Toronto Maple Leafs: Name Droppin’ on Future Players

May 6th, 2010 by Ryan Fancey Leave a reply »
Tossing out names that Leafs fans believe should be on the back of a blue & white jersey next season is something that gathers up plenty of space on message boards, blogs, articles, comments sections, and the like.

Some think it’s foolish, others think it’s a waste of time. But I believe it’s a tribute to the common Leafs fan.

To be so invested in the team that you’re consistently thinking up new scenarios and scouting out players from other rosters shows an incomparable level of loyalty. It’s this amount of fan interest that players and management should never take for granted.

Right now I’ve heard a bunch of names being dropped as possible Leafs for next season, both through trade or free agency. They range from the obvious to downright bizarre, so let’s break down a few and see what we have here.

I’m going to rate what the chances are of each player becoming a Leaf based on percentages. This is only my opinion. Brian Burke and I have had limited (zero) conversations regarding these players (or in general).

Paul Kariya (nine percent) – “Old and small” ...

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