Toronto Maple Leafs: Centre Of Attention, Who Will Play Down The Middle?

September 27th, 2010 by Mark Ritter Leave a reply »
Earlier this week—(—I speculated that Nazem Kadri, while a decent prospect, may not be ready for prime time NHL duty—at least not yet anyways.

Today, Toronto Maple Leafs general manager Brian Burke was quoted in the Toronto Sun as saying, “He’s not anywhere near to the level we (the Leafs) had hoped for and expected," Burke said on a conference call. "I don't know why that is, but he's running out of time."

Which begs the question—if Kadri is not ready, than who the heck is going to step up as the Leafs' third line centreman?

With sophomore Tyler Bozak expected to take on the first line duties between Kris Versteeg and Phil Kessel and the ever disappointing, Mikhail Garbovski's all but a lock to fill the Leafs' second line centre duties, there are few options the Maple Leafs can employ on the third line.

John Mitchell and Christian Hanson look to be the Maple Leafs' most likely candidates to fill the void on the third line—neither of which inspire a whole lot of confidence, neither of which should be expe ...

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