Toronto Maple Leafs: What To Do About Goaltending Issues

December 3rd, 2009 by Adam Morrison Leave a reply »

After Tuesday's 3-0 shutout of the Canadians in Montreal the Leafs are again left with questions in between the pipes. Prized rookie goaltender Jonas Gustavsson was taken to hospital in the first intermission with an 'accelerated heart rate.' Although the problem is apparently minor, this is exactly the scare that Leaf fans almost expect to happen on a nightly basis.

With Vesa Toskala's early struggles along with the uncertainty of Gustavsson's health and play, the Leafs have a problem at the most pivotal spot on the ice—in the net. The lack of goaltending depth between the Marlies and Leafs continues to be a talking point through this young season, and with more than three quarters of the calendar left to play the Leafs have some options to address.

What to do with Toskala

Let’s face it, his numbers are awful. He has one win and two overtime losses in seven starts this year. That’s a whopping four points out of a possible 14. His goals against average is last in the league for starting goaltenders and his s ...

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