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Michael Leighton signs with PHI for 2 years, $3.1M

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I guess it pays to be a bit of a playoff hero.  Leighton, he of the save career save percentage as Vesa Toskala, just got a contract about three times bigger than players with similar talent.  Here are rankings of goaltender save percentage over the last ten years; Leighton is 72nd.  Among 51 goaltenders who were active in 2009-10, he's 47th.

Basically, goalies with Leighton's established talent level make $500k a year.  Philly overpaid for no good reason.