If you had told an NHL fan six years ago that the Toronto Maple Leafs wouldn't see playoff action for another six years, they would have laughed in your face.
However, that is the situation the Leafs are presently faced with.
The Leafs are on pace to miss the playoffs for a sixth straight year this year. Fans are calling for coach Ron Wilson's head, demanding the release of "goalie-of-the-future" Jonas Gustavsson and putting their faith in various Marlie call-ups. To say the atmosphere in the area is cutthroat would be an understatement.
With no immediate help in the system, GM Brian Burke will likely be forced to make a trade or two as an attempt to right the sinking ship that is the Maple Leafs.
We've already heard a number of rumors this year—some respectable, some insane. Until a move is made, we won't know which of these rumors are reality and which are fantasy.
Despite the rumors, Burke probably has a number of players listed as possible acquisitions for the club.
Here are the top 10 possible trade targets for the Leafs.