On New Year’s Day it will be exactly a year since James Reimer slid between the pipes for good and changed the direction of the Toronto Maple Leafs.
Since then, the Leafs have gone 42-30-12. They have outscored their opponents 247-224.
Everything started with Reimer.
But concussion or concussion-like-symptoms – take your pick – have limited Reimer to just 16 of the club’s 37 games. This year’s statistics look ghastly, in part because Reimer has only accrued a small window of work, in part because the numbers are bad.
Reimer’s .899 save percentage ranks him 36th ...