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Maple Leafs 2010-11 Player Predictions

McKeen's Hockey Annual Yearbook

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.)

No Player Pos Age GP G A Pts
81 Kessel, Phil RW 22 75 35 27 62
42 Bozak, Tyler C 24 77 19 38 57
32 Versteeg, Kris RW 24 80 24 28 52
15 Kaberle, Tomas D 32 80 7 45 52
3 Phaneuf, Dion D 25 78 14 37 51
41 Kulemin, Nikolai LW 24 80 20 22 42
84 Grabovski, Mikhail LW 26 70 17 25 42
9 Armstrong, Colby RW 27 77 18 19 37
36 Gunnarsson, Carl D 23 79 6 18 24
22 Beauchemin, Francois D 30 78 6 17 23
39 Mitchell, John C 25 75 8 14 22
2 Schenn, Luke D 20 77 4 17 21
33 Caputi, Luca LW 21 60 9 10 19
43 Kadri, Nazem C 19 35 10 6 16
11 Sjostrom, Fredrik RW 27 65 5 7 12
8 Komisarek, Mike D 28 70 2 8 10
20 Hanson, Christian C 24 42 4 2 6
4 Finger, Jeff D 30 32 2 4 6
Lebda, Brett D 28 42 2 4 6
28 Orr, Colton RW 28 80 2 3 5
18 Brown, Mike RW 25 70 2 1 3

Notes:

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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