Monday, October 4, 2010
2010-11 Preview: Toronto Maple Leafs
2010-11 Prediction 12th Eastern Conference
GM Brian Burke believes that this will be the season that Toronto returns to the playoffs. That makes one of us. Setting aside the immense pressure that this team faces (even more than most Canadian teams), this roster has a lot of holes and room to grow. D Dion Phaneuf figures to be a highlight and will be the Captain. Young C Tyler Bozak is joined by RWs Kris Versteeg and Phil Kessell (who is only 23) as the young forwards with plenty of upside. Add ex Penguin RW Colby Armstrong and in my eyes that rounds out the forwards worth discussing. This team does have some D-men, with Mike Komisarek, Tomas Kaberle, and 20 year old stud Luke Schenn. G Jonas Gustavsson will need to turn in many performances for this squad to hit the 90ish point target needed to be in the playoff picture.
Player to Watch: D Luke Schenn