Leafs 2010 Offseason: Potential Restricted Free Agent Targets

May 20th, 2010 by Brad LeClair Leave a reply »
The Leafs start out the 2010 NHL offseason, with high hopes, cap room, high value trade chips and no first round draft pick. They are a team in need of top six forwards and draft picks, but Brian Burke has chosen a different route to building his team for the time being.

He's went international and brought over goaltender Jussi Rynnas from Finland over, much like Jonas Gustavsson last season. He's also signed Hobie Baker nominee goaltender Ben Scrivens to help strengthen the Leafs goaltender situation. With these moves made, it could spell the end of goaltender prospect James Reimer in a  Leafs jersey, but time will only tell if he returns to the fold.

The Leafs as a result of the Phil Kessel deal will have no picks in the first round in this years  NHL Entry Draft held in Los Angeles. Also, with a less than stellar crop of unrestricted free agents available, it sort of leaves Burke's hands tied at the moment. Not that the crop is terrible, but there is just a limited supply of quality talent available.

Potential Targets could include Ilya Kovalchuk, Patrick Marleau, Matt Lombardi and Anton Volchenkov, but the odds of them signing an ...

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