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Insider reveals the Toronto Maple Leafs have found their own Andrei Vasilevskiy

Published January 16, 2024 at 10:16

The Toronto Maple Leafs' goaltender department has taken a big hit this season, with Joseph Woll's injury and Ilya Samsonov's underwhelming performances.

However, a renowned insider revealed that they already have found their future number one goalie.

Biznasty Reveals the Leafs Already Have Their Future Number One Goalie


In a recent statement during an episode of the podcast Spittin' Chiclets, former NHLer Paul Bissonnette mentionned something he saw on Reddit: the Leafs have the future Andrei Vasilevskiy within their organization in Dennis Hildeby.

Here's what he said in a sarcastic way:

"And this Dennis Hildeby, he might be the next Vasilevskiy, that's what I'm hearing. I'm hearing Vezina aspirations."

He said that because some fans have a reputation of making very early predictions for young players. At only 22 years old, it's extremely hard to predict he'll win a Vezina and be at Vasilevskiy's level, especially considering the great career the Russian goalie is having so far.


Bissonnette Makes Fun of Leafs' Fans on Spittin' Chiclets

After joking around a bit, Bissonnette continued by explaining his comment in a more serious way and laughing at the Maple Leafs' fanbase, which he's a part of:

"I've said this all along. It's just a matter of time before one of these goalies we've never heard of in the organization that comes from the depths of the minors, and comes and saves us. So, I'm not worried one bit. This happens every year. We stumble a little bit out of the gate, everybody freaks out, and then midway through the season, before All-Star, or around the Holidays. Yup, another hiccup, who gives a f--k. They're gonna make playoffs, everything's gonna work itself out, it's our year."

It's true that this is what happened in the recent few years for the Maple Leafs. Taking a look at the situation from an outside perspective, it doesn't look very good for Toronto. However, Biznasty has a point; they're going to make playoffs and things should work themselves out.

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Insider reveals the Toronto Maple Leafs have found their own Andrei Vasilevskiy

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