As the Toronto Maple Leafs start to trade in their hockey skates for their golf shoes, the other city's hockey team is about to enter the playoffs.
The Toronto Marlies are heading to the playoffs under the guidance of head coach Dallas Eakins. They boast a strong lineup with some potent goal scorers and future NHL hopefuls. Meanwhile, the big brother club, the Maple Leafs, look to be in shambles and fans are asking how the Leafs will right the ship.
Fans can take some pride in the fact that the younger guns are slowly starting to make their way from Richo Coliseum to the Air Canada Centre. The hope is that once they get to ACC, they can be impact players and stick around for a while.
Without speculating on moves being made this summer, here are seven youngsters who could get regular time with the Maple Leafs in 2012-2013.