Players to Improve

Here is a list of players that will hopefully improve next year and what they might improve to.

O’neill – He had a bad year last year and hopefully with Maurice and more ice time he will return to being a 30 goal scorer.

Steen – He had a good rookie year and will probably keep improving. This what I think he could become at his top potential, either being next year or whenever he reaches his top potential. Possibily a 40 goal scorer with about 70 – 80 points a season.

Wellwood – I think he has the potential to be a great playmaker.When he reaches the top of his potential here is what i think he could do – maybe average about 20 goals and 50 – 60 assists per year.(70 – 80 points in all)

Stajan – With more ice time he could maybe become a 30 goal scorer, and 50 – 60 points per year with around 10 of his points being shorthanded.

Antropov – Antropov hasn’t shown any great potential yet but I think he should get one more chance next season to prove himself.

Ponikarovsky – He had a breakout year last year and hopefully he can continue it.


7 Responses to Players to Improve

  1. DJTOKid says:

    Yah I totally agree with you on the Steen, Wellwood, and Stajan thing. These guys are already really good hockey players and the oldest being Wellwood is only 23 years old. 23 years old!!! thats amazing for the Leafs to have three guys this young making the impact they are making right now. If all three of them make tremendous strides like a Eric Stall did last year then the Leafs will be just fine to make the playoffs.

  2. Mattqwerty says:

    i dont think any of them will turn out to be eric staal’s but with a new coach more playing time i would say the 3 of them could easily add 15-30 pts on top of last years totals

  3. DJTOKid says:

    I wasn’t meaning for them to be what Stll was this year, but to have a big improvement in points this year. I think that Steen could put up 70 plus this year, and that would be a Stall like improvement to Leaf fans.

  4. Alozo07 says:

    Yea man with Maurice behind the bench our young guns r sure to flourish into damn decent draft pix. OMG leafs didnt take gionta in the 1998 draft! he went in the 200s. would have been amazing even tho they would have traded him away GO LEAFS GO STEEEN!!!!!!!!!

  5. leafmeister says:

    i dont think that stagin will have a 30 goal season he is a defenceive forward. look at his stats last year he is a good player and i can see him getting 50 points but not 30 goals.

  6. danfrappier1982 says:

    YOUR KIDDING RIGHT????, FIRST OF ALL ANTROPOV IS A BUM, AND PONI, A BREAKOUT YEAR????, 17 GOALS???AND LIKE 2 ASSIST, STEEN AND WELLWOOD WILL BE GOOD ONE DAY BUT I WOULD HOLD YOUR BREATH FOR AN 80 POINT SEASON THIS YEAR

  7. BLUE_AND_WHITE says:

    Poni had 21 goals, Antropov was +13, and all of the Leafs youngsters showed leaps of impovement last season.

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