Maple Leafs Rumors: Insider Makes Surprising Prediction For Team's Starting Goalie Next Season

There have been rumors circulating about the possibility of the Toronto Maple Leafs acquiring goaltender Dan Vladar from the Calgary Flames.

Speculation from Sportsnet's Dan Francis suggests that Vladar, who is currently with the Flames, could potentially become the starting goalie for the Maple Leafs in the upcoming season.

The speculation is fueled by the connection between Flames' former general manager Brad Treliving, who is now with the Maple Leafs, and Vladar.

While Vladar's career statistics may not be outstanding, some argue that a change in defensive system, like the one in Toronto, could potentially improve his performance.

The Flames, led by Craig Conroy, face a goaltending dilemma with Jacob Markstrom's contract and the emergence of prospect Dustin Wolf.

This situation may prompt them to explore trade options involving Vladar. However, the likelihood of the Maple Leafs acquiring Vladar remains uncertain given their existing goaltending options, including Ilya Samsonov and Joseph Woll.

Over his three-year career, the 25-year-old holds a 2.89 GAA, .897 SV%, and two shutouts with a 29-14-8 record across 55 games played.

Ultimately, the future of Dan Vladar and potential trade scenarios involving the Toronto Maple Leafs are still speculative. Photo Credit:  Sergei Belski-USA TODAY Sports