2011 NHL Entry Draft: If the Toronto Maple Leafs Move Up, Who Could They Pick?

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2011 NHL Entry Draft: If the Toronto Maple Leafs Move Up, Who Could They Pick?
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In an interview with Paul Hendrick, Brian Burke stated that his plan for the upcoming draft is to package one of the first-rounders they acquired from Boston and Philadelphia with their own second-rounder to try to move up. In the same interview, he mentioned that the Leafs' strategy at the draft is to take the best player available and not to make a pick according to a need at a particular position.

With a package of a late first-rounder and an early second-round pick, the Leafs will most likely be able to move up to about the 15-20 range, possibly earlier depending on how some general manager's are viewing the draft.

That being said, with a pick in that range, who would the Leafs go after?

Would it be Mark McNiell, who has been said to be of interest to Brian Burke, or could it be a player like Zack Phillips, who several people on this site say would be a great pickup for the Leafs if he fell to the 25th pick.

Here are five players that could be in Brian Burke's sights if he is successful in moving up in the draft.

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