Skip to main content

VIDEO: Jean-Sebastien Giguere and the goalie guru

The Hockey News

The Hockey News

When the Toronto Maple Leafs unloaded underperformers Jason Blake and Vesa Toskala at the trade deadline last season, many felt just getting those salaries off the books was a stroke of genius by Leafs GM Brian Burke.

The fact that Burke was also able to obtain a goalie with the pedigree of Jean-Sebastien Giguere was seen as icing on the cake.

Reunited with longtime mentor and goaltending coach Francois Allaire, Giguere is looking to recapture his past glory in Toronto. In 15 starts last season with the Leafs, the Montreal native, had a record of 6-7-2-2 with a save percentage of .916. While his numbers are not awe inspiring, it is expected he will compete with Jonas Gustavsson for the staring job this season.

Matt Krebs takes a closer look at Giguere and his relationship with goaltending guru Francois Allaire.

REPORTER: Matt Krebs | PRODUCER: Ted Cooper

Watch more THN.com video features on TheHockeyNews.TV.

TOP HEADLINES

Simon Edvinsson and Luke Hughes
Play

World Junior Roundup: USA Wins Group, Finland Still Perfect, Latvia Nabs Historic Victory

USA has clinched top spot in Group B, Finland will battle for the top spot in Group A against Canada and Latvia managed to record its first preliminary round game ever during the penultimate day of round-robin action at the World Junior Championship.

Screenshot_3

Latvia is the Little Team that Could at World Juniors

Latvia pulled off a major upset at the World Junior Championship, beating Czechia to advance to the quarterfinal for the first time ever. And they weren't even supposed to be in the tournament, either, creating the ultimate feel-good story.

USATSI_17463769

NHL Hot Seat Radar: Dallas Stars

Tyler Seguin and Jamie Benn are Dallas' highest-paid players, but are both on the decline. They'll need a quick turnaround in 2022-23 if the Stars are going to see any success.