Gustavsson - courtesy svenskafans.com

 

The Maples Leafs have signed Jonas "The Monster" Gustavsson to a one-year deal worth $810,000 (plus a small bonus).

 

 

 

 

Fantasy Impact: Gustavsson will back up Vesa Toskala and provide excellent support if Toskala has another weak season like he had last year. Since Toskala will be an unrestricted free agent next summer, there is a solid possibility that he will be traded by the deadline. That will depend on how much Gustavsson "wows" the team with his play. Obviously, a Toskala trade would mean that the Monster will get in 40 starts or more.

 

A reasonable expection for Gustavsson next season would be somewhere in between Jonas Hiller's (Anaheim) last two seasons: between 10 and 23 wins; .920 SP; 2.25 GAA

 

A reasonable expectation for Toskala would be somewhere in between J.S. Giguere's last two seasons: between 19 and 35 wins.

 


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Theguywhoisgoingtostealyourgoalie3rdpick said:

phaneuf_fan_3
... I agree the upgrade on Toronto's blueline is huge. The players brought in aren't going to help much offensively, but they sure will defensively. They have the potential to be a really good low goals against team. Wont win a ton til they get some forwards, but Gustavsson should put up sick stats from the jump.
July 10, 2009
Votes: +1

phoenixzen said:

phoenixzen
... Bachman??? Isn't this article about the Leafs? Am I two days late? Even if everyone has Kaberle good as gone and everyone screaming for a top 6 forward in return, I really do hope Burke keeps him.
July 09, 2009
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Larry said:

Rollie1967
... I understood what Dobber wrote- still dont think the Leafs will be near the top 7 defensively,more like 10-15th. The only way they get top 7 is if Kaberle stays and the find a sucker to take Finger or VanRyn, and Gustavsson plays like Steve Mason did last year.
btw- Is Toskala going to be 100% to start the season? he had some kind of surgery at seasons end.
July 08, 2009
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Pierre Cordeau said:

Pete
... A top 7 D team ... ouf ... ok that's much better !

I can live with that ! smilies/smiley.gif
July 08, 2009
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bluejays said:

bluejays
... Personally, I kinda like his big shut down guys he's added. Kom, Beach to go along with Schenn. However does he not realize he needs quality pt men too. Why trade Kaby and that modest salary? The next off guy other than White is Stralman, who he does not prefer. Time to get some scorers Burke, but he did say he was going to build from the net out. Sometimes I hate him (Heatley comment) and sometimes he's a genius. Anything seems better than what TO was doing!!!
July 08, 2009
Votes: +1

Ian said:

Nifty Mittens
... A .920 SV% last year would tie you for 5th in the NHL with Luongo!
July 08, 2009
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Ian said:

Nifty Mittens
... Ian White is definately in the top 6 if Kaberle or Van Ryn get traded
July 08, 2009
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Chris said:

5hole
... How about toskala for 22 wins and gus for 13..that make sense?
July 08, 2009
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Mabby said:

0
... Sorry, that Defence is top 7 in toughness (White not included smilies/wink.gif.
Komisarek struggled without Markov (big time). He almost always dumps the puck out (basically turning it over in a center ice), and rarely makes a good offensive pass. It is good, safe hockey, but it puts a LOT of pressure on the forwards.
Ergo: Today's defence has got to be a 5 man unit. True the Leafs defence is solid, 2 Ds can't stop waves of offence all night. Their forwards are not good enough defensively OR offensively (to keep the puck 180' front their own net) to get Leafs in the top 7 GAA in the league.
July 08, 2009
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Falcon Eddie said:

0
FEddie I think the monster should play 30-40 games even with toskala there for a full season to see if he is the real deal. if he is the real deal and depending on the market for goalies at the trade deadline if leafs are out of it toskala perhaps gets moved, then the monster may start even more games. i dont think pushing 20 wins is out of the question.
July 08, 2009
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Chandan Singh said:

csingh
Owner I was wondering the same thing as Raj...you writting Kabbie off Dobbs?
July 08, 2009 | url
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Dobber said:

Dobber
... Kaberle is definitely moved, I would bet big money on it. Hopefully by the start of the season. Stralman - he's getting screwed, but I hear Burke is not a big fan. Hopefully, he gets traded because he has a lot of potential.
July 08, 2009
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Terry Crisp said:

bluejays
... So Stralman is not on the team? F**K!!!
Even if Kaberle gets moved looks like White is ahead of him.
What the hell to do with Stralman?
July 07, 2009
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Raja said:

Raja
... You didn't have Kaberle in your top 6 for them either. Was that a mistake or do you think he'll almost definitely get moved?
July 07, 2009
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Dobber said:

Dobber
... Not Top 7, gentlemen. Top 7 in GOALS ALLOWED. A Top 7 DEFENSIVE TEAM. Read what I'm saying man! haha. They can be Top 7 in GA and Bottom 7 in GF and wind up missing the playoffs. Right?

Also, just noticed the comment on the total wins - remember, I also said that Toskala could be traded. With that in mind, some of his wins come on a new team so there is no sense doing the math to come up with a prediction for the Leafs. That won't work LOL.
July 07, 2009
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Larry said:

Rollie1967
... top 7? seriously? Im thinking youve been drinking Burkes Kool-aid.
July 07, 2009
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Bill said:

Enormous
... What happens to TO D now that Beachemin signed?
Guys like White, Stralman, Frogren, etc.?
No anylise?
July 07, 2009
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PattyJ said:

0
... I agree with Dobber. Leafs defense will prop-up(never thought that would happen, ever) the goalie. wow.
July 07, 2009
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Pierre Cordeau said:

Pete
... The Leafs are a top 7 team right now ???

Is that a joke or what ?
July 07, 2009
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Justin Goldman said:

GoalieGuild
... If you want to see some of my thoughts on some similar questions posted here, go to the forums and click on School of Block. Dobber's predictions for both goalies' stats are not that long of a stretch. One thing to keep in mind is who is capable of playing with more CONFIDENCE. Don't focus so much on previous stats or their talent level.
July 07, 2009
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Eric Daoust said:

ericdaoust
... Well if it's a Dobber guarantee I'll take it to the bank then! lol Good stuff guys, nice feedback!
July 07, 2009
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Puckhead said:

Puckhead
... I can see those numbers as possible behind what appears to be a shut down defence. Wilson preaches two way offence, which means his young forwards will be expected to help out, further helping out the goaltenders, by minimizing scoring chances.
July 07, 2009
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Dobber said:

Dobber
... Defensively, the Leafs are Top 7 team now. Similar to Anaheim of two years ago. You'll have trouble topping this:
Schenn-Komisarek
Beauchemin-Exelby
Finger-Van Ryn
White
.915-.925 SP. Mark it! Dobber guarantee
July 07, 2009
Votes: +2

asdfedge said:

0
... Or maybe another way to look at it is that the Leafs defence is much improved, and their goalies CAN be that good. Maybe chop down the wins but the GAA and sv% is possible.
July 07, 2009
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kevinsrangers said:

kevinsrangers
... wow i wanna see how this guy does in the nhl. good numbers
July 07, 2009
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Dan C said:

0
... So are you predicting the leafs to win 42 to 45 games next year (Toskala 35 wins and Gustavsson 10 wins) or (Toskala 19 wins, Gustavsson 23 wins). 45 wins would almost mean a 100 pts season with the overtime losses. Is it possible with this team? Maybe.
July 07, 2009
Votes: +0

Eric Daoust said:

ericdaoust
... I have to agree with the anonymous commenter, expecting that much from Gustavsson in year one may be asking for too much. Remember that Hiller had a better team in Anaheim. The wins projection is fair, but I'd be expecting a save % closer to .910.
July 07, 2009
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Anonyous said:

0
... Are you serious!?? Those numbers would be for TOP TIER GOALIE minus Wins. There is no way he'll get those numbers with a weak team like the Leafs!
July 07, 2009
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Wayne Shutra said:

wayne_84
... Going away from Toronto, does this signing now put the value of Bachman up with Dallas? Will he be backing up Turco this year?
July 07, 2009
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