Toronto Maple Leafs: Will Brian Burke Finally Acquire a No. 1 Goalie?

May 8th, 2012 by Matt Wiseman Leave a reply »
If you weren't convinced before the Stanley Cup Playoffs began, I'm sure you know now that the goalie position can be the single-most influential position in the NHL.

The likes of Jonathan Quick, Mike Smith and Henrik Lundqvist have been solid for their respective teams all year.

Granted, goalies are only one part of a winning equation. But apart from the Chicago Blackhawks of 2010, very few post-lockout teams have been able to win hockey's ultimate prize without solid play between the pipes. 

So where does this leave the Toronto Maple Leafs? Unfortunately, on the outside looking in.

Don't worry though, GM Brian Burke is on the job. In nearly four years he has been unable to find a legitimate starting goalie, but that doesn't mean that he won't be able to acquire one in the next four months, right?

Sarcasm aside, Burke has his work cut out for him over the coming months.

In what could very well be his last offseason in Toronto, the big boss has to revamp a small, speedy team, into a big and tough Carlyle-type juggernaut—not an easy task, and one that I am willing to bet is not accomplished.

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