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FTB: Do the Leafs have a goaltending crisis?

Everyone is suddenly in a panic over the Leafs goalies.

Pittsburgh Penguins v Toronto Maple Leafs Photo by Vaughn Ridley/NHLI via Getty Images

The Maple Leafs lost their second game in a row last night, falling 6-4 to the Vancouver Canucks. Here’s our full recap of the game.

All the chatter now is about the Leafs goaltenders, and some people are ringing the alarm bells.

So, that’s not good. This story line is naturally blowing up now because this is Toronto and all the media want to get a piece of the attention so the hottest of takes are flying, but this is probably the worst time to actually make a panic move for the Leafs. Let Jack calm down and go back to being Jack. That’s what he thinks is the right move.

It will take time for him to work through it. Now is not the time for a manufactured crisis leading to panic moves where other teams will take advantage of the Leafs. You can vote in the poll at the end to say how bad you think things are right now.

Let’s move on from that negativity and look at some positive and fun stuff from yesterday. How about that Nick Robertson goal?

And how about Wayne Simmonds reaching 1,000 games.

And everyone loved it!

If you’re wondering about what could be the next big “1,000” milestone for the Leafs it’s probably going to be Jason Spezza who is now 11 away from 1,000 points scored in his career.

The Marlies are in Cleveland for a pair of games against the Monsters this weekend. They lost 4-2 yesterday, but Semyon Der-Arguchintsev stole the show with this highlight reel goal.

The Marlies face the Monsters in Cleveland again today at noon, a really tight turnaround time from a game that ended at 9:30 last night.

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Poll

How worried are you about the Leafs goaltending?

This poll is closed

  • 2%
    Not worried at all.
    (24 votes)
  • 16%
    A little bit, but I’m always a little bit worried about goalies.
    (132 votes)
  • 46%
    I am worried that these two can’t get the Leafs far in the playoffs
    (376 votes)
  • 23%
    It’s bad and Dubas should be exploring the options for a trade
    (188 votes)
  • 6%
    RED ALERT! MAKE A PANIC TRADE!
    (55 votes)
  • 4%
    Who cares about the goalies when you can win games 10-7?
    (39 votes)
814 votes total Vote Now