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January 24, 2014 | 3:40pm ET
Nonis shuts down goalie rumors
TheFourthPeriod.com

The Maple Leafs have two goaltenders between the pipes capable of carrying the No. 1 duties, prompting speculation that a trade could coming.

However, Toronto General Manager Dave Nonis has shut down the goalie trade talk -- at least for now.

The Leafs have alternated goaltending duties between Jonathan Bernier and James Reimer, with Reimer starting in 14 fewer games than Bernier this season.

Both goalies currently possess a restricted free agent status, with Reimer becoming a free agent come summer. It has been widely speculated that Reimer will demand a pay increase from current contract, which is valued at $5.4 million over three-years, a cap hit of $1.8 million.

"I haven't thought that too far, but could see a scenario where both goalies were back next season? Yes," Nonis told the National Post. "We've gone this far because of our goaltending. Jon is on a bit of a roll, but James has been really good for us."

Bernier is in his first year of a two-year, $5.8 million contract with a cap hit of $2.9 million.

Statistically speaking, Bernier has been the better of the two with a .925 save percentage and 2.63 goals against average in 36 games. Comparatively, Reimer possesses a .915 save percentage and 3.13 goals against average in 22 starts.

The Leafs are currently 27-21-5 on the season, holding the fifth spot in the Eastern Conference.


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