NHL Free Agency: Five Goalies The Toronto Maple Leafs Could Target

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NHL Free Agency season is here. Today is the day where NHL general managers will shell out all the money they can to hopefully sign a player (or a few) that will help their team take the next step.

The Toronto Maple Leafs are no different. Their moves have already started as they traded Carl Gunnarsson to the St. Louis Blues for Roman Polak at the draft and plan to buy out Tim Gleason today.

One of the most interesting things going around in Leafland right now is the goaltending situation. With the news that James Reimer has requested a trade after losing his starting job to Jonathan Bernier last season, it makes the Leafs plans to deal with their goaltending something to look for today.

If the Leafs do end up trading James Reimer, they will probably look into bringing in a veteran backup before giving Drew McIntyre a chance. So, who might they look at?

Here are five goaltenders the Leafs might target.

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  • Claude Lamontagne

    why can’t we keep a good duo in the net?

    • Jeffrey Langridge

      Because Reimer wants out. It won’t be good in the locker room if there is someone who doesn’t want to be there.

  • old hockey fan

    Jeff is it just me or are the names of the 5 goalies not mentioned. This leaves the gate wide open.

    • Jeffrey Langridge

      The names are there. Just under the picture

  • Ednan Ahmed

    Ok 2 scenarios

    Let Bolland go and sign McClement and Komarov

    Sign Bolland and trade Kadri with Phaneuf and Reimer to a team for something special these are good players you could get an Ovechkin for this type of talent

    Who gives a damn about the backup goalie sign whoever or bring someone up don’t waste money on this spot unless you sign a hall of fame like Brodeur

    Btw there’s something wrong about Brodeur wearing a leafs jersey…

    • Alex Jones

      I think you are greatly over-valuing Kadri, Phaneuf & Reimer. If you were too trade all three to one team you might and I stress might find the elusive 1st line centre.
      Kadri is young and has some speed which teams might covet.
      Phaneuf was shown last year to have lost a step, if he had it. Yes he’s a reliable 3-5 person but with that contract he needs to be a 1 or 2. He’s not quick enough to cover. especially as the east is becoming faster.
      Reimer is a good backup but not consistent to be a #1

      • Ednan Ahmed

        You have a starting goalie in Reimer a first line defenceman in Phaneuf and a 2nd line centre in Kadri who is going to be a point a game player in his prime Reimer is still young and Phaneuf is primed all 3 have all star capability

        I think they are undervalued by Toronto fans and media and they can give a team a major boost like Edmonton or Calgary

        • Simon

          @ednan ahmed… You obviously know nothing about hockey! Are you f$$$$ kidding me!!! Your notion of trading Phaneuf Kadri and Reimer for one of the best goal scorers in hockey is absurd! Take off the rose coloured glasses off and stop playing GM. Would you trade RW Phil Kessel for Goalie micheal nuewirth dman Mike Green and C Evgeny Kuznetsov ….Then why in the rightmibd would Washington trade ovechkin. Give your head a shake man!

          • Ednan Ahmed

            Eh it could happen more pieces might have to be in play doesn’t have to be Ovechkin could be Malkin or Whoever

          • Ednan Ahmed

            Also why do I have to stop playing GM you are on a free agent blog I’m saying it’s a great package of players and it is they’re all good players who can make a difference

      • Ednan Ahmed

        Reimer is awesome Alex, you and everybody else forgets what he did prior to this past year when he was treated like garbage

  • Mark Douglas

    J.S. Giguere retired at the end of the 2013-2014 season, so I doubt he’ll sign with the Leafs, or anyone else for that matter.

    • Jeffrey Langridge

      Wasn’t aware of that. Saw him on Capgeek’s UFA list and thought he would be a good fit.

      • Mark Douglas

        I remember watching him and Selanne take a final farewell skate around the rink together after Colorado and Anaheim played each other in the last game of the regular season. Both seemed to be calling it a career. If Giggy wasn’t then I agree with you, he would have been a great mentor and backup (especially as a fellow Quebecois) to Bernier.

        http://www.nhl.com/ice/news.htm?id=720756

  • Peter Hefner

    Leafs didn’t even give young T.J.Brennan a chance what a goof! Good luck T.J. with the Islanders! Borges chooses Buffalo good luck in the cellar!