It’s that time of the year again. It’s everyone’s favourite topic. You’ve been waiting for this.
IT’S TIME TO DISCUSS GOALTENDER LOAD MANAGEMENT!!!!
(This is a topic I’ve forced on you twice before here and here, if you want the background)
I can sense your excitement about this, but this time it’s different. This time it’s not the Leafs riding the hot hand of Freddie Andersen in a futile attempt to grab second in the Atlantic away from the Bruins, all the while having a shooter tutor as a backup goaltender. No. This time you can’t wait to get Freddie out of the net. The “All-Star” version of Freddie Andersen is currently sporting a .906 save percentage, a number he has only exceeded in one calendar month (November) and he’s been a sub .900 goaltender in calendar 2020. You are probably very comfortable with splitting the workload especially when you consider Jack Campbell’s very handsome .919 save percentage in his 4 games as a Leaf, which begs the question, “why hasn’t he played since February 15th?
The answer …
Author: Jon Steitzer / The Leafs Nation