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As the Leafs lose another game against one of the conference's top teams, my thoughts turn to warmer days when BB and the braintrust might uprade our team with whatever is out there (found from nhlnumbers.com).
The team definitely needs to get better, so who do you think the Leafs should go after?

Here's a list of a lot of the unrestricted free agents available July 1. The bolded guys are my thoughts on persons of interest for various reasons and salary ideas. (I.e. A guy like Lang could be interesting at a 1-yr $1m to $1.5m deal as a short-term bridge)

The Forwards (about 5 needed):

Player Age Team Pos 10 FA Status 09 Cap 09 Salary
Kovalchuk, Ilya 27 ATL L UFA 6.4 7.5
Marleau, Patrick 30 SJS C UFA 6.3 6.3
Kariya, Paul 35 STL L UFA 6 6
Jokinen, Olli 31 CGY C UFA 5.25 5.5
Demitra, Pavol 35 VAN R UFA 4 4
Kozlov, Vyacheslav 38 ATL L UFA 3.667 3.85
Whitney, Ray 38 CAR L UFA 3.55 3.55
Modano, Mike 40 DAL C UFA 3.45 2.25
Modin, Fredrik 35 CLB L UFA 3.25 3.5
Frolov, Alexander 28 LAK L UFA 2.9 4
Cullen, Matt 33 CAR C UFA 2.875 2.8
Nolan, Owen 38 MIN R UFA 2.75 2.75
Plekanec, Tomas 26 MTL C UFA 2.75 2.75
Pisani, Fernando 33 EDM R UFA 2.5 2.5
Stempniak, Lee 27 TOR R UFA 2.5 3.5
Walker, Scott 36 CAR R UFA 2.5 2.5
Armstrong, Colby 26 ATL R UFA 2.4 2.4
Holmstrom, Tomas 37 DET L UFA 2.25 2.25
Torres, Raffi 28 CLB L UFA 2.25 2.75
Tucker, Darcy 35 COL L UFA 2.25 2.3
Weight, Doug 39 NYI C UFA 2.2 2
Ponikarovsky, Alexei 30 TOR L UFA 2.105 2.5
Svatos, Marek 28 COL R UFA 2.05 2.35
Halpern, Jeff 34 TBL C UFA 2 2
Lombardi, Matthew 28 PHX C UFA 1.817 2.35
Belanger, Eric 32 MIN C UFA 1.75 1.75
Stajan, Matt 26 TOR C UFA 1.75 1.75
McLean, Brett 31 FLA C UFA 1.7 1.7
Ott, Steve 27 DAL L UFA 1.425 1.5
Primeau, Wayne 34 TOR C UFA 1.4 1.4
Bourque, Rene 28 CGY L UFA 1.35 1.4
Mayers, Jamal 35 TOR R UFA 1.333 1.4
Comrie, Mike 29 EDM C UFA 1.25 1.25
Cooke, Matt 31 PIT L UFA 1.2 1.2
Johnson, Ryan 34 VAN C UFA 1.15 1.2
Moore, Dominic 28 FLA C UFA 1.1 1.1
Prospal, Vaclav 34 NYR L UFA 1.1 1.1
Conroy, Craig 38 CGY C UFA 1.05 1
Lang, Robert 38 PHX C UFA 1 1
Metropolit, Glen 36 MTL C UFA 1 1
Niedermayer, Rob 34 NJD C UFA 1 1
Sim, Jon 32 NYI L UFA 1 1
Tootoo, Jordin 27 NAS R UFA 0.975 0.975
Artyukhin, Evgeny 27 ANA R UFA 0.95 1
Boogaard, Derek 28 MIN L UFA 0.95 1.25
Maltby, Kirk 37 DET L UFA 0.883 0.75
Schubert, Christoph 28 OTT L UFA 0.883 0.9
Begin, Steve 31 BOS L UFA 0.85 0.85
Afinogenov, Maxim 29 ATL R UFA 0.8 0.8
Craig, Ryan 28 TBL C UFA 0.787 0.8
Mair, Adam 31 BUF C UFA 0.758 0.775
Park, Richard 34 NYI R UFA 0.75 0.8
Shelley, Jody 34 SJS L UFA 0.725 0.725
Steckel, David 28 WAS L UFA 0.725 0.725
Burish, Adam 27 CHI C UFA 0.713 0.725
Nystrom, Eric 27 CGY L UFA 0.688 0.775
Belak, Wade 33 NAS R UFA 0.65 0.65
Asham, Arron 32 PHI R UFA 0.64 0.64
Donovan, Shean 35 OTT R UFA 0.625 0.65
Boulton, Eric 33 ATL L UFA 0.6 0.6
Ivanans, Raitis 31 LAK L UFA 0.6 0.6
Shannon, Ryan 27 OTT C UFA 0.6 0.6
Weller, Craig 29 MIN R UFA 0.6 0.625
Perrault, Joel 27 PHX C UFA 0.588 0.625
Barch, Krys 30 DAL C UFA 0.575 0.575
Jackman, Tim 28 NYI R UFA 0.55 0.55
MacKenzie, Derek 29 CLB C UFA 0.55 0.55
Petersen, Toby 31 DAL C UFA 0.55 0.55
MacIntyre, Steve 29 EDM L UFA 0.537 0.55
Bochenski, Brandon 28 TBL R UFA 0.525 0.55
Paddock, Cam 27 STL C UFA 0.517 0.525
Thornton, Shawn 32 BOS R UFA 0.517 0.55
Durno, Chris (DGB Wish) 28 COL L UFA 0.5 0.5
Ellis, Matt 27 BUF L UFA 0.5 0.5
McAmmond, Dean 36 NJD L UFA 0.5 0.5
Pikkarainen, Ilkka 28 NJD R UFA 0.5 0.5
Stastny, Yan 27 STL C UFA 0.5 0.5
Aucoin, Keith 31 WAS R UFA 0.487 0.5
Ebbett, Andrew 27 MIN C UFA 0.487 0.5
Konopka, Zenon 29 TBL C UFA 0.487 0.5
Stuart, Colin 27 ATL C UFA 0.483 0.5

 

The Defence (1 needed):

Player Age Team Pos 10 FA Status 09 Cap 09 Salary
Niedermayer, Scott 35 ANA D UFA 6 6
Gonchar, Sergei 36 PIT D UFA 5 5.5
Kubina, Pavel 33 ATL D UFA 5 5
Johnsson, Kim 34 MIN D UFA 4.85 5.3
Martin, Paul 29 NJD D UFA 3.833 4.5
Clark, Brett 33 COL D UFA 3.5 3.5
Mitchell, Willie 33 VAN D UFA 3.5 3.5
Rathje, Mike 36 PHI D UFA 3.5 3.5
Zidlicky, Marek 33 MIN D UFA 3.35 3.5
Morris, Derek 30 BOS D UFA 3.3 3.3
Salei, Ruslan 35 COL D UFA 3.025 3.275
Foote, Adam 38 COL D UFA 3 3.25
Sutton, Andy 35 NYI D UFA 3 3.5
Van Ryn, Mike 31 TOR D UFA 2.9 3.35
Lydman, Toni 32 BUF D UFA 2.875 3.15
Jones, Randy 28 LAK D UFA 2.75 3
Corvo, Joe 33 CAR D UFA 2.625 2.75
Smith, Jason 36 OTT D UFA 2.6 2.6
Tallinder, Henrik 31 BUF D UFA 2.562 3.25
Pothier, Brian 33 WAS D UFA 2.5 2.5
Volchenkov, Anton 28 OTT D UFA 2.5 3.2
Ward, Aaron 37 BOS D UFA 2.5 2.5
Seidenberg, Dennis 27 FLA D UFA 2.25 2.25
Kaberle, Frantisek 36 CAR D UFA 2.2 2.2
Eaton, Mark 33 PIT D UFA 2 2
Hamhuis, Dan 27 NAS D UFA 2 2.5
Leopold, Jordan 28 FLA D UFA 1.75 1.75
Wallin, Niclas 35 CAR D UFA 1.725 1.725
Mara, Paul 29 MTL D UFA 1.675 1.675
Lukowich, Brad 33 SJS D UFA 1.567 1.8
Boynton, Nick 30 ANA D UFA 1.5 1.5
Ference, Andrew 31 BOS D UFA 1.4 1.625
Exelby, Garnet 28 TOR D UFA 1.392 1.725
Colaiacovo, Carlo 27 STL D UFA 1.283 1.4
Lilja, Andreas 34 DET D UFA 1.25 1.25
Michalek, Zbynek 27 PHX D UFA 1.25 1.5
O'Donnell, Sean 38 LAK D UFA 1.25 1.25
Frogren, Jonas 29 TOR D UFA 1.065 0.9
Paetsch, Nathan 27 BUF D UFA 0.85 1.05
McKee, Jay 32 PIT D UFA 0.8 0.8
Mottau, Mike 32 NJD D UFA 0.762 0.775
Hale, David 29 PHX D UFA 0.7 0.725
Lebda, Brett 28 DET D UFA 0.65 0.85
Meyer, Freddy 29 NYI D UFA 0.588 0.6
Hutchinson, Andrew 30 DAL D UFA 0.55 0.6
Jancevski, Dan 29 DAL D UFA 0.537 0.55
Stafford, Garrett 30 DAL D UFA 0.537 0.55
Brookbank, Sheldon 29 ANA D UFA 0.525 0.55
Conboy, Tim 28 CAR D UFA 0.487 0.5
Leach, Jay 30 NJD D UFA 0.487 0.5

 

The Goalies (2 needed. Maybe desperately):

Player Age Team Pos 10 FA Status 09 Cap 09 Salary
Turco, Marty 34 DAL G UFA 5.7 5.4
Nabokov, Evgeni 34 SJS G UFA 5.375 6
Theodore, Jose 33 WAS G UFA 4.5 4.5
Toskala, Vesa 33 TOR G UFA 4 4
Mason, Chris 34 STL G UFA 3 3
Ellis, Dan 30 NAS G UFA 1.75 2
Emery, Ray 27 PHI G UFA 1.5 1.5
Biron, Marty 31 NYI G UFA 1.4 1.4
Hiller, Jonas 28 ANA G UFA 1.3 1.3
Budaj, Peter 26 COL G UFA 1.25 1.25
Hedberg, Johan 37 ATL G UFA 1.087 1.175
Auld, Alex 29 DAL G UFA 1 1
Lalime, Patrick 35 BUF G UFA 1 1
Rinne, Pekka 27 NAS G UFA 0.725 0.725
Valiquette, Stephen 32 NYR G UFA 0.725 0.725
Leighton, Michael 29 CAR G UFA 0.6 0.6

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Based on who we have clearing out (excluding RFAs who may or may not be brought back), the lineup might be something like this..

(LW #1) - (C #1) - Kessel
Hagman - Grabovski - Blake
Stalberg - Bozak - (RW #3)
(LW #4) - (C #4) - Orr
(F #13)

Kaberle - Komisarek
Beauchemin - Schenn
Gunnarsson - (D #6)
Finger

(G #1)
(G #1B)  <-- probably a re-signed Gustavsson

Pending RFAs that the Leafs have to consider:
Kulemin, Mitchell, Hanson, White, Oreskovic, Gustavsson

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Are there any players above who might be bought out/traded? Are there any prospects (Kadri, Stefanovich, Hayes, Ryan) who might fill in some of these spots?

Look at it. Think it over. Speak and be heard.

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