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(Sports Network) - When the Toronto Maple Leafs acquired Andrew Raycroft from Boston during the offseason, some were scratching their heads. The Leafs were banking heavily that the netminder would return to the form that helped him win the Calder Trophy in 2003-04.

So far, while there is a long way to go, Raycroft is proving to be a good investment. In six appearances so far he is 3-2-1 with a 2.27 goals-against average and .923 save percentage. He has one shutout and has stopped 169 of the 183 shots he has faced.

A season ago with Boston, Raycroft suffered through an injury-plagued campaign. In 30 games (28 starts) he was a miserable 8-19-2 with a 3.71 goals- against average and .879 save percentage.

During the NHL Entry Draft the Leafs, facing life post-Ed Belfour, pulled the trigger on a deal for Raycroft, shipping prospect netminder Tuuka Rask to Beantown.

As a team the Leafs have yet to find much consistency this season, alternating wins and losses. On Wednesday they dropped a 4-1 tilt to visiting Colorado, as John-Michael Liles scored two goals to lift the Avalanche.

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Yeah, it's still early but the Raycroft signing is looking good on Ferg.

A little bit better rebounding controll and he'd be among the best in the league.
 

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Hopefully so. He wasn't great in last night's loss to the Avalanche, but he's been very solid for the team this year.

He seems to be on the rebound, and if that's the case then I'd want his play like this to continue.
 
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