Leafs training camp will be competitive
Assuming the Leafs make no more major moves, there are 30 players with a decent shot at making the leafs roster in training camp.
Sundin, Poni, Antropov, Steen, Wellwood, Stajan, Blake Tucker, Kilger are all guarantee’d roster spots.
Battaglia, Pohl, Bell, Devereaux, Williams have roster spots to lose. If they come to camp fit and ready to play, they’ll make the roster.
Gamache, Newbury, Ondrus, will be looking for roster spots, hoping one of the 5 above doesn’t show up ready to play.
McCabe, Kaberle, Kubina, Gill, White, Colaiacovo are guarantee’s roster spots.
Belak holds that 7th spot, but its definetly his to lose.
Woz, Kronwall, harrison, Walser will be looking to take that 7th spot on the roster.
Toskala is guarantee’d a spot on the roster
raycroft should have the backup role, but Clemmenson has a slim chance at beating him out if he is awesome in training camp.
So overall the Leafs depth chart, as of right now, looks like this:
The one thing I like about this team is depth. That Marlies team has about 8 guys I’d trust as a callup to the bigs. In goal, if one goalie is injured or playing poorly the other can take the reins. On defense 3 guys who can be 1-2 defensemen, and some nice role players and young players further down the depth chart. On offense, the Leafs now have 2 guys who can score on a consistent Basis(Tucker and Blake) plus 2 guys who can create quality scoring chances down the middle.
I think this team will take the Leafs to the 6th seed in the east. Injuries will come up(this is the leafs we’re talking about) but now I feel confident the Leafs can overcome them.