In light of this news are people still as upset with Leclaire's contract? Both goalies have had injury plagued careers with similar numbers.
Leclaire, 27, is almost exactly a year older (Born Nov 7 to Lehtonen born Nov 16)
Played 159 regular season games over 5 full seasons with Columbus and Ottawa
Career Regular season (57-69-14-10): GAA = 2.89, Save percentage = 0.903
Career Playoffs: GAA = 2.85, Save percentage = 0.920 (2 career starts with one being an Ottawa Senator record setting performance with 1 victory)
Lehtonen is 26
Played in 216 regular season games over 5 full seasons with Atlanta and Dallas
Career Regular season (100-87-17-14): GAA = 2.87, Save percentage = 0.912
Career Playoffs: GAA = 5.59, Save percentage = 0.849 ( 2 career starts both losses)
Is Dallas crazy? Does Leclaire not look so bad now? I gotta say I'm glad we have Leclaire at 3.8M (Cap hit) for only one more year and hopefully more than 12 games to base judgment on an extension the likes of Lehtonen's deal.