Ryan Ain't No Unicorn

LONDON CANADA - SEPTEMBER 11: Kenny Ryan #68 of the Toronto Maple Leafs gets set to tip a shot at Alec Richards #38 of the Chicago Blackhawks in a game during the NHL Rookie Tournament on September 11,2010 at the John Labatt Centre in London Ontario Canada. The Leafs defeated the Hawks 6-3. (Photo by Claus Andersen/Getty Images)

Unfortunately the newest Leaf, Kenny Ryan, doesn't play center which means there's still work for Burke to do on that front and HA has their take on it.

Leafs Off Season: First Line Center Search - Hockey Analysis

 

The biggest hole in the Leafs lineup that GM Brian Burke has been trying to fill for a couple of summers now is the first line center role and that hole in the lineup still exists and needs to be addressed before the Leafs can be serious playoff contenders.  Tyler Bozak was given a chance and failed (though it was probably overly optimistic to expect him to be that level of player) and the hopes of getting a top center in a Kaberle trade also did not pan out (though Colborne is a fine center prospect and may be a quality center a few years from now).

Check out the study on who David Johnson thinks should be the Leafs guy to gun for.

More links after the jump.

Leafs: Offseason Update

ITB&WB recaps the latest Leafs news.

No Discipline For Horton or the Lightning

Somewhat hypocritical given the precedents here, but if we've learned anything it's that precedents carry no weight in the playoffs.

Weight's Retirement Signals Changing of U.S. Guard

Gone are the Weights and Modanos, in are the Keslers Parises.

Quiet Room Talk

The '15 minute rule'? A fallacy. Nice.

Average Draft Rankings

Puckin' Eh average all the draft rankings to see better who the Leafs might pick.

Leafs Fans Felt Cheated in 1993

But VLM wants us to give credit to Montreal too.

Vintage Leafs Has Tiger, Lanny, Benning and Much More Photogoodness

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