 1 goalie. And then there’s 6-foot-7 prospect Niko Hovinen, who signed a three-year entry-level contract with the Flyers last May and is slated to play in Finland this season.
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