Monday, April 5, 2010

What the 2010/11 Maple Leafs roster might look like

This is just about done for our current Toronto Maple Leafs and all but what spot the Leafs will finish in the standings is all but decided. The Leafs will miss the playoffs again and have not made the post season since before the lockout. Brian Burke will have a bit of work to do as he continues to rebuild this team in the right path. The club has once had a strong finish to the season as seems the norm the last few years and with younger players on the roster accomplishing the streak this time around, there is a sense of hope and not some mirage we have been accustomed to in seasons past.
Brian Burke's team will look very different then the team that started the 2009/10 season, it already does but will be much more so as some UFA's will be let go and others signed from around the league. The Leafs will trade some players and receive some back in return.

We take a look at what the Toronto Maple Leafs 23 man roster should look like in 2010/11.


Jonas Gustavsson
J.S. Giguere


Dion Phaneuf
Francois Beauchemin
Mike Komisarek
Carl Gunnarsson
Luke Schenn
Keith Aulie
Free Agent/Trade Acquisition


Phil Kessel
Tyler Bozak
Nicolai Kulemin
Viktor Stalberg
Nazem Kadri
Christian Hanson
John Mitchell
Luca Caputi
Fredrik Sjostrom
Rickard Wallin
Colton Orr
Free Agent/Trade Acquisition
Free Agent/Trade Acquisition

I know some of you are wondering where Tomas Kaberle is and I feel Kabby will be traded this off season, possibily for a 1st rounder and prospect, especially if he signs with the team he is traded too. I'm sure you also notice Jeff Finger is missing from the list, I feel he will be bought out or sent to the Marlies next season to get that big cap hit off the teams roster. Then you have Mikhail Grabovski his contract may be harder to get off the books but since we managed to do it with Jason Blake's I'm sure Burke will be able to move Grabo, his welcome has worn out and he does not fit on the top two lines. The other more shocking player that some see on the roster is Rickard Wallin, I know Wallin cant score but he and Sjostrom have been terrific killing penalties and he does do the little things right, like block shots and check hard, he would cost the team little to re-sign. I feel that Garnet Exelby, Wayne Primeau, Jaime Lundmark will be allowed to walk as they are pending UFAs. The only player I have a hard time making my mind on is Mike Van Ryn when he played for the Leafs last season he did look good and may be a welcome surprise if he stays healthy and signs for alot lower salary then he is getting now. Well there you have it Leafs Nation a look at the 2010/11 Leafs roster have fun dissecting it.


  1. Grabbo's worn out his welcome? I really don't think he has and i expect he'll be back next year.

  2. Aulie is not at the top of our AHL D list. Orescovic and Blacker would probably get called up first.

    Grabs has played a 2nd line C role too a T, so I am not sure how you say he is not a top 6-er. Caputi and Hanson may very well get demoted again for some time to earn their spots. And with all of the bodies in our system, there is no point to sign a one-dimensional bottom sixer (Wallin) unless he is on a two-way contract.

  3. You seemed to have forgot about Juraj Mikus who has played well for the Marlies and who I think is ahead of Aulie.

  4. Bill nye the science guy should play right wing