It’s hard to believe that 10 years ago, we were hard pressed for a decent goaltender to help us get to the playoffs. I love James Reimer as much as the next guy (probably more), but when he’s the best goalie that’s been between the Leafs pipes, that means you’ve had goalie problems.
That’s why Frederik Andersen has been such a blessing for the Leafs. Not only is he a capable goalie, but he’s very consistent, aside from that one month a year that he struggles (but that comes with most goalie). That’s why he’s got the nickname Steady Freddy, or even FredEx. When he’s in the net, you know he’ll deliver a good performance.
But, the postseason hasn’t been overly kind to Freddie during his time as a Leaf. His .915 save percentage in 2017 was about what we’d expect from him, but his .896 last season against Boston was the worst of his playoff career, and a huge red flag for Leafs fans going into this series.
In fact, it could be argued that how bad he was played a huge role in the eventual loss to the Bruins last …
Author: Scott Maxwell / The Leafs Nation