Leafs sign goalie……………. Again

Just days after the signing the most sought after European FA goalie, Brian Burke signs the most sought after College level goalie, Ben Scriven.
Scrivens was a contender for the top college award, the Hobey Baker award. He posted a 21-9-4 record with a .934 save percentage.

That leaves the Leafs with 5 goalie to fill in 4 spots between Marlies and Leafs.

Gigure
Gustavvson
– Ryannas
– Reimer
– Scrivens


63 Responses to Leafs sign goalie……………. Again

  1. Boston_Bruins says:

    I'm hoping both the Bruins and Habs can pull out a win to meet up for the 33rd time. There's something lacking in the playoffs if they don't meet up. Best rivalry in sports for my money.

  2. nordiques100 says:

    Fleury is more like grant fuhr.

    he'll let in goals, but keep teams in it. he made some key saves to allow the pens to come back.

    but really, if Brian Boucher, he of not one playoff win in 10 years can look dominant, we really just wont know what kind of goaltending we'll see in round 2.

    heck, it would surprise no one if tim thomas or chris osgood end up playing in round 2 or beyond…….and excelling!

    this isnt baseball where its the yanks vs red sox with the winner playing some team in the NL. this is completely unpredictable and i think that's good for the game.

  3. DannyLeafs says:

    It's kind of funny though. On this site you start to take for granted how knowledgeable the posters are about that cap system and even players trade value compared to other message boards. A lot of message boards are littered with posts about how the leafs are so bad they have to sign college players instead of real hockey players. On one site I saw a thread on how the Leafs should just sign Niklas Backstrom because Washington won't be able to afford him. Something like 10 different posters all neglecting the fact that you can't just sign most RFA's, especially one that is as high profile as Backstrom.

    It's funny because even when posters on this site argue, it's usually over something very opinionated such as two players trade value (ie. Kaberle for Neal), or who is the better player (ie. Ovechkin or Crosby), but each side is still plausible. Outside of arguements involving bbruins, both sides usually do a pretty decent job of illustrating their points.

  4. reinjosh says:

    Oh for sure. And the Bruins really surprised me with there play. I picked them to lose and was surprised they win but after watching them, I realized my mistake.

    Either way, I think a Boston-Pittsburgh or Philly-Pittsburgh series would be great.

    Although, with the way the Habs played, we can't discount them. They have the hot goalie. They have the hot scoring forward in Cammy and the supporting cast with Gionta, Plekanec, Gomez and Pouliot who are playing quite well. I think we can't count them out.

  5. reinjosh says:

    That would be an amazing series. And it would be one of the best storylines in years.

  6. I-BE-LEAF says:

    Since when did goaltending depth ever win a hockey club a championship?

    Wish Burke and co. would stop building from the net out and start dropping heavy contracts on any decent available UFAs.  That's a formula that never fails…

    [cough]

  7. Boston_Bruins says:

    Well Fleury has the luxury of that offense keeping him afloat alot of the time. I know he's capable of keeping them in games but from watching the Pens especially this year he was almost handing games away sometimes. Other years he's been pretty good but not this year.

    Rask is yet to be pulled (of course now that I just said that he probably will get pulled. He hasn't quite shown Halak's game-stealing ability (I guess he hasn't really had to though) but his best strength is the ability to be on his game basically every time he steps on the ice. It is the playoffs but after having to duel the best goalie of this year, you have to figure he isn't intimidated easily.

    Changes could be made but I have confidence in Thomas too, and the Wings should have confidence in Osgood as well becasue of his history in the playoffs. I thought it was funny that the Blackhawks called up Toivonen. Maybe it won't matter behind that defense though.

  8. Boston_Bruins says:

    Yeah Halak has shown the ability to steal games. 10-0-1 when he faces 40 or more shots? That's ridiculous. Cammalleri has been playing awesome hockey too you're right.

  9. mojo19 says:

    you're right DannyLeafs, that's why I rarely check out other boards, I've been with HTR for about 7 years now and its true, people here know hockey better than most.

  10. mojo19 says:

    Jokinen 3 years $18 million, Afinogenov 3 years $15 million. Done.

  11. reinjosh says:

    Yeah, I have started to notice that too. This site is surprisingly good. Even with the opinionated stuff as you said, both sides come from a solid side that they are arguing. Other sites leave much to be desired after being on this site for a while.

  12. mcdivitt says:

    Who are Scriven, Gigure, Gustavvson, and Ryannas??  Never heard of them.

    What they really need is a strong #1 centre.

    Internally speaking, perhaps that man is Bozzack or Kadree, in the long run.  Via trade, maybe they could get Staahll, or even Thortin.

    Bryan Berk are good GM.

    I love Leaf.

  13. lukeleim says:

    Trade Tomas Kaberle to the Dallas Stars for James Neal.

    Trade Mikhail Grabovski to the Anaheim Ducks for the Ducks' 2nd round draft pick of 2011 and 4th round draft pick of 2010.

    Sign Olli Jokinen one-year contract 3 million.
    Sign Adam Burish three-year contract 3.6 million.
    Sign Todd Bertuzzi one-year contract 2 million.
    Resign Nikolai Kulemin four-year contract 10 million.
    Resign James Neal four-year contract 16 million.
    Resign John Mitchell one-year contract 800,000.
    Resign Christian Hanson two-year contract 1.5 million.
    Resign Mike Van Ryn one-year contract 575,000.

    James Neal – Nazem Kadri – Phil Kessel
    Viktor Stalberg – Tyler Bozak – Todd Bertuzzi
    Nikolai Kulemin – Olli Jokinen – Christian Hanson
    Fredrik Sjostrom – Adam Burish – Colton Orr

    Dion Phaneuf – Francois Beauchemin
    Carl Gunnarsson – Mike Komisarek
    Mike Van Ryn – Luke Schenn

    Jean-Sebastien Giguere
    Jonas Gustavsson

    or

    James Neal – Tyler Bozak – Phil Kessel
    Nikolai Kulemin – Olli Jokinen – Todd Bertuzzi
    Viktor Stalberg – John Mitchell – Christian Hanson
    Fredrik Sjostrom – Adam Burish – Colton Orr

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