What Controversy?: Neither Leafs Goalie Showing They Deserve Starting Role

November 17th, 2009 by Jon Neely Leave a reply »

When a team has a goaltending controversy, they find themselves in a situation where their backup is playing well enough to steal the job from the current starting goalie.

This was thought to be the case in Toronto early on in the season, when, through the first two weeks, Vesa Toskala looked like he was in the wrong league. He was absolutely pitiful and to this day has still not won a single game of the seven he has played.

Jonas Gustavsson was the stud that came over from Sweden during the offseason and signed with the Leafs, which immediately caused rumblings that Toskala's job was the Monster's for the taking.

It wasn't long that those rumblings became truth and it looked as if the Leafs would turn to their rookie net minder to save the season. After recovering from injury, Gustavsson came in and put up solid numbers that saw the Leafs go on a run of points in eight straight games.

A collective sigh of relief was heard throughout Leaf Nation, as the fans finally felt comfortable wi ...

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