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.