My Leafs Line Up
1- Sundin, O’Neill, and Steen- If Steen improves like he should he could be the scoring winger for Mats and if o’Neill returnes to a 20 to 30 goal scorer and if Mats stays healthy this would be a great scoring line.
2- Wellwood, Tucker, and Kilger- Everybody thinks that Peca should be the 2nd line centre but if you look at wellwoods improvment in his 2nd seasons with teams ex Marlies he greatly improves (almost doubles) so he should be good for 20 goals and 50 to 60 assists. Also Last year down the stretch this line played very good together.
3- Peca, Ponikarovsky, and Ondrus- THis would be the shut down line to go against the other teams top line. Peca is in the top 5 defencive forwards in the leage, Ondrus will add toughness and he is not afraid to go in the corners and Poni will add size and some scoring touch.
4- Stajan, Belak, and Antropov- THis line will be the utility line with a little bit of everything some scoring with stajan, some size with Antropov and some defence with Belak and Stajan the leafs top penalty killer. I did not put John Pohl in because he is 27 and he is just coming up now if he has a goos camp and pre- season he could replace Antropov or Belak.
1- Kaberle and Kubina- They played so good together in the olimpics and if you split Kaberle up with McCabe it creates more evan lines.
2-McCabe and Colaiacovo- These 2 I could see playing very good together Carlo will set up McCabe for the one timer good and his quickness will also be there when McCabe strugles on the D.
3- Gill, White- These 2 coplament eachother very well because they are oposites Gill is a big, slow, defencive defenceman and White is a small, fast, scoring defencemen the can hold is own on the defencive side as well.
Starter- Raycroft- This is the turning point if Raycroft can play like when he won the rookie of the year the leafs are in the playoffs if not another year of early golf.
Back up- Aubin- If Raycroft strugles and JS plays like he did at the end of the year the croud favourite could start if Raycroft does not strugle JS is a solid back up.