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The Maple Leafs finished next-to-last in goals allowed last season with 3.16 goals per game. It's clear that number must be reduced if Toronto hopes to end the longest playoff drought in franchise history.
What's less clear is whether the duo of James Reimer and Ben Scrivens has what it takes to get that job done. Reimer has shown flashes, but his consistency over the long run is uncertain. Scrivens is 26, but has played only 12 career NHL games after a good run at Cornell.
The possibility of a trade for Roberto Luongo remains a real one once the lockout ends, but how much the Leafs would have to give up to get Luongo and how they can fit him under the salary cap without hurting the rest of their roster remain unanswered questions.
If Toronto cuts down the goals against, it has enough firepower to win more hockey games. If it doesn't, then the longest postseason dry spell in franchise history will be extended.