Many Questions, Few Answers For 2009-10 Leafs

Posted: 17th September 2009 by Dan Perry in NHL
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Four full seasons (and one lockout) have passed since Jeremy Roenick's overtime goal eliminated the Toronto Maple Leafs from the playoffs, seemingly for good. With their captain gone, a new GM, a coach preaching accountability and a stable full of kids and bruisers, could this be the year the Buds finally make it back to the postseason? Here are the key questions heading into the new season. Is Vesa Toskala healthy? Is Jonas Gustavsson going to take his job anyway? Toskala battled injuries all through last season before finally shutting it down just before the trade deadline. If his surgery takes, we could see a return to the form that saw him pushing Evgeni Nabokov in San Jose hard enough to get himself traded. Gustavsson, the unproven Swede, will find himself in a backup role, ...

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