Revisiting the Leafs backup goaltending options

We’re three starts into Hutchinson’s season and we’re yet to see a .900 save percentage. To be fair save percentage is a bad stat, I don’t know why I used it just there. Let me start over…
We’re three starts into Hutchinson’s season and we’re yet to see him have a quality start. His GSAA is -.91 and the Leafs are 0-2-1 in those games. That’s not particularly good and frankly, if Hutchinson finds his game and gets back to his career average, we’re at best getting a .907 save percentage and 43% quality starts. It’s not chasing a ton of upside.
It pains me to say this because I really wanted to like Hutchinson. He was good enough to make the Leafs cut ties with Sparks. He was serviceable as a backup in his five outings last year, and he’s a new Dad with a cool mask. I really wanted Hutchinson to be the guy. He isn’t. We need to move on.
Well Andersen hasn’t looked good either?
This is true, but let’s take a look at their numbers side by side.

Hutchinson
Andersen
Sparks 18-19
Hutchinson 18 …

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Author: Jon Steitzer / The Leafs Nation

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