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When Toronto Maple Leafs general manager Brian Burke brought Swedish goaltending sensation Jonas Gustavsson to the Toronto Maple Leafs’ organization there was great hope from Burke that “the Monster”—as Gustavsson was so aptly nicknamed—would solidify the Blue and White’s goaltending for years to come.
Fast forward three seasons later and the Maple Leafs goaltending situation is still a question mark in many ways, although both Gustavsson and on again/off again number one starter James Reimer have combined as a decent duo.
Quietly, and without much fanfare, Gustavsson has put together his best season as a Maple Leaf, posting a 16-11-1 record to go along with a 2.75 goals against average and a .909 save percentage and three shutouts—all career bests for Gus.
within the organization there are a number of goaltenders that have great potential. Ben Scrivens made a cameo appearance for the Maple Leafs early on in the season when Reimer was sidelined with concussion-like symptoms, while J...
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The Toronto Maple Leafs have recalled defenseman Keith Aulie from the American Hockey League after placing Carl Gunnarsson on the injured list.
Gunnarsson crashed into the boards during Monday's practice and suffered an ankle injury that will keep him out for at least seven days. The Swedish defenseman has two goals and 18 points in 55 games for Toronto this season.
Toronto Maple Leafs forward Phil Kessel is the easiest All-Star caliber player to intimidate in the NHL, according to an anonymous poll conducted by Sports Illustrated.The poll revealed that 15 percent of Kessel's peers think he's the easiest to intimidate in the league.Henrik and Daniel Sedin of the Vancouver Canucks share eight percent of the vote to finish a distant second...
There was no way to know which Joffrey Lupul the Toronto Maple Leafs were getting when they acquired him from the Anaheim Ducks a year ago. After all, this was a promising talent who had missed three days shy of a year recovering from injury and was underwhelming upon his return.
They aren't wondering any more.
"At the start of the year, if I said I was going to be up...
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By Lukas Hardonk (@LukasHardonk)
The Toronto Maple Leafs will take on the Calgary Flames for the second time this season tonight. While the Maple Leafs won the first game 3-2 at the Air Canada Centre, tonight’s contest has the potential to be very different as both teams now find themselves in a battle for the eighth and final playoff spot in their...
Quick update.....the Leafs still do not know the status of defenseman Carl Gunnarsson, but with them embarking on a swing through Western Canada starting tonight in Calgary, they have recalled Keith Aulie.
If Gunnarsson cannot go, it is likely that veteran Mike Komisarek, who has been a healthy scratch for the last six games would start.
Will update later....
The Toronto Maple Leafs have placed defenseman Carl Gunnarsson on injured reserve and recalled defenseman Keith Aulie from the Toronto Marlies of the American Hockey League.
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