Vesa Toskala Rubbing Leafs’ Nation the Wrong Way in His Contract Year

December 31st, 2009 by Zach Smith Leave a reply »
If you were to look at Vesa Toskala's numbers at the halfway point of the season, you would not guess that this is his contract year.

Appearing in 20 games thus far, Toskala owns a record of 6-8-2, with a goals against average of 3.72, to go along with an .869 save percentage.

To sum up his season, he is ranked at the bottom of the league leaders charts in virtually every category of importance among starters in the National Hockey League, and this guy is playing for another contract in the summer, wow!

Toskala's mediocre numbers leave reason for concern between the pipes for Toronto, as Jonas Gustavsson is slowly making his transition from the Swedish League to the NHL game.

Already hated among many fans for his poor play last year, Toskala was suppose to be the "old" Vesa Toskala after enduring multiple groin surgeries last spring to repair his hip/groin area, which was apparently the reason for his lackluster effort a year ago.

Leafs' Nation was willing to give Vesa a second chance, a fresh start, if you will. He was even given the start on opening in favour of "The Monster" following his sub-par preseason play. It a ...

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