With the 2012 NHL Entry Draft coming up next weekend, the rumors involving the Toronto Maple Leafs, and what they plan to do this offseason, are going to heat up.
Will that mean something big will go down right before the Edmonton Oilers make their first overall selection? That has yet to be decided, but there are certainly rumblings of that nature.
Will the Leafs be players for some of the top free agents come July 1st? Again, it has yet to be decided, but the talks are starting to swirl.
This seems like a good year for the Toronto Maple Leafs to make a splash.
They had a good season last year but faltered in the end. This year, after experiencing a whole season fighting for a playoff spot, they will be hungry to do so again. This young and inexperienced team will now know what it takes to put together an 82-game season.
Bringing in that extra talent now should put them into a playoff spot, and after all, with Brian Burke manning the ship, that is the main goal.
With Burke on a team as popular as the Leafs, the rumors are always flying, and here are the latest ones to be circulating around the team so far this offseason.