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Matt Lashoff RFA
Brought in for depth Lashoff has a lot of upside and I’m sure Burke will get something done here, unless again, he is packaged in a pre-deadline move. I’d think he’s in the same boat as Gunnarsson with a little less NHL experience (Lashoff 63 total NHL games played, Gunnarsson 88 games).
Luca Caputi RFA
Caputi came in with a lot of expectations from fans because he's a hometown kid. That flame certainly fizzled quickly and he’s been buried down on the farm. The Leafs will likely resign him and keep him with the Marlies but with all the youth coming in I don’t see Caputi as a part of the Leafs future even though he’s a big body and could make a mark with the Marlies. I really hoped for more from him as did most of Leafs Nation.
John Mitchell RFA
Mitchell has shown a few sparks playing with the Leafs but his inconsistent play and frequent injury has him down on the farm but again, with the youth coming in Mitchell may be moving on or kept down on the farm. I think he has blown his chances here in Toronto and it might be better for him to look elsewhere.
Mike Zigomanis UFA
I think Zigomanis is a good guy to keep down on the farm to help bring along and mentor some of the youth that will be coming through the system in the next few years. He knows the ins and outs of the NHL and AHL and is quite likely a player coach.