how good of a goalie is leighton

Discussion in 'NHL Draft - Prospects' started by Jackets16, Jun 3, 2005.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. Jackets16

    Jackets16 Registered User

    Joined:
    Jan 7, 2005
    Messages:
    11,602
    Likes Received:
    161
    Trophy Points:
    141
    will he be chicago's no.1. what kind of potential does he have compared to other young goalies like blackburn, dipietro, etc. not so much prospects any more but guys already starting to play in the nhl
     
  2. JSmith81x

    JSmith81x Your weapon is guilt

    Joined:
    Dec 20, 2002
    Messages:
    2,726
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Home Page:
    I don't think he'll be a #1 goalie -- more like a really good backup or a co-starter, if the team's other goalie isn't good enough either ... at worst, he's a wandering AHL starter for the next 10 years.
     
  3. Gardebut30

    Gardebut30 Registered User

    Joined:
    Jun 8, 2004
    Messages:
    1,987
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    he's got potential, but back-up only i believe
     
  4. GaryU

    GaryU Registered User

    Joined:
    May 17, 2004
    Messages:
    3,417
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    84
    Location:
    Schaumburg,Il
    I disagree with my esteemed Chicago brethren. I believe that Leighton will be a #1.
     
  5. august

    august Registered User

    Joined:
    Sep 3, 2002
    Messages:
    875
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    119
    Location:
    Montreal
    Home Page:
    I think Corey Crwaford will be your #1 goaler in Chicago.
     
  6. FLYLine27*

    FLYLine27* BUCH

    Joined:
    Nov 9, 2004
    Messages:
    42,410
    Likes Received:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Occupation:
    PO
    Location:
    NY
    How about Al Montoya for Cam Barker? ;) There is your starting goalie in the future.
     
  7. bsenskmolson

    bsenskmolson Registered User

    Joined:
    May 6, 2005
    Messages:
    242
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    I believe Leighton could possibly be a #1 goalie in the NHL, definitely at least a backup in the NHL......
     
  8. salty justice

    salty justice Registered User

    Joined:
    May 25, 2004
    Messages:
    7,194
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Los Angeles
    Montoya's stock has dropped significantly since the draft where he wasnt even that close behind Barker. I hope you are joking.
     
  9. BeginPower

    BeginPower Registered User

    Joined:
    Jan 28, 2005
    Messages:
    231
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Montreal, Qc
    I second that, with Leighton being his back up
     
  10. Gardebut30

    Gardebut30 Registered User

    Joined:
    Jun 8, 2004
    Messages:
    1,987
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    0

    I think that's why he included the "wink". I think, and hope, that Crawford is our #1 in the future. Leighton, and Anderson, are very capable netminders, but have much to prove to be starters. They both had the chance to take the reigns in Chicago when Thibault went down. Neither had great numbers, and neither had a great defense in front of them, but inconsistancy is a flaw with each I feel.
     
  11. salty justice

    salty justice Registered User

    Joined:
    May 25, 2004
    Messages:
    7,194
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Los Angeles
    His confidence was definitely hurt by playing behind such a poor defense last year. Hopefully he can get more consistant and become a starter, but I just see him as a good back up in the future.
     
  12. BobMarleyNYR

    BobMarleyNYR Registered User

    Joined:
    May 2, 2004
    Messages:
    3,933
    Likes Received:
    92
    Trophy Points:
    101
    Occupation:
    panhandler
    Location:
    Alphabet
    Even though it was a joke, Montoya's stock hasn't dropped at all. HHe had a bad season, but there is generally no concern. I think he and Crawford have the same potential.
     
  13. Hadoop

    Hadoop The GOAT Generation

    Joined:
    Aug 13, 2002
    Messages:
    4,929
    Likes Received:
    182
    Trophy Points:
    156
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Toronto
    I hope Leighton does well. Back when he played Juniors in Windsor he was in my buddy's hockey pool... he finished in 3rd last place outta like 40 people though.
     
  14. FLYLine27*

    FLYLine27* BUCH

    Joined:
    Nov 9, 2004
    Messages:
    42,410
    Likes Received:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Occupation:
    PO
    Location:
    NY

    Hence the winking guy.
     
  15. BobMarleyNYR

    BobMarleyNYR Registered User

    Joined:
    May 2, 2004
    Messages:
    3,933
    Likes Received:
    92
    Trophy Points:
    101
    Occupation:
    panhandler
    Location:
    Alphabet
    Really though, Montoya's stock hasn't dropped. It would be a dumb trade even before their seasons started because Barker is the no. 3 defensive prospect.
     
  16. Gardebut30

    Gardebut30 Registered User

    Joined:
    Jun 8, 2004
    Messages:
    1,987
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Agree. Montoya is fine. Wouldn't mind having him in my team's group of prospects. One mediocre season, if that, does not spell doom.
     
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.

Share This Page

monitoring_string = "358c248ada348a047a4b9bb27a146148"