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Should the Toronto Maple Leafs look into Acquiring Goaltending Depth?

With a 4-4-1 record, the Toronto Maple Leafs are currently positioned close to the bottom of the Atlantic Division. The team hasn't been playing to its potential, but is goaltending to blame? Ilya Samsonov has been outstanding so far this season, but can Erik Kallgren hold things down until Matt Murray is back to full strength? Will Murray be able to deliver when ready? For one, goaltending is a mystery, you never know if an injured goaltender will come back stronger or regress. Should the Maple Leafs search for depth goalies? Certainly! Let's face it, Erik Kallgren is not up to NHL standards, and it is unclear when and even if Murray will play well upon his return. A team can never have enough depth at the goaltending position! Erik Kallgren Erik Kallgren's struggles this season in the AHL and NHL are quite apparent. The 26-year-old goaltender made one start for the Toronto Marlies to begin the season. With only 28 minutes of action before being removed due to a minor inju

Pre-Game Notes: Everything to NEED Know as Maple Leafs vs Arizona

The Toronto Maple Leafs are coming in on a mild-high, after the team beat their divisional-rival the Ottawa Senators on Saturday.  Projected Lines: Bunting-Matthews-Marner Nylander-Tavares-Malgin Engvall-Kerfoot-Jarnkrok Aston-Reese-Kampf-Aube-Kubel Rielly-Brodie Muzzin-Holl Giordano-Sandin Kallgren Samsonov Matt Murray Injury + Kallgren to Start The Toronto Maple Leafs previously called up netminder Erik Kallgren after placing Matt Murray on injured reserve. Kallgren has played in a total of 14 NHL games throughout his career, all last year.  This season, the Finnish netminder has suited up for one game in the AHL. Kallgren played just 28 minutes, before being taken out with a minor injury.  For Murray, it is extremely likely he won't be back in action for at least another four weeks. The former Stanley Cup champion, left a practice due to an adductor injury. The @MapleLeafs have placed G Matt Murray on long-term injured reserve. He is expected to miss a minimum of four weeks (ad

The Key Points from Toronto's Preseason Win Against MTL

Finally, hockey season has arrived. The Toronto Maple Leafs faced off against the Montreal Canadiens. Prior to the game, both teams honoured the iconic 1972 Team Canada team.   Lineup : Skaters: Nick Robertson, Denis Malgin, Alex Kerfoot, Mark Giordano, Alex Steeves, Calle Jarnkrok, Victor Mete, Kyle Clifford, Bobby McMann, Curtis Douglas, Pontus Holmberg, Morgan Rielly, William Nylander, Joey Anderson, Nick Abruzzese, T.J. Brodie, Jordie Benn, Carl Dahlstrom Goaltenders: Matt Murray, Erik Kallgren Murray Looks Sharp in Preseason Debut The one concern heading into the upcoming NHL season for the Toronto Maple Leafs, would be how would their newly acquired goaltenders fair? So far both Ilya Samsonov and Matt Murray have looked sharp during each of their first preseason games. Matt Murray got the start for the Toronto Maple Leafs tonight against the Montreal Canadiens. The Thunder Bay native turned away all 16 shots that were sent his way, before turning over the crease to Erik Kallgren.