Question Period – Leafs Edition
Â Ten questions to ponder while you prepare for the Leafs – Thrashers tilt tonight:
*Inspired by Eric Engels’ thought-provoking question blogs*
1)Â Â Â Â Â If you were Brian Burke, who would you unload before the Trade Deadline?
2)Â Â Â Â Â Matt Stajan is on pace for 20 goals and 64 points (in 76 games). Trade him while his value is high, or lock him up as an integral piece to the Leafsâ€™ future?
3)Â Â Â Â Â Justin Pogge is scorching hot in the AHL ( 1.64 GAA, .934 SV% in Â his last 7 games). Is the time now to insert him to the Leafsâ€™ lineup, or would some extra seasoning in the AHL serve him better?
4)Â Â Â Â Â Burke is reportedly interested in bolstering his club through college prospects (who are UFAâ€™s). D Matt Gilroy (20GP, 2G, 12 PTS) and C Tyler Bozak (18GP, 7G, 21 PTS) are some the names being thrown around. Do you think this is an important step for the Leafsâ€™ rebuilding plan?
5)Â Â Â Â Â Should the Leafs pursue an enforcer, or is the tandem of Deveaux and May â€“ and I suppose Mayers â€“ effective enough already?
6)Â Â Â Â Â Should the Leafs pursue Jay Bouwmeester? Who would you be willing to unload?
7)Â Â Â Â Â What type of return do you think Kaberle will garner if he decides to waive his NTC?
8 )Â Â Â Â Â If the Leafs were to grasp the 1st overall pick â€“ god knows they canâ€™t overcome the almighty Islanders â€“ who would you choose, Tavares or Hedman? And why?
9)Â Â Â Â Â Where do you think the Leafs will land in terms of draft positioning? Who would use choose based off that decision?
And finally, the question youâ€™ve all been waiting forâ€¦give me a drum rollâ€¦
10)Â Â Will Grabovski and S.Kostitsyn duke it out during their next contest at the Bell Centre, Feb.7th? If so, who will win? And what finisher move will they perform for the â€œFinish him!â€ finale?
You stay classy, MLHS.