VETERANS IN TROUBLE
Tyler Bozak: Having a great camp, but suddenly his name is coming up in trade rumours. If the Leafs are interested in Phoenix hold-out Kyle Turris, or if Matthew Lombardi outplays him, things could get very uncomfortable for the third-year leaf.
Mike Komisarek: Having a good camp, looking very confident. He’s an alternate captain and a loyal soldier and GM Brian Burke loves him. Much has been made recently of his limited no-trade clause – Komisarek has a list of about 10 teams he’d accept a trade to. And he’s from Long Island, and the Islanders need a defenceman …. so connect the dots.
Carl Gunnarsson: He may be the Leafs best overall defenceman. Nothing bad seems to happen when he’s on the ice. But there’s no hype surrounding him and he might be too nice a guy for his own good. He’s a John Ferguson draft pick and there’s fewer and fewer of them around.
Matt Lashoff: Two years ago, a defenceman with Lashoff’s skill set would have made this team no problem. He may be the odd-man out now.