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by Paul on 02/22/12 at 11:01 PM ET
from James Mirtle of the Globe and Mail,
And general manager Brian Burke added a little more fuel to the fire when he revealed on TSN Radio on Wednesday night that he may acquire a netminder before the trade deadline Monday.
“I’m not sure that we’re not going to be in the market [for a goalie] before we’re done,” Burke said. “It’s something that we have to at least explore what the price tags are. The fact is we’re losing games because we’re not stopping the puck enough. … We’ve got to get our goaltenders to stop the puck.”
That is a distinct change from what’s been said in the past, when Burke and company stood behind their goalies through various ups and downs.
Toronto’s loss Tuesday, however, was particularly ugly, with Gustavsson allowing three bad goals against the New Jersey Devils and may mark a turning point for the organization if they do add a goalie.
Several could be available, from Josh Harding to Jonathan Bernier or Ben Bishop, although Burke made it clear he was most interested in immediate help rather than prospects.
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