Maple Leafs' Ben Scrivens unfazed by Miikka Kiprusoff trade talk

Leafs goalie Ben Scrivens makes a save against the Florida Panthers on Tuesday night at the Air...

Leafs goalie Ben Scrivens makes a save against the Florida Panthers on Tuesday night at the Air Canada Centre. (MARK BLINCH/Reuters)

MIKE ZEISBERGER, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 11:58 PM ET

TORONTO - Just when Luongo-mania finally died down, along comes Kipper-palooza for 24 hours.

You certainly have to have a thick skin if you are James Scrivens. Or Ben Reimer. Or however you choose to interchange their names.

Here you are, having backstopped your team to an impressive 18-12-2 record this season, putting the moribund Maple Leafs into position to grab a post-season berth for the first time since 2004.

The previous goaltender to make an appearance in a Leafs jersey in the post-season was Ed Belfour, who has long since retired and is now in the Hall of Fame. That’s how long it has been.

Leading into the lockout-shortened 2013 season the Leafs looked into a potential deal that would have seen Roberto Luongo come to Toronto from the Canucks. A package of Nazem Kadri, Tyler Bozak and a draft pick were said to be involved.

Yes, the same Nazem Kadri who, entering play Tuesday, was in the top 10 in league scoring.


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