The Toronto Maple Leafs have been looking for the right combination of speedy young forwards, mobile defensemen and reliable top-notch goaltending to reinvigorate the somewhat stale reputation they have earned since the lockout.
The 2011-12 season is still building momentum, but the Leafs have unfortunately lost some of theirs after a strong start. Although they have still been playing .500 hockey in the absence of No. 1 goaltender James Reimer, they have been outscored 35 to 27 in the time frame.
What's even more concerning is that many of those goals against have been weak and ill-timed.
Based on some of the questionable play exhibited by Jonas Gustavsson and relative unpredictability of Ben Scrivens, it may be in the Maple Leafs' best interest to start shopping around for other options.
Let's take a look at seven goaltenders the Leafs could pursue now who could help keep them atop the northeast division.