Bear Hunting: Where is Michael Leighton?
UPDATE! Leighton's agent denies Leighton left team. Still, where was he?
So remember when we told you that Michael Leighton wouldn't even be the third-string goalie for last night's game and he wasn't on the ice for practice yesterday? Well… it seems Leighton went missing.
Flyers beat reporter Anthony SanFilippo wrote about it in a story entitled Did Leighton Go AWOL?: [Delco Times]
One team source told the Daily TImes tonight that Leighton was very upset with himself after his Game 6 performance and didn't show up for the morning practice Tuesday.
According to the source, the Flyers tried to contact him early Tuesday but couldn't reach him. They finally got through to him later on Tuesday.
SanFilippo said a second source, who had no knowledge that Leighton went missing, told him that Big Bear was hurting both phsically and emotionally after Game 6. No shit.
When asked about the story, both Peter Luuko and Paul Holmgren denied it. Homegran replied to an email from SanFilippo, saying "absolutely not true." Holmgren lies from time to time.
One reliable person I spoke with said Leighton was seen in the press box. However, they were just relaying information from someone else- so you can take that with a grain of salt.
Either way, can somebody hunt him down?