January 24, 2013
Roberto Luongo to Maple Leafs talk sure to heat upImproving team too delicate to suffer suspect goaltending and lack of finish
By STEVE SIMMONS, QMI Agency
TORONTO - The conversation begins again. It has to. It has to because with any kind of goaltending the Maple Leafs don’t lose to the New York Islanders Thursday night.
The conversation begins again, because there were boos instead of Lous at the Air Canada Centre. And the more there are boos, ask Ron Wilson about that, the more calls there will be calls for Roberto Luongo in the Maple Leafs net, because over two nights, one a win, one a loss for Toronto, the number of weak goals given up is five.
And the Leafs have only relinquished 11 goals against, not counting into an empty net, in this condensed season. They have played reasonably sound team defence over 12 periods, except for about 30 minutes of brainless, listless play against the Islanders.