The Toronto Maple Leafs offensive production was a bit of a surprise last year. While many (including myself) thought the team would struggle to score goals, the Leafs put up a respectable 2.77 goals per game—good enough for 10th in the league.
However, Phil Kessel and Joffrey Lupul carried the Leafs offence on their backs for the majority of last season. If this dynamic duo cannot repeat their amazing performances again next season, the team may be in trouble.
Although James van Riemsdyk was a great pickup to improve team offence, the Leafs still have a glaring need at the center ice position. Assuming Kadri and van Riemsdyk stay on the wing and Colborne isn't ready to make the jump to the NHL, this need will have to be filled from outside of the organization.
Here are five center-men that the Toronto Maple Leafs should consider adding.