The last full season before Brian Burke took over hockey operations for the Maple Leafs was 2007-08. The top ten scorers for the Leafs that year were, in order, Mats Sundin, Nik Antropov, Tomas Kaberle, Jason Blake, Alex Steen, Pavel Kubina, Alexei Ponikarovsky, Darcy Tucker, Matt Stajan, and Bryan McCabe.
Numbers eleven, twelve and thirteen you ask? Kyle Wellwood, Ian White and Hal Gill. While the team is still paying Darcy Tucker a million dollars a year for the next four years, only Tomas Kaberle remains from among the top scorers of that pre-Burke lineup.
This November will mark the end of Brian Burke's second year in Toronto as President and General Manager. The roster turnover has been almost complete with even the goaltenders being switched out. Vesa Toskala, Andrew Raycroft, and Scott Clemmenson were moved out and JS Giguere and Jonas Gustavsson have moved in.
Burke has dedicated $59.6 million in cap space to 20 players, so more change will be needed before the start of the season. This slide show is a quick look at how that turnover of personnel has left the Leafs and what might be expected in the way of change before the new year gets under way.
This is also a quick look at the most pressing concerns among the Leafs' northeast division rivals.