The Toronto Maple Leafs have lost five games in row. They are barely hanging onto a playoff spot. A lot of people would say that the player who bares the most responsibility is goaltender James Reimer.
Now, of course, others will say that the Leafs haven’t played at all well in front of him. That is true, but great and even good goalies can keep their teams in games until they can get it together. The Leafs other goalie, Jonathan Bernier, seems to be a goalie who can do that on numerous occasions.
With the way things are going right now, from Reimer’s agent on Twitter to Leafs head coach Randy Carlyle saying that Reimer was “just OK”, the Leafs look to be on the road to distancing themselves from Reimer. As he is a restricted free agent at the end of the season, he will probably ask for a trade so he can get a fresh start somewhere else.
Reimer has done a lot of good things for the Leafs over his short career with the team. However, it looks like that time is coming to an end. If the Leafs miss the playoffs, it will be all but assured.
What do you think?