Examining the Toronto Maple Leafs’ Potential Forward Lineup

July 19th, 2010 by Greg Thomson Leave a reply »

The Maple Leafs bolstered their core of forwards in the opening days of free agency by acquiring Kris Versteeg from the Chicago Blackhawks and signing Colby Armstrong to a  three year contract. Brian Burke and Co. also re-signed restricted free agent Nikolai Kulemin and inked John Mitchell to a new one-year deal. German forward Marcel Mueller was also signed to a two-year contract, with expectations that he’ll play for the Toronto Marlies this fall.

Rumors continue to swirl around the hockey world regarding the status of veteran defenseman Tomas Kaberle and whether he’ll be shipped out in exchange for a top-six forward. At least six teams have tabled offers to the Leafs, but no significant progress has been made on moving him. With that in mind, here are potential line combinations for the Leafs forwards heading into training camp.

Pending a trade to bring in a number one centre, Tyler Bozak will slot into the role as the Leafs first line centre, alongside Phil Kessel on his right wing and K ...

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