The Toronto Maple Leafs have been steadily improving since Brian Burke took over the helm as General Manager. There are few doubters left in Leaf Land regarding his hockey acumen and prowess at the negotiation table.
Whether by draft, trade or free agency, Burke has put quality players on the roster and given them the chance to succeed.
There are again exciting prospects in the ranks—a novel concept for Leaf GMs of the past.
Some of these lads will be getting their chance to shine for the big club this season. Some veterans will also be getting a chance at a return to glory as well, though for these players it is a second chance.
With camp just around the corner, what could be more fun than speculating about the future of a few players on our favorite hockey team? With that in mind, let's take a look at five Leafs who are poised to have a breakout season in 2011.