Toronto Maple Leafs: 2011 Offseason

John WhiteContributor IIMay 4, 2011

Toronto Maple Leafs: 2011 Offseason

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    The Leafs have improved since Brian Burke has taken charge of the team. The current team can not be blamed for past failures.

    The longest serving leafs are Nikolai Kulemin and Luke Schenn. Both of whom just finished their third season in the NHL.

    The fact is the Leafs have not made the playoffs since the lockout, and in a market like Toronto that is a problem.

    The Leafs came close to the playoffs this year but still missed out.  This offseason is shaping up to be likely the most important offseason since Burke took over.

    Will the Leafs get the final pieces they need to make the playoffs? Or will fans be forced to watch another season where the Leafs fall short?  

2011 Draft

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    The Leafs currently have three picks in the first two rounds

    1st (Bos), 1st (Phi) one of which will be 27th or later

    2nd(39th)

     

    Tor

    1st (Bos), 2nd (39th), 4th (100th), Slaney

    Cal

    1st (13th)

    Tor

    1st (Phi), 3rd (Phi)

    Edm

    1st (19th), Fraser

     

    13th-Jamieson Oleksiak 6' 7'' Toronto Native

    19th-David Musil

Shea Weber

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    Tor

    Leafs choice 1st (2012/2013), 2nd (2012), Mike Komisarek, Carl Gunnarsson, Matt Lashoff

    Nsh

    Weber(rights)

     

    Weber and Phaneuf were dominate as a line in the 2005 world juniors. Great all-around defenceman but is a year away from free agency and could force Nashville to make a move rather than lose him for nothing. He was also Schenn's roommate in Kelowna.

Atlanta

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    Tor

    Bozak

    Atl

    Stewart, 3rd(2012)

    Pretty similar stats and age wise.  Stewart would be a better fit on Toronto's third line.

Minnesota

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    Tor

    Mikus, 3rd, 4th (2012)

    Min

    Barker

    Barker had a set back only posting one goal and five points this season.  He is still capable of running a powerplay and a chance in Toronto might be just what he needs. 

Re-Sign

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    Shea Weber: 5 years, $30 million

    Luke Schenn: 4 years, $15 million

    Clarke MacArthur: 3 years, $8 million

    James Reimer: 2 years, $3 million

    Tim Brent: 1 year, $600,000

    Anthony Stewart: 2 years, $2 million

Free Agents

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    Brooks Laich: 2 years, $5.5 million

    Shawn Belle: 1 year, $600,000

    Nigel Dawes: 1 year, $750,000

    Steve Eminger: 1 year, $1 million

Line-Up

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    MacArthur-Grabovski-Kulemin

    Lupul-Laich-Kessel

    Kadri-Stewart-Armstrong

    Brown-Fraser-Orr

    (Brent, Dawes)

     

    Phaneuf(C)-Weber(A)

    Barker-Schenn(A)

    Aulie-Eminger

    (Belle)

     

    Remier

    Gustavsson