Three Maple Leafs Lines Upfront and Solid Blue Line on Course to The Cup

Graeme BoyceCorrespondent IJuly 1, 2010

MONTREAL- APRIL 10:  Dion Phaneuf #3 of the Toronto Maple Leafs skates during the NHL game against the Montreal Canadiens on April 10, 2010 at the Bell Centre in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.  The Maple Leafs defeated the Canadiens 4-3 in overtime.  (Photo by Richard Wolowicz/Getty Images)
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Here we go.  Another season on the horizon and at the end of Free Agency Frenzy day in Toronto, the team ends up with The Monster and Giggy tending the net, and a blue line that still includes Tomas Kaberle.  Wow.

So, we'll be seeing Kulemin alongside Bozak and Kessel, followed by Versteeg, Kadri and Armstrong.  Then we have some options, but essentially Caputi, Grabovski and Sjostrum, followed by Brown, Hanson and Orr.

Maybe Brown goes up, due to some inspired play early, and maybe Caputi goes down, and so a wild card comes in.  Wilson and Burke have quite a few on the farm to pick from.

The defense pairings are solid: Phaneuf and Kaberle, Beauchemin and Komisarek,  and then Schenn and Gunnarson, with Blacker and Aulie hot on their heels.