Former Maple Leaf warns the Leafs not to sign goalie Laurent Brossoit

Tyler Ball
June 14, 2024  (4:18 PM)

Winnipeg Jets goalie Laurent Brossoit speaking to the media after a game in Winnipeg.
Photo credit: USA TODAY

In a recent segment for First Up 1050 former Toronto Maple Leaf and current analyst Frank Corrado sent a warning to the Toronto Maple Leafs not to sign Laurent Brossoit.

The Toronto Maple Leafs have always struggled to find consistent goaltending. Whether it is due to injury, inconsistent play, or both the Maple Leafs just cannot find a goalie. As a result they have been linked to several free agent goalies including Winnipeg Jets goalie Laurent Brossoit.
Mirtle says his understanding is there is mutual interest between the Leafs and Laurent Brossoit

Brossoit's top priority at 31 will be to go to a good team where he can start frequently and he believes the Leafs fit the bill

His guess: a relatively short-term deal around $3M

Since being mentioned as an option many Maple Leafs fans have been excited about the possibility of signing Laurent Brossoit. This is likely due to his strong stats in 23 games he had a 2.00 goals-against average and a 0.927 save percentage. During the 2022-23 season, he was also part of the group of goaltenders that led the Vegas Golden Knights to a Stanley Cup.
However, not everyone who covers or a fan of the Maple Leafs is all in on the pursuit of Laurent Brossoit.

Frankie Corrado cautions the Maple Leafs against signing Laurent Brossoit

Former Toronto Maple Leaf and current NHL analyst Frank Corrado is not a fan of the idea of Laurent Brossoit coming to Toronto. In a segment on First Up 1050 Frankie Corrado pointed out several flaws in this plan including Laurent Brossoit's lack of time as a true starter.
He's a good goalie. He's played with [Connor] Hellebuyck for a lot in his career and they were a great tandem last year, and I think that's what you're getting if you get him. You're getting a tandem goalie.

He cautions fans who look at Laurent Brossoit's numbers over the last two seasons to remember the small sample size they are working with.
He didn't even play enough games to meet the Jennings requirements this year, so Hellebuyck won that award on his own, so you'd have to be willing to give him more of a workload than he had this year playing behind Connor Hellebuyck... as far as backup goalies go, you'd be giving him a 1B situation.

Finally, Frank Corrado concedes that Laurent Brossoit could translate his performance with more starts but the risk if he becomes a backup is too much. Not having a solidified number one goaltender is a major mistake in his eyes.
I think he's a good goalie, but I don't think it changes the way the Leafs look in net, meaning they still don't have that number one guy that you wanna have, you wanna lean on... it doesn't scream solidified.

Only time will be able to tell if Frank Corrado's perception of the Maple Leafs situation is correct. If they do go out and land Laurent Brossoit and he struggles this will be looked back upon. However, if he signs and does well Frank Corrado might have a lot of backtracking to do.
Source: Maple Leafs Daily
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Former Maple Leaf warns the Leafs not to sign goalie Laurent Brossoit

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