Every year around this time of year, trade talks begin. Now with the shuffling of players going in and out of Toronto there is always a certain combination of nervousness accompanied with excitement. This is the feeling that invades Leafs camp. Many people working with the Toronto Maple Leafs organization are often excited at the acquisition of new talent. There is always a sense of nervousness that the fan base feels.
The Toronto fans feel nervous almost sick to their stomachs waiting to hear the news as to what the blue and white give up getting. Many of the Leafs faithful fan base often watch TSN or Sportsnet to hear which player(s) are on the move due to a trade.
Moments ago it was reported from the teams official site that the Leafs have signed goaltender Drew McIntyre. McIntyre is associated with the Toronto Marlies, the farm team of the big boys club. The 29 year old Marlies net minder from Prince Edward Island numbers in the blue paint speak for themselves.
Inside of the American Hockey League this season McIntyre has posted impressive numbers of NHL quality. He has compiled 1.85 goals against average and a 0.931 save percentage. He may be a rookie as Leafs fans are concerned, but by no means is he inexperienced on the big stage. He has worked with NHL teams like the Buffalo Sabres and Vancouver Canucks.
This is a good move in my opinion because McIntyre has been in the Marlies system for a little while, and I feel he maybe be able to mentor James Reimer and Ben Scrivens. The details of this contract have not been disclosed at this current time.