The Battle That Is the Maple Leafs Goaltending Situation

August 9th, 2010 by Shane House Leave a reply »
One thing that has been interesting with the Toronto Maple Leafs this offseason is the amount of competition that has been created within the team.

Outside of signing Colby Armstrong and trading for Kris Versteeg, the forward lines have remained relatively intact, leaving for plenty of competition within the locker room.

Defense is still to be determined, with Brian Burke trying to move Tomas Kabaerle, and there already being seven other worthy NHL defensemen on the team in Francois Beauchemin, Jeff Finger, Carl Gunnarsson, Mike Komisarek, Brett Lebda, Dion Phaneuf, and Luke Schenn. Competition for playing time in any aspect is going to be both tough and close.

But regardless of how many players are vying for spots in both the forward and defensive positions, it is argued that the most competitive position on the team is in net.

Not only is it going to be competitive on the NHL club, it is going to be competitive throughout the system on both the Marlies and Toronto's ECHL affiliate, the Reading Royals.

Brian Burke signed two prospects in Finnish goaltender Jussi Rynnas and collegiate standout Ben Scrivens.

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