Toronto Maple Leafs: The Journey Continues For a Big Time Goal Tender

April 25th, 2010 by Albi Baraku Leave a reply »
Johnny Bower, Felix Potvin, Curtis Joseph, Eddie Belfour: what do all those names have in common?

Well, they've all played in goal for the Toronto Maple Leafs at one point of their respective careers.

But what else do each of those net-minders passionately share together?

They were all great.

The Toronto Maple Leafs have failed to seize a sound and opportune goaltender that they can partially and comfortably depend on when attempting to hold a lead in crucial games during the season.

A goaltender that is capable of taking over the starting role with confidence and ease.

One that can play 60-plus games in a regular season and not be fully fatigued, mentally or physically.

However, since the time of Eddie "Eddie the Eagle" Belfour, the Maple Leafs have been unable at capturing a No. 1 goaltender.

They have however, attempted this goal many times throughout the past five seasons.

During the 2005-2006 season, the Leafs missed the postseason for the first time in the whole decade.

They fired coach Patt Quinn, and brought in 2003-2004 Calder Memorial Trophy winner, An ...

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