Size matters and it's hurting Leafs

The Maple Leafs need it, and Brian Burke has to go out and get it — sooner rather than later. The Leafs are on a fast train to Funkville and something has to be done to get them back on the rails.

They’ve lost three straight and have dropped out of a playoff spot, and have managed only six goals in their last four games.

Unless something is done quickly, the team’s “dream” of making the playoffs for the first time since 2004 will become another nightmare for that shell-shocked collection of saps known as Leafs Nation. Big Burkie tweeted a while back that this team needs size. And some scoring would help. What they do have in abundance is depth on defence, so if it means giving up one of their quality young D-men for some size and/or scoring, so be it. (Perhaps Keith Aulie or Luke Schenn, but not Cody Franson or Jake Gardiner).

Burke has to pull the trigger before it’s too late.

As for the goalie situation, you have to figure that either The Monster or Sunny Jim will eventually step up and give the Leafs some quality goaltending. They’ve done it in the past, it’s just a matter of one of them getting hot and carrying the team for a while. And Wilson has to keep juggling the goalies until one steps up. I don’t think it’s time to panic and give up young talent or draft picks for a goaltender. It’s a fickle position. The guy you trade for might go into a funk as quickly as James Reimer has gone into his.

http://www.torontosun.com/2012/01/18/size-matters-and-its-hurting-leafs