Maple Leafs Rumors: 4 Goalies To Target For Tandem with Woll

The Toronto Maple Leafs are apparently doubling down on Joseph Woll as a main man between the pipes going forward, as they're reported to be close to nailing down a three-year extension with him "in the neighborhood of $3.5-$4 million," according to insider Kevin Weekes.

But it's unlikely that Woll will be able to take on the full workload of a No. 1 netminder as of yet, as his injury history would suggest. That means that the team will need to continue to scour the market for a dependable, solid backup/1B option to form a tandem with Woll. 

Another No. 1 seems to be out of the question now, as Jacob Markstrom and Linus Ullmark have been traded, and Juuse Saros likely isn't leaving Nashville (if you buy what the Predators are currently selling), so according to Jonas Siegel and James Mirtle in The Athletic, that leaves four complementary pieces that Toronto can target, still allowing Woll to grow into the established No. 1 the Leafs envision: 

Laurent Brossoit

He's put up some solid numbers in a limited workload over his 10 years in the NHL, though he's never started more than 22 games in a season, which was his output this past year backing up Connor Hellebuyck with the Winnipeg Jets. He owns a career .911 save percentage and a 2.64 goals-against average. He's an unrestricted free agent, coming off a $1.75 million deal.

Anthony Stolarz

The 30-year-old is coming off a tremendous season as the backup with the Stanley Cup champs in Florida. He posted a .925 Sv% and a 2.03 GAA for the Panthers in 24 starts, going 16-7-2. He's coming off a $1.1 million deal. 

Kevin Lankinen

The 29-year-old Finnish product had a couple of solid years backing up Saros in Nashville. Of course, anyone playing behind Juice will be squeezed for playing time, but he did start 17 games this past year, going 11-6-0 with a .908 Sv% and a 2.82 GAA. Another UFA, he's coming off a $2 million AAV.

Cam Talbot

The only goalie on this list who enjoyed a starter's role this past season, Talbot is no longer earning in the $3M-$4M range, but the 36-year-old turned back the clock with a .913 Sv% and a 2.50 GAA in 52 starts with the LA Kings. 

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