Last week I took a look at how the Leafs should explore the waiver wire to expand their NHL ready goaltending depth. It was a smart piece, perhaps the finest piece of analysis ever written, and now that a week has passed, Neuvirth has been released, and a number of the goaltenders who were mentioned have been waived and cleared already, it’s time to take a look at the last options of goaltenders to claim before the season starts.
Much to chagrin of many, Tristan Jarry was not placed on waivers. The Penguins instead opted to waive Casey DeSmith who is probably more noteworthy for his domestic assault and resisting arrest charges than anything he’s ever done in net. I’m going to say the Leafs would be wise to pass on this guy.
Rather than focusing on the negative, we’ll look at the two options who I highlighted previously and are sitting on waivers today…
There is Anton Forsberg, an experienced goaltender who is a season removed from playing 35 games for the Blackhawks. Last season in the AHL he had a .919 save percentage, and may fit the Mike Babcock bill of veteran backup more …
Author: Jon Steitzer / The Leafs Nation