Leafs goalie shopping, Kapanen & Johnsson as trade bait, and another defenseman to consider

Hells yeah, it’s time for more trade rumours. And we’re here to make sure you get the maximum mileage out of every throwaway piece of speculation that comes out of an insider’s mouth.
We’ll start in with the most recent development, and that’s the doubling back around to a backup (starter replacement?) goaltender as a priority.
Siegel believes it will be close as to whether the Leafs will make the playoffs with Andersen, while any prolonged absence without an upgrade behind him could leave the Leafs on the outside looking in. He notes it may prove costly to acquire help, but asks whether the team can afford not to. He adds the position has been a weakness for the Leafs throughout the season with No. 3 option Kasimir Kaskisuo owning just one career NHL start.
Two goaltenders are currently listed on the TSN Trade Bait board in Alexander Georgiev of the New York Rangers (No. 17) and Robin Lehner of the Chicago Blackhawks (No. 23).  TSN Hockey Insider Darren Dreger reported last month that the Maple Leafs were among the teams to have inquired on Georgiev, who …

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Author: Jon Steitzer / The Leafs Nation

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