Please note that I wrote this prior to the Leafs imploding in front of Andersen against the Flyers, so you can pretty much take every point, double underline them and put them in bold. Maybe add some blingee glitter to it, and animated emojis too. The Leafs need some help.
Kyle Dubas on #Leafs potentially pursuing trade for a new back-up goalie: “What I would really like more than anything is for us to put together a good game in front of Michael here in the coming stretch. We need to give him an opportunity as well.”
— Kristen Shilton (@kristen_shilton) December 2, 2019
This doesn’t seem like a GM who is actively looking for a new backup goaltender. Or at least it looks like a GM who isn’t overly thrilled that 30 other GMs are quite content to gouge him on any potential deal for one. So perhaps it’s better to quietly accept what we cannot change, acknowledge that Kyle Dubas is very well aware of the problem, and accept that he’s done the analysis on what poor goaltending is costing the Leafs compared to what addressing it would cost the team.
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Author: Jon Steitzer / The Leafs Nation