When we last saw Frederik Andersen he was regularly imploding in the Leafs net, and it seemed like his career was coming to an unfortunate end. The Hurricanes didn’t see it that way, and walked away from a promising goaltender they were developing in favour of giving more money to Freddie. It seems like it is working out fine for the Canes and Andersen, as he’s been off to a hot start this year. Probably the last thing the Leafs want to see when Mrazek, who was brought in from the Canes, is now sitting on the IR, and fans are regularly questioning what is wrong with the Leafs.
As for Andersen, perhaps last season was about him being hurt and needing a summer to get back on track. It could also be that Andersen, who was brought in while Babcock was coach, never really fit with the system that Sheldon Keefe had the Leafs playing in front of him. It’s probably not a coincidence that Andersen’s numbers when off a cliff in December 2019. Looks like Rob Brind’Amour’s approach is a better fit. The glorious dream of being the team that gets to light …
Author: Jon Steitzer / The Leafs Nation