Toronto Maple Leafs: Goaltender Controversy Brewing

November 23rd, 2010 by Mark Ritter Leave a reply »
Over the summer numerous questions surrounded the Toronto Maple Leafs. Who would emerge as the teams number one centre? Which player would emerge as the team's leader? How many goals will Phil Kessel get? The list goes on and on.

One of the more interesting questions had to do with goaltenders J.S. Giguere and Jonas Gustavsson. Specifically, which goalie would emerge as the team's number one option?

Prior to the start of the 2010-11 season Maple Leafs head coach Ron Wilson stated publicly that, without prejudice, Giguere was his number one guy.

True to his word, Wilson has afforded Giguere the lions share of the workload, but with the veteran currently on the shelf with a groin injury and Gustavsson playing extremely well in all of his last four appearances, there is bound to be a debate over which goaltender should be Wilson’s go-to-guy going forward.

Through 12 games Giguere owns a 5-5-2 record to go along with his 2.78 goals against average (29th overall) and paltry .895 save percentage (40th overall).

Overall Giguere’s play has been good, leading the team to some key early season victories and keeping the team in more than a few g ...

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