With Luongo looking to leave Vancouver to get out from under the media’s scrutiny, it makes sense that he would decline a trade to Toronto, where the media is as rabid as the fans.
What this means for Toronto is that it will have to look elsewhere for a goaltender to help James Reimer or Ben Scrivens.
According to CBCSports.com Toronto's GM, Brian Burke maintains he is willing to use the tandem of the two youngsters.
He is trying to acquire a veteran goaltender to bring experience and confidence in net, the prices have been too much for Burke.
If they have to trade to obtain a solid goalie, expect a deal going the other way and costing the Leafs either Reimer or Scrivens.
Since both are talented young netminders, losing one in exchange for a solid starter is not a huge loss. One of them will have to be packaged off with a couple players to obtain a solid goaltender.
In the following slides, we look at five goalies the Leafs should be targeting during this offseason, either through trades or free agency.