James Reimer Back with the Toronto Maple Leafs
Team: San Jose Sharks
Cap Hit: $2.25 Million until 2023
Contract: 5 Team No Trade List
Imagine James “Optimus-Reim” Reimer back with the Toronto Maple Leafs. After his incredible play that seemed to go unappreciated when he entered the league with some bad Leafs teams, it would be amazing to see him giving his all in the Leafs net when it counts.
James Reimer has put up very good numbers for his entire career and this season his stats are slightly below Jack Campbell’s but a lot better than Mrazek’s. He’s also a bargain at just $2.25 million until 2023, and a fair bit cheaper than Mrazek at $3.8 million until 2024.
If the Leafs choose to acquire Reimer and move Mrazek, they’d be adding the type of goaltender that could push Campbell for the top spot that they were hoping for when they brought Mrazek in to start the season.
Some people have mentioned that Reimer may not want to return to Toronto after his now wife, April Reimer, was attacked with around 300 Twitter death threats in 2013 while James was a member of the Toronto Maple Leafs.
However, James Reimer did remain with the Leafs until 2016 and hopefully the awful memories have subsided nine years later. He does have a five team no trade list in his contract, and I’d hope the Toronto Maple Leafs aren’t on that list.