Opening Line-ups and Predictions for What the Leafs Will Get
The Leafs have got a good core of forwards this year, pretty good on defence and the jury is out on a goalie but as of now he looks pretty damn good. It is hard to do lines for this year because of Yashin and Peca and all that so I will do it with and without them.
Blake-Sundin-Wellwood- Small wingers but a huge centre and alot of skill and grit.
Poni-Yashin-Antro This line could be deadly.
Tucker-Bell-Steen- Tucker can play on this line because he gets most of his goals on the PP.
Stajan-Pohl-Kilger- Solid 4th line
Kaberle-Kubina- Kaberle made Kubina and will continue to make him good.
Colaiacovo-McCabe- They remind me of eachother
Gill-White- Big and Small, Fast and Slow, Offensive and Defencive no one has less in commen but few work better together.
Blake-Sundin-Tucker- A living hell for defencemen with Tucker and Blake’s fiestiness and Sundin’s size and skill.
Poni-Wellwood-Antro- Great chemistry
Bell-Peca-Steen-Excellent checking line.
Kilger-Stajan-Pohl-Solid 4th line
Kilger-Steen-Bell-Steen and Bell will be good with Kilger because he is a goal scorer and can hit along with Bell.
Battaglia-Pohl-Deveraux-Should work well together
If we want both Kubina would have to pack his bags so a trade could look like this…
2nd rounder 2009
Not sure about Boyton’s contract so just tell me if we couldnt afford it so with both it would look like this.
Blake-Sundin-Yashin- Yashin and Blake work well together and would only work better with captain consistancy.
Kilger-Stajan-Bell-Good line and would get alot of ice time because of unusual skill for a fourth line.
Kaberle-Colaiacovo- Top 2 D-men now that Covo is better than McCabe at least for turnovers.
McCabe-Stralman- hopefully Stralman is ready
Now to what the players will get for points and goals.
Sundin- 30 goals 85 points-Finally someone to play with.
Blake- 35 goals 70 points- Will stay mostly the same as long as he stays healthy.
Tucker- 30 goals 65 points- Will produce on the PP
Wellwood – 20 goals 75 points would have reached it last year if he wasnt injured.
Steen- 25 goals- 55 points- Will bounce back
Antro- 20 goals 50 points- If he stays healthy there some consistancy to his game. (same with Yashin)
Poni- 25 goals- 50 points- Rugged winger will probably reach the 20 goal plateau once again
Bell- 25 goals 50 points- would be huge if we could get production out of him.
Stajan- 40 points 15 goals- as usual
Peca- 30 points 10 goals- this is of course if we sign him
Kilger- 15 goals 30 points- He has become a reliable scorer for the Blue boys.
Battaglia- 10 goals 25 points- good numbers for a 4th liner
Deveraux- 5 goals 20 points- good numbers for his ice time
For the Defence
Kaberle- 10 goals- 70 points- All the more forwards to do beautiful lead passes.
McCabe- 15 goals 55 points- Still produces offensively
Kubina- 10 goals 40 points- possible bounce back season
Colaiacovo- 10 goals 35 points- Steadily improving
White- 5 goals- 20 points- Similar numbers to last year
Gill- 3 goals- 15 points- not offensive
Pls comment and dont be too harsh.