The Toronto Maple Leafs need to trade for a backup goaltender.
That much is obvious after the Toronto Maple Leafs only earned 1 point from their backup goaltender, Micheal Hutchinson.
Since joining Toronto, the workload carried by Frederik Andersen has always been tremendous. With recent results at they are, this exceeds the mere physical burden it has been so far, it’s becoming a mental burden as well.
Stepping on the ice knowing it’s on him to win games, that’s a heavy burden to carry.
Evidently, the back-up situation has become urgent. The Toronto Maple Leafs can’t afford to see a playoff position get out of sight due to their back-up goaltending situation. They simply have a too good of a roster this season to be able to justify missing the playoffs.
The Toronto Maple Leafs and their trade targets.
When confronted with the goaltending situation, Toronto Maple Leafs GM Kyle Dubas told the media the following;
“What I would really like more than anything is for us to put together a good game in front of Michael. We need to give him an opportunity.” – Kyle Dubas
And there’s a point to that, the Toronto Maple Leafs haven’t been their best with Hutchinson on the ice. Then again, it’s not to be expected that a team playing the second half of a back-to-back to be at their best.
Here at Editor In Leaf, the goaltending situation has been a hot topic down the stretch of this season. Which lead to this weeks roundtable question; “Which backup goaltender should Toronto trade for?”
Let’s find out.