In the past few days, we've been taking a look at the Toronto Maple Leafs roster using a unique method similar to that of a stock market.
Today, in the third and final installment, we take a look at the goal-tending situation in Toronto.
To say that the Leafs are flourishing with depth in between the pipes is clearly an exaggeration. But at the NHL level, it’s safe to say, if everything goes right, that they'll be in good shape.
Lets start with the resident incumbent, but this time, we will look at their stocks as it relates to making this team as the starting goalie.
Vesa Toskala $93
Toskala had a great first season with the Maple Leafs, but stumbled heavily in year two, eventually being shut down for the year on trade deadline day.
While it may have been the best decision for the player and the team at the time, there is no reason to believe Toskala cant regain his crown as the team’s number one goalie.
A native of Finland, Toskala is a smaller goalie who plays the butterfly style; something that is a little troubling for a goalie who has had a history of groin problems in the past.
Still, one bad season doesn’t make a career, and I think Vesa can return to form and be a solid starting goaltender for the team, though his leash is certainly shorter than it was one year ago this time.