So you Leafers are all excited about the hugeness that is Jonas Gustavsson, impressive at 6'3", 192 pounds. Pretty big for a 24 year old goalie. Exciting, isn't it, that BB has put all his hopes and future glory in the trapper of "the best goalie not in the NHL" (at 24, remember). Well, with a GAA of 2.4 in 20 games last year, and an astonishing 3.60 GAA in 10 playoff games, I'd be rather scared to see what "the 2nd best goalie not playing in the NHL" has for numbers!
Goalie: Jonas Gustavsson
Birthplace: Danderyd, SE
Weight: 192 lbs
Draft year, round, position: N/A, N/A, N/A (and that doesn't stand for "North America)
Now, Leaf fans, let me introduce you to our own Swedish prospect.
Goalie: Robin Lehner
Birthplace: Gothenburg, SE (shout out to the THM fam!)
Weight: 220 lbs
Bio here. Article here
Draft year, round, position: 2009, 2nd, 46th.
Seriously, you want to talk nicknames? If you're calling your guy Monster at 193lbs at 24, what should we call this guy at 220 lbs at 18? Godzilla is taken. Is there a Swedish phrase for "holy F*@!?! HE"S HUGE!"
While we're talking goalies, let's not forget a hat-tip Toskala.