Goalie graveyard?

MIKE ZEISBERGER, SUN MEDIA

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THE MAPLE LEAFS HAVE USED MORE THAN THEIR SHARE OF NETMINDERS SINCE 2005

ED BELFOUR

(2002-06)

LEAF STATS (Post-lockout): 22-22-4, 3.29

WHERE IS HE NOW? Goaltending consultant for St. Louis Blues

WHAT WENT WRONG? He already was breaking down physically by the time the lockout ended and never was the same. After an mediocre, injury-plagued 05-06 season, he was let go and ended up with the Florida Panthers.

MIKAEL TELLQVIST

(2003-06)

LEAF STATS (Post-lockout): 10-12-2, 3.12

WHERE IS HE NOW? Kazan AK-Bars, KHL.

WHAT WENT WRONG? When Belfour went on the shelf in 05-06 with an ailing back, Tellqvist fumbled his shot to entrench himself as the starter. He gave up 14 goals in back-to-back-games in Montreal.

J.S. AUBIN (2005-08)

LEAF STATS: 12-5-4, 2.91

WHERE IS HE NOW? DEG Metro Stars, German Elite League.

WHAT WENT WRONG? Yes, Aubin did win nine of his 11 starts after replacing Tellqvist late in the 05-06 season. But the Leafs essentially were out of the playoff hunt by then and played like a team feeling zero pressure. Aubin was not popular within the dressing room, which didn't help.

ANDREW RAYCROFT

(2006-08)

LEAF STATS: 39-34-15, 3.29

WHERE IS HE NOW? Vancouver Canucks, backup to Roberto Luongo

WHAT WENT WRONG? His penchant for allowing smelly goals quickly made him a scapegoat, although there was plenty of blame to go around. He did set a club single-season record for victories with 37 in 2006-07 but started 72 games to get there.

SCOTT CLEMMENSEN

(2007-08)

LEAF STATS: 1-1-0, 3.90

WHERE IS HE NOW? Florida Panthers

WHAT WENT WRONG? Good question. He always was seen as little more than the starting goalie for the Marlies in 2007-08. He quickly was inked as a free agent by the Devils that summer and, when Martin Brodeur was hurt, led New Jersey to a playoff berth with a 25-13-1 record.

JUSTIN POGGE (2006-09)

LEAF STATS: 1-4-1, 4.35

WHERE IS HE NOW? San Antonio (AHL, Anaheim)

WHAT WENT WRONG? Drafted 90th overall in 2004, he was seen as the club's goalie of the future. So much so, GM John Ferguson sent Tuukka Rask to Boston to acquire Raycroft in 2006. Bad move. Pogge never lived up to the hype of the kid who was a world juniors star.

CURTIS JOSEPH

(2008-09)

LEAF STATS (Post-lockout): 5-9-1, 3.57

WHERE IS HE NOW? Free agent

WHAT WENT WRONG? Brought in as a backup, he struggled early on, partially due to issues in his personal life. But as those smoothed over, so did his play. Wanted to play another season but the Leafs opted to go in a different direction.

MARTIN GERBER (2009)

LEAF STATS: 10-14-1, 3.03

WHERE IS HE NOW? Mytishchi Atlant, KHL

WHAT WENT WRONG? With Vesa Toskala hurting and Pogge struggling, the Leafs acquired the pending free agent to help them finish out the season. He was a stopgap measure, nothing more. He came within a minute of shutting out the Capitals in his Leafs debut.

VESA TOSKALA

(2007-PRESENT)

LEAF STATS: 55-43-18

WHERE IS HE NOW? Battling with Jonas (The Monster) Gustavsson for starter's job.

WHAT WENT WRONG? This story is still playing out. Coming off a pair of surgeries, some rust can be expected, but not for long. He is developing Raycroft's penchant for allowing weak goals.


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