With the trade deadline just over one month away, the Toronto Maple Leafs need to address their goaltending issues.
The Toronto Maple Leafs currently sit in sixth place in the Eastern Conference with a record of 25-16-7. Now into the second half of the season, the Leafs and many other teams will look to bolster their roster for a playoff push.
In the first 46 games of the season, The Leafs have had issues with goaltending stability, which will only be magnified as each game becomes more important.
Frederik Andersen’s play to date has not been particularly inspiring, although his consistency and body of work over his career suggests that he will rebound. The backup goaltending position is far less secure.
Michael Hutchinson has posted an .885 SV% and a 3.83 GAA this season, both of which rank 2nd last in the NHL among goalies that have played 10 or more games this season. Furthermore, Hutchinson’s SV% of .888 over his last three seasons fails to provide optimism for brighter days ahead.
Here are 5 goaltenders on the trade market that will be targets for the Toronto Maple Leafs.