As training camp nears, what better time to start making predictions for the upcoming season. Predictions are a rather hard monster to tame. Sometimes you get it right, but the majority of the time, predictors are usually talking out of their rear ends.
The Leafs are poised to improve upon their 2010-11 season in which they finished in 10th place in the Eastern Conference.
With any semblance of consistent goaltending the first half of the year, the Leafs may have made the playoffs. But if ifs and nuts were candy and nuts, we'd all have a Merry Christmas.
The Leafs head into the 2011-12 season a younger, fresher, quicker group, with as many as six NHL caliber centers vying for four jobs, and nine NHL ready defenseman vying for six open spots.
So, to begin our slideshow, we'll start by discussing...