James Reimer and Jonas Gustavsson will battle for the starter’s role in Toronto, and Evander Kane receives a blessing from The Golden Jet.
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TORONTO SUN: Lance Hornby reports a healthy rivalry could develop in the Maple Leafs training camp next month, as James Reimer and Jonas Gustavsson will jockey for the starting goalie role.
SPECTOR’S NOTE: The Leafs have bolstered their depth on defence and at forward, but goaltending remains their potential Achilles heel. Gustavsson has yet to prove he can be more than a backup, and Reimer will face tremendous pressure to meet expectations following a promising rookie debut. If one or the other, or both, play well next season, the Leafs could have a decent shot at a lower playoff berth in the Eastern Conference, but if their goaltending falters, they’ll be in big trouble.
WINNIPEG FREE PRESS: Ed Tait reports NHL Hall of Famer and legendary Winnipeg Jets star Bobby Hull has given Jets forward Evander Kane his blessing to wear his famous number 9.