The Toronto Maple Leafs have a typical problem for an NHL team, and that is they need a solid goalie. The team is relying on two players that have shown promise, but both lack experience and especially playoff experience.
James Reimer and Jonas Gustavsson enter the 2011-12 season as the two players that could make or break the season for the Maple Leafs, and a good move by the club is making a deal for a veteran goalie. The latest rumor as reported on Bleacher Report has Toronto making a deal with the Philadelphia Flyers for their backup Michael Leighton.
Leighton would give the Maple Leafs some much-needed experience and a replacement if either of the two youngster happen to falter during the season. Leighton knows his role and would be a tremendous fit and addition for a team that looks like it will be making a run at an Eastern Conference playoff spot in the upcoming season.
Look for the front office to make a trade at some point before the regular season begins, just to give the team and its fans notice that things are changing in Toronto and that the Maple leafs are a squad to be reckoned with this season.