Leafs head coach Keefe crushes the hopes of fans after strong start

Uh oh…

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It all started when netminder Frederik Andersen was a late scratch for Monday’s game against the Calgary Flames due to a lower-body injury. 

We now know that the Toronto Maple Leafs’ star goalie is listed as day-to-day, however, head coach Sheldon Keefe crushed all hopes of a quick return when he met with reporters on Tuesday morning, saying he isn’t sure when Andersen will be back in net.

“It’s all I got for you,” Keefe said after Monday’s 3-0 loss. “I don’t know what’s going to happen from here.”


Don't know what's going to happen from here...??? 

How pitiful is that statement. We get that he might not know more, but fans need to feel him trust his backup and players during this tough time. 

On Monday night, with usual backup Jack Campbell still out with a leg injury, Michael Hutchinson made his second start of the season, stopping 30 of 33 shots in the loss. Joseph Woll, who has yet to appear in an NHL game, served as Hutchinson’s backup. 

The man Keefe has to trust, Hutchinson, is now 1-1 with a .914 save percentage and a 3.05 goals-against average.

The Maple Leafs will face the Flames again on Wednesday night and for now, it all points to Toronto having to do so without Andersen…