The Toronto Maple Leafs might be seeking goaltending help. Could they look to James Reimer to man the net again?
The Daily Faceoff speculated that Reimer’s expiring contract and solid play in the net could be keys to the Maple Leafs trading for the San Jose Sharks netminder.
“Reimer is off to another excellent start this season with a .910 save percentage and solid goals saved above-expected numbers, despite playing with an inferior team in front of him,” Daily Faceoff states.
However, there is some history involved between Reimer and the Leafs.
Back in 2013, Reimer was the starting goaltender for Toronto in a pivotal Game Seven against rival Boston Bruins. Holding a 4-1 lead with just ten minutes to go in the game, Reimer and the Leafs collapsed and ended up losing 5-4 in overtime.
“That should be ancient history, but it’s probably enough to keep Leafs fans (and the front office) awake at night, which might make him a tougher sell,” Daily Faceoff says.
Reimer played six years for the Maple Leafs, before getting traded, funny enough, to the San Jose Sharks in Feb. 2016.
We’re not even sure if Reimer would want to return to Toronto, who drafted him in the fourth round of the 2006 Draft. He does have a 5-team no-trade list in his contract, could the Maple Leafs be on that list?
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— NHL Network (@NHLNetwork) November 7, 2022
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