The goaltending position has long been a position of need for the Toronto Maple Leafs, ever since the lockout and the eventual retirement of Hall of Fame goaltenders Curtis Joseph and Ed Belfour.
After the lockout, the Leafs were never the same perennial playoff contender. You can argue part of the reason was because the team often bought their way to the playoffs, and rented or signed players to get them over the hump.
With a hard salary cap post-lockout, the Leafs have never made the playoffs since.
Contrary to popular belief, though, the Leafs old defence, back when they were