January 26, 2013
Volume turned up on Maple Leafs goalies
'White noise' will continue to mount until they start winning more consistently
By TERRY KOSHAN, QMI Agency

Maple Leafs goalkeepers James Reimer and Ben Scrivens talk things over following practice. (VERONICA HENRI/QMI Agency)

TORONTO - Until the Maple Leafs start getting consistent goaltending, until they start winning more games than they lose, the white noise that Randy Carlyle so commonly refers to will be more than just an annoying din.

 

Would Roberto Luongo help the Leafs? Sure he would. But at what cost? Trading a couple of young players, roster players, to get a guy who is 33 years old and has a contract that lasts until 2022? It’s not worth it.

So Ben Scrivens and James Reimer will continue to hear the questions from reporters, the concerns of the fans.

But in goaltending coach Rick St. Croix, the pair has an ally that can give them a perspective that Francois Allaire could not. St. Croix was no Bernie Parent when he played for the Philadelphia Flyers and the Leafs, but Allaire didn’t play a game in the NHL, let alone in the same city as Scrivens and Reimer.

“It’s always great to have a sounding board,” Scrivens said on Friday.


 


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