It’s been quite the time span since my last post here. But as many of you know, I’ve been working on the McKeen’s Hockey Annual Yearbook. That is in addition to the work on the player profiles for the Maple Leafs Annual.
So to kick things off, and to change the subject from Tomas Kaberle, here are my player predictions for the Maple Leafs this season after the jump.
(NOTE*** Predictions appearing the McKeen’s Annual Yearbook are decided as a collective from many different sources. These values will unlikely appear as they indicated below in the publication.)
I’m not sure of the status of Finger and may not see him getting buried as most expect. I’ve included a prediction should he stay with the Leafs.
Don’t believe Nazem Kadri will stick with the Leafs all season and will spend some time with the Marlies. Perhaps more so than most fans will want, and the battle cries to get him into a Leafs uniform may force the issue. Regardless, there are still inconsistencies in his game that have to be worked out before a full blown step into the NHL. His prediction takes this into consideration.
Luca Caputi could also use some time in the minors to work on various aspects, including pace and upgrading his skating. However, with the necessity of filling out a roster, he could get a spot by default. His prediction takes this into account.
Tomas Kaberle is still included in this list. Should there be a change in the roster, obviously these values will change with that.
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