Offer sheets — aren’t they fun?
On Thursday, I wrote about the possibility of Rasmus Sandin getting offer sheeted by an opposing team. This was discussed because the 22-year-old ranked third on Frank Seravalli’s offer sheet candidates list over at DailyFaceoff.
Rasmus Sandin lands on Frank Seravalli’s offer sheet candidates list
But on that list was another interesting player — one that the Maple Leafs should at least consider targeting. That is Dallas Stars netminder, Jake Oettinger.
Surprisingly enough, the 23-year-old ranked one spot above Sandin in second place on the offer sheet list. And with Jack Campbell potentially leaving, this would be the perfect time for Toronto to pull the trigger. Maybe.
Scoop: Oettinger’s playoff performance was the stuff of legend. Amazingly, HockeyViz.com calculated that Oettinger’s workload in Round 1 – with 272 saves on 285 shots (.954 Sv%) – was roughly equivalent to what Darcy Kuemper faced in the entire Avalanche run (386 shots) when factoring in high-danger chances. To this point, the Stars and Oettinger have made little progress on a new deal. Jason Robertson also needs an expensive second contract. What would it take to pry out a 23-year-old elite goaltender who can man your crease for the next decade? Here are the teams that would sign up: Edmonton, Toronto, Montreal, Washington, Chicago, Seattle, Ottawa, San Jose, New Jersey, Arizona, Buffalo, Anaheim. All of them.
There’s not many goalies available through free agency that could be legitimate starter options for the Maple Leafs. In fact, there’s only nine netminders available who played over 20 games last season and had a save percentage above .900.
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Author: Nick Barden / The Leafs Nation