For Leaf fans, it’s been a long off-season, stretching back to mid-April or thereabouts. So it comes not a moment too soon that the 2011-’12 NHL season gets underway on Thursday.
(The roster moves made by the Leafs on Monday have given me pause for thought, and I all comment later in the week. I couldn't help but notice, on the heels of my post on the weekend about Gardiner and whether he would stay or go, that Aulie drew the short stick for now.)
Those who visit here regularly know that I don't take to make predictions, but I know they are fun for many people. So, if you’d like to dip your toe in the water publicly here, on this site, by all means leave a comment.
Perhaps you can provide your views as to, for example:
- Will the Leafs make the playoffs in the Eastern Conference?
- If you think they’ll make it, how many playoff rounds do they last?
- Who will lead the team in points?
- Who will be the number-one goalie at the end of the regular season?
- Who will be the team’s MVP?
- Who will be our true “All-Star”, Grabovski or Kessel (or someone else)?
- Leaf rookie-of-the-year?
- Surprise Leaf prediction (like Reimer, Brent, MacArthur and Aulie last season)?
- Who wins the West?
- Cup winner?