Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Maple Leafs are closing in on Jonas Gustavsson

Some of the mainstream media are reporting that the competition for Swedish free agent goalie Jonas Gustavsson is down to Toronto and Dallas. If that is the case, then look for Toronto to sign the Swede. Gustavsson's agent has stated that his client not only wants to play in the NHL, but have a chance to start. The Stars have a stellar goalie in Marty Turko while the Maple Leafs' goaltending situation is anything but settled. If Gustavsson is as good as they say, he will have a shot at winning the starting goalie position from Toskala.

Earlier this month, Gustavsson, 24, led his Farjestad team to the championship, losing just once in the playoffs, registering five shutouts and finishing the post-season with a .961 save percentage, less than a single percentage point behind Henrik Lundqvist's 2005 record.