Going, Going, Gustavsson?
Rumors are swirling once again about the Toronto Maple Leafs, and their struggles as of late: the penalty kill is where it’s been for a good part of the season, in last, and the goaltending has been troublesome. Let’s think about Jonas Gustavsson for a second: he’s signed until the end of this season, and one would think he has no intention of resigning with his current team for many reasons: primarily the fans have not been kind to him, and perhaps he believs he has what it takes to be a starting goaltender. So, who’s in the market for a backup-with-potential? The Devils, Lightening, Blue Jackets, and of course the Islanders (lol) are all possible contenders. Let’s jump in and look:
Why this trade works (for both teams!): The devils now have their goaltending problem solved, or at least have 2 goalies to play with. Kulemin+Kovalchuk=great chemistry by the way! Toronto Gets Parise. Enough said. Also Zubrus will provide veteranship, and the Latvian leader will help out, as New Jersey has the top penalty kill in the league.