As for the Leafs this year, expect some more production from Steen. He will be a solid 2 or 3rd line winger who will have 20 goals. If Sundin and Blake doesn't work, I imagine Wellwood-Blake will. Also, I think Bell will get back to his form that he displayed in Chicago. HE did not have a great year in San Jose but I can see his bouncing back.
On a personal note, I hated the way JFJ just let Jason Allison go. Sure he is not the strongest skater, but did u see how he fired Sundin up in the latter part of the 05/06 season. Might be a good idea to get Allison or someone who is a playmaker for Sundin. The future right now of the Leafs lie in Wellwood, Blake, Tucker, Steen and Stajan. Find someone to play with Sundin for his final year and let Wellwood and Blake sort things out. My ideal lines for this year.
Kozlov/Shanny Sundin Tucker
Blake Wellwood Bell
Steen Stajan Pohl
Poni Antropov Kilger
Toskala, Raycroft (split)
This team has a shot at being in the playoffs. And with Paul Maurice at the helm, who knows what can happen during the playoff run. But even if the Leafs don't get somebody for Sundin, the playoffs, sure, a cup run, possible but not probable.]]>