Toronto Maple Leafs: Should GM Brian Burke Re-sign J.S. Giguere?

February 3rd, 2011 by Mark Ritter Leave a reply »
It wasn’t supposed to be this way. Fifty games into the 2010-11 season, Brian Burke was supposed to know who his goaltender of the future was going to be. Given the lack of results or lack of experience from his three most talented goaltenders, Burke is still unsure which way to turn.

On the one hand, it would seem beneficial for Burke to turn his back on J.S. Giguere, trading the veteran goaltender to a playoff contender or allowing Giguere to escape Toronto this summer via free agency.

On the other hand, if Giguere leaves, who could possibly step up in his absence?

When Burke brought in Swedish goaltending sensation Jonas Gustavsson, he touted the youngster as “the best goalie not playing in the NHL." Unfortunately for Burke, through 65 career NHL games, Gustavsson has posted a 22-28-11 record with a .890 save percentage and a less than stellar 3.29 goals against average.

Needless to say, despite Burke’s high praise and equally high hopes for Gustavsson, “The Monster” has not evolved into a number-one goaltender, falling well short of expectations in the process.

One could argue that Gustavs ...

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