There is no team in the NHL that faces a tougher dilemma with their goaltending situation than the New York Rangers.
It’s clear that Igor Shesterkin is the team’s choice to be the starter next season considering he was the team’s choice in their return-to-play and Henrik Lundqvist only got in when Shesterkin was deemed unfit to play.
So where does that leave Georgiev? Many thought that the Leafs were going to acquire the 24-year-old before the trade deadline but it appeared the price was a bit too high and Campbell became the target.
Georgiev started in 34 games last season, had a 17-14-2 record with a 3.04 GAA and a .910 save percentage. He has a steady career save percentage of .913 which is not terrible considering the Rangers were going through a rebuild.
The real issue obviously, is that the Leafs would be rolling the dice on a goalie who might not be ready to take the next step as a starter. The Rangers could also be looking to keep Georgiev with Shesterkin and move Lundqvist unless they get the right offer.
Toronto could look to see what potential the Bulgarian native has to provide but it might be too much of a risk to roll the dice on.