James Reimer: Toronto Maple Leafs’ Goalie Of The Future or Mirage?

January 24th, 2011 by Mark Ritter Leave a reply »
The recent announcement that the Toronto Maple Leafs will be carrying three goaltenders on their upcoming road trip has the Leafs Nation thinking two-fold. First, given the fact that three goaltenders is a crowd, will veteran goaltender J.S. Giguere be moved? And second, if J.S. Giguere is not in the Leafs’ future plans, where do James Reimer and Jonas Gustavsson fit into the equation?

Last week, Giguere told reporters that he would be willing to waive his no-trade clause if the Maple Leafs brass asked him to, leading to speculation that he may be on the move before the trade deadline expires.

Injuries and a mediocre season in which Giguere has posted a 9-8-3 record to go along with his .900 save percentage and 2.71 goals-against average may be enough of a roadblock for contending teams to stay clear of Giguere, but given the fact that he has won a Stanley Cup and has a good reputation on and off the ice, may be enough to entice at least one team to make an offer for Giguere.

Don’t hold your breath Leaf fans, the return for Giguere will likely be small. In the end, a third round draft choice should be enough to get a deal done, o ...

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