Have Faith in Reimer
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06-23-2012, 08:03 PM
Join Date: Oct 2011
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We did go the veteran goalie route. We had Giggy for that very purpose.
In hindsight it was a mistake going with Reimer and Gus to start the season but we had already tried the veteran goalie approach and Giguere wasn't really that good here.
Leafs brass probably thought two goalies fighting for the #1 job would get them to become even more competitive but Reimer got a concussion right off the bat.
The leafs acquired a struggling goalie in giggy hoping he would excel with a change in scenery but who than injured his groin and played the season hurt. Look at Giggy's numbers when he was healthy last season.
The lowest risk path is competent veteran goalie who has proven track record of NHL success. Why would anyone expect an unproven goalie to play start playing exceptional? Scrivens/Reimer could work out but it is risky because have no track record of NHL goaltending success.
What is the "fall" back if things don't work? Sure you can trade for a goalie but by than the leafs are pretty much out of a playoff spot.
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