NHL Draft 2012: 5 Holes the Toronto Maple Leafs Will Look to Fill at the Draft

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NHL Draft 2012: 5 Holes the Toronto Maple Leafs Will Look to Fill at the Draft
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It's no secret to anyone that this offseason may be Brian Burke's last as GM of the Toronto Maple Leafs.

Leafs Nation as a collective group are sick and tired of mediocrity, and this offseason will go a long way in making the Toronto Maple Leafs relevant again today.

The person responsible for fixing this mess is none other than Burke himself. Burke will be busy working the phones and scouting in preparation for a busy offseason and NHL draft, as he looks to fill various holes in his roster and, most importantly, make the best pick possible at the fifth position.

Don't rule out the Leafs trading out of the lottery, trading entirely out of the first round or, even better, trading up in the draft.

You cannot fill the holes in a roster with draft picks because more than 90 percent of all draft picks take two to three years to finally make it to the NHL. The Leafs will have to wait for their draft picks to make an impact.

But with that said, here's a look at five holes in the Leafs roster that they may elect to fill at the draft.

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