On Saturday night Headlines, it was reported that the Rangers are fielding calls on goaltender Alexandar Georgiev. The 23-year-old has appeared in 20 games for the Rangers this season and posted a .909 SV%.
For anyone unfamiliar with the Rangers goaltending situation, they have Henrik Lundqvist, Alex Georgiev and Igor Sheshterkin. The former is a Rangers legend who has seen his time in the crease decrease this season and the latter is one of the best goaltending prospects in hockey. It’s clear the Rangers believe that Shesterkin is the goalie of the future, leaving Georgiev as the odd man out.
Enter the Leafs, whose biggest issue is back-up goaltending. Not only that…Frederik Andersen is 30 years old and will be turning 32 on October 2nd, 2021. Considering he’s a UFA in July 2021, I’d argue acquiring Georgiev, a goaltender who has demonstrated he can win games at the NHL level, is a potential solution to the impending free agency of Andersen.
The Rangers have a significant need for talent up front and the Leafs have an abundance of one thing: talent upfront.