3 Goalies Toronto Maple Leafs Should Consider Trading For

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If you're banking on the Toronto Maple Leafs, goaltending to carry them to a Stanley Cup this season, you might want to reconsider.

Sure, crazy things happen in hockey, and you don't necessarily need a superstar goalie to lift the Cup anymore. But let's face it, having a top-tier netminder doesn't hurt.

We've seen it time and again, from Andrei Vasilevskiy's back-to-back Cups to underdogs like Aidin Hill and Jordan Binnington making history.

Now, I'm not saying Ilya Samsonov or Joseph Woll couldn't surprise us all, but let's not bet the farm on it. I'd rather put my faith in someone with a proven track record than cross my fingers and hope for a hot streak.

Especially in a season when John Tavares and Morgan Rielly are at the tail end of their primes, and Auston Matthews, Mitch Marner and William Nylander are at their absolute peaks.

Even if by some miracle one of these guys catches fire, it's no guarantee of victory. Just ask any Leafs fan who's watched great goalies get outplayed in the playoffs. It's a cruel reality that in a seven-game series, anything can happen.

If I were Brad Treliving, I'd be pulling out all the stops to upgrade our goaltending this year.

Sure, it's tough to swing a midseason trade for a goalie, but it's not impossible. So, who could be the answer to our goaltending prayers?