Goalie Madness

leafsI've always been fascinated with goaltenders. There are goalies who score, our love of unproven goalies, and an exhaustive list of every goalie to wear the blue and white in the NHL.

Ever since Ed Belfour, it's been a little sketchy between the pipes in this city. Ok, it's been a lot sketchy, which may explain why Ed Belfour played the last playoff game in this city almost 8 years ago. Holy shit, has it really been 8 years?

Let's just look at the last two seasons. This was Jean-Sébastien Giguère's team, then James Reimer took the reigns to close out last season. We loved Reimer, we still do, but earlier this year we flirted with Ben Scrivens before being surprised by The Monster, a player we were all ready to trade for a bag of pucks.

Who saw this coming? Our season rests on the shoulders of Jonas Gustavsson, signed from Sweden to great fanfare back in 2009, who is an awful lot like Reimer, Scrivens and the lot in that he's unproven.

But at least he's not Vesa Toskala. We can do this...

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Mississauga Phil

I'm not going to saw I knew Gustavson would be as hot as he is right now, but I did say last year that sooner or later they are going to have to stick with one goalie, the constant flip flop did nothing but wreck the confidance of both goalies. They have to allow a goalie to make mistakes and play through it, no one is going to be perfect every night, or even every week.....

January 26, 2012 @ 8:17 AM


Reimer is our best bet.. He's suffered a little since the hit (so has Miller). He will be fine.

The Monster is on a lucky streak. He is not a number #1 goalie in the NHL. But lets ride it while we can.

January 26, 2012 @ 9:32 AM

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