Toronto Maple Leafs Midseason Report: Grabovski, Waffles and a Goalie Carousel

January 11th, 2011 by Jon Neely Leave a reply »
It has been an interesting start to the 2010-11 NHL season for the Toronto Maple Leafs, to say the least, as the first half has had it's fair share of ups, downs and plenty of unexpected along the way.

The amount of change that has occurred on this team since the midway point last season is drastic, as the list of players is long, and brings to mind the word "overpaid."

Gone are forwards Lee Stempniak, Matt Stajan, Niklas Hagman, Jason Blake, Alexei Ponikarovski, Jamal Mayers, Wayne Primeau, Viktor Stalberg and Rickard Wallin. On defense, the Leafs lost blue liners Ian White and Garnet Excelby. And who can forget everyone's favourite goalie, Vesa Toskala, also departing to bigger and better things?

New arrivals since the 41-game mark last season include Dion Phaneuf, Fredrick Sjostrom, Colby Armstrong, Kris Versteeg and J.S. Giguere. 

A serious turn around to say the least, but the current team has performed as many would have expected. It's the players themselves that have self-proclaimed hockey experts shaking their heads when trying to figure this team out. Few could have predicted what has gone on within the club th ...

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