Looking Into the Leafs Defense as Camp Nears: Rising Stock Part Two

Derek HarmsworthSenior Writer ISeptember 2, 2009

Yesterday we introduced a new concept to the website where we took a bit of a different approach to looking at the Toronto Maple Leafs roster, and what each player's chances are of making this team on opening night, by using a stock market approach.

Call it, The Maple Leafs Stock Exchange, MLSX for short (special thanks to reader and loyal fan Nolan Sears, a prize pack is coming your way.)

After looking at the forwards yesterday, and what their current worth is, it’s time to take a look at the defensive side of the equation. Different position, but just as crowded as the forwards, and just as competitive.  

With that in mind, lets take a look at the portfolio of defenseman, starting with a couple of sure things.


Francois Beauchemin $93

Beauchemin, one of several defensemen to sign with the Leafs this summer, will be very important to any development with the Toronto Maple Leafs, both on the blueline, and as a whole.

A consummate leader, Beauchemin is a hard-hitting defender who is a very smooth skater and while he isn’t an offensive dynamo, he certainly isn’t desolate in that area of the game either. A very good signing at a very good price tag, Burke went with something he knew and felt comfortable with, and it should pay off for Toronto in spades.


To continue reading part two of Derek's interesting look at the Toronto Maple Leafs roster heading into training camp, CLICK HERE