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Perhaps one of the biggest surprises of the year, James Reimer or Optimus Reim as has been the nick name floated around has certainly created a goal tending conundrum for Leafs brass. A good one at that!
His positioning is picture perfect making some difficult stops seem easy. When he’s had to be agile and athletic to make saves it’s apparent that he’s got that in his bag of tricks as well.
It took some injuries for him to get his chance but he’s made the best of the situation posting a 9-4-2 record with two shutouts, a .943 save percentage and 2.14 goals against average in his time with the big club.
Pretty gritty numbers for the 6’ 2" 22 year-old from Winnipeg Manitoba.
Reimer has certainly made a mark for himself and Leafs Nation all hope that finally the Buds have found their guy.
And being draft at 99 which has been a number that holds some pretty big weight in the NHL though it was on the back of a Oilers/Kings jersey, we in Leafs Nation hope it can equate to greatness in a different fashion.