Five Questions Facing the Toronto Maple Leafs This Fall

Posted: 17th September 2009 by Mike Boultbee in NHL
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If there is any certainty concerning the 2009-10 season for the Toronto Maple Leafs, it is that there are no certainties. Having languished in the cellar of the Northeast Division, and in 12th place in the Eastern Conference for two seasons, the Leafs have taken their first major step forward in the Brian Burke era. This offseason, Burke bolstered their defense by adding two top-four blueliners in Mike Komisarek and Francois Beauchemin and a solid depth defenseman in Garnet Exelby; built a far more intimidating team with the additions of Komisarek, Colton Orr, and Wayne Primeau; and solidified some depth in net by signing coveted Swedish free agent Jonas Gustavsson. It is hard to predict where this team will end up in the standings this season. On paper, they are physical, boast quick, you ...

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