Toronto Maple Leafs: 2011 Offseason
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?
The Leafs currently have three picks in the first two rounds
1st (Bos), 1st (Phi) one of which will be 27th or later
1st (Bos), 2nd (39th), 4th (100th), Slaney
1st (Phi), 3rd (Phi)
1st (19th), Fraser
13th-Jamieson Oleksiak 6' 7'' Toronto Native
Leafs choice 1st (2012/2013), 2nd (2012), Mike Komisarek, Carl Gunnarsson, Matt Lashoff
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.
Pretty similar stats and age wise. Stewart would be a better fit on Toronto's third line.
Mikus, 3rd, 4th (2012)
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.
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
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