With the new year already progress, right now is the time teams begin to think whether they are contenders or pretenders.
The Leafs are in a precarious situation. They are out of the playoff picture right now; however, they aren't out by very much. They may sell some talent, but I highly doubt they will just sell off talent without getting immediate help for their team.
Around this time of year, GM Brian Burke always surprises Leaf fans with a January blockbuster. Last year it was getting Joffrey Lupul and Jake Gardiner, the year before that it was Dion Phaneuf and JS Giguere.
Who will it be this year?
Here's a list of 11 players I feel the Leafs could end up pursuing by the trade deadline this year.