David Rittich might still be the cost effective goaltender the Leafs needed

David Rittich might still be the cost effective goaltender the Leafs needed

April 20th, 2021, the day is memorable for a number of reasons. For me it’s the day I received my first dose of COVID vaccination. It’s also a day I smoked a fat bowl, because it’s important to have traditions. It’s also the day that David Rittich was dead to every Leafs fan after allowing 5 goals 28 shots, including a disastrous run in the third period against the Canucks. He also had a one goal against outing against the Canucks just over a week later, with a .938 save percentage, but it’s safe to say minds were made up and Rittich was not going to be looked at as the future goaltending partner of Jack Campbell.
In fact, in the four games Rittich played for the Leafs he finished with a .888 save percentage, and only one quality start out of three. There’s also the fact that Rittich’s upside isn’t up enough. If he is playing at the top of his game, he’s still a sub .910 save percentage goaltender. That’s not endearing. It’s manageable, but you certainly aren’t excited about him as an option.
Of course, coming into a new team that …

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Author: Jon Steitzer / The Leafs Nation

Top Toronto Raptors assistant coach Sergio Scariolo will extend contract

Top Toronto Raptors assistant coach Sergio Scariolo will extend contract

One of the more memorable sideshows from a Toronto Raptors season that was anything but typical was when Nick Nurse and several assistant coaches were lost for an extended period of time. With a shortage of coaches and players, Sergio Scariolo stepped in and made sure the Raptors were at least functioning. While they went […]
Top Toronto Raptors assistant coach Sergio Scariolo will extend contract – Raptors Rapture – Raptors Rapture – A Toronto Raptors Fan Site – News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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Author: Mike Luciano / Raptors HQ

The Everything Leafs Podcast Episode #5: The Toronto Maple Keefes

There is a lot to talk about after one of the most memorable weeks in Maple Leafs history. A different coach, a different looking Leafs team leads to a new episode of the Everything Leafs podcast from Nick DeSouza and Kevin Papetti.

1:45 Three Stars of the Week4:45 Early Impressions For Keefe6:30 The new and improved Tyson Barrie10:15 Should the new powerplay be here to stay?13:45 A quick review of the Colorado game16:50 Differences between Keefe and Babcock20:25 Could Pep Guardiola be the next coach of the Marlies?22:00 Toronto’s aggressive defencemen23:25 Cody Ceci’s ice time & potential changes to the defence-pairings.28:40 Early thoughts on the new forward lines34:40 Is Engvall here to stay?38:30 Potential Call-Ups Under Keefe43:15 Comparing Keefe’s Leafs to Keefe’s Marlies47:45 Point shots52:30 Final thoughts on the Mike Babcock era60:00 Would you include Liljegren in a trade for Pietrangelo?1:05:15 Should the Leafs trade for Eric Comrie?1:10:15 Final shout-outs
Where You Can Listen
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https://podcasts.apple.com/ca/podcast/episode-five-the-toronto-maple-keefes/id1484994398?i=1000457877725
 
You can find us on twitter at:
Nick DeSouza: @NickDeSouza_
Kevin Papetti: @KPapetti
Thanks for listening!

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Author: Nick DeSouza / The Leafs Nation