The Toronto Maple Leafs home opener is approaching this Saturday and Randy Carlyle is faced with an important decision. He once said that the goalie who wins starts but with both James Reimer and Jonathan Bernier having a win under their belt it is hard to say who will be starting when the Leafs play their first game in Toronto.
You could pick James Reimer. He’s been playing in Toronto for a few years now and the fans adore him. He won all three games he played against the Ottawa Senators last season and if they are truly taking equal turns Bernier played last game so it is his turn.
Or you could pick Jonathan Bernier. He’s the new guy. He stole away the beloved Ben Scrivens and Matt Frattin (beloved by me not necessarily the entire fan base), but he did get in a fight in the preseason which does make me like him a lot more than I did before. He hasn’t played Ottawa in the last 2 seasons because he was a back up goalie in the Western Conference but he did win the Stanley Cup and make it deep into the playoffs with that team.
Either one would be a good choice but who would you choose? Vote in the poll below and give us your reasoning in the comment box below, on facebook, or on twitter.