Found May 22, 2012 on
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Fresh off another lackluster season in which he posted a 17-17-4 record to go along with a 2.92 goals against average and a paltry 0.902 save percentage, it appears as if Jonas Gustavsson’s days as a Toronto Maple Leaf are over.
Maple Leafs general manager Brian Burke made reference to Gustavsson’s departure at his season ending press conference when he suggested his team would be foolish to start the 2012-13 season with two goaltenders with limited NHL experience.
“Positionally we have to look at the goaltending, it wasn’t good enough this year,” said Burke at his press conference. “I think that James Reimer is the real deal; I think we can still plan on him being a number one guy, but we have to look at if we can bring in a guy that can bring us more options and more performance right from the get-go next year.”
Clearly, Burke still believes in Reimer. And, with few people in NHL circles believing Gustavsson to be the “guy” Burke was speaking about, it is fairly obvious the goalte...
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