After watching the Maple Leafs all season long I realized that this team has zero finnish.
What I mean by this is the Leafs get tons of scoring chances per game but have alot of problems cashing in on them. Whether its missed opportunitys by hitting posts, missing the net, or just shooting the puck into the goalies crest the leafs seem to find away to not score when the game is on the line.
Going through the roster you have two players on this years leafs team that can score goals. Sundin and Antropov are the only players on this years team that have any kind of scoring touch around the net. This simply is not good enough when the rest of the team plays like 3rd and 4th liners.
The Leafs need another top 6 forward and last years pickup of Jason Blake was a glorified 3rd liner. I am not sure what the future holds for this franchise but flopping to get a draft pick is obviously never going to be in their cards.
If the Leafs would have split goaltending duties with Toskala and Raycroft that would have positioned the team very nicely for the Stamkos draft.
This is one of the reason why I do not see the Leafs dynamiting the team after this season. Why wouldn't they do it now if they were to do such a thing. If the Leafs were to finnish bottom 5 preferably bottom 2 the chances of getting Stamkos would have been great.
They can play the marlies all year next season to try and get Tavaras but in all honestly they may have been able to obtain both of them if they would have put an end to this late season push by giving the Razor some games.