It is simple, the Toronto Maple Leafs need to get more physical to help this team compete in the National Hockey League. The 2011/12 season is over the Toronto Maple Leafs, but the hard work has just begun for the President of General Manger of the Maple Leafs Brian Burke, as he is on the search for players that can help next year.
The Maple Leafs do have a good young squad, but this team lacks a number of aspects that makes them not match up to the upper echelon of the NHL. First off, this team needs a dominant scorer, a quality goalie and veteran leadership to balance out all the youthfulness on the Maple Leafs.
But more specifically the Maple Leafs needs to get more physical.
Some of the options out there who are UFA’s this summer are; Zach Parise, though he is the most sought after free agents this off-season. Players like Ryan Smyth, Shane Doan, Dustin Penner or Alex Kotalik could be individuals that Brian Burke could be looking at.
Possibly Daymond Langkow from the Phoenix Coyotes, a veteran who is physical and can still manage 50+ points a season, along with a ton of playoff experience.
More personally I certainly hope the Maple Leafs and Brian Burke are much more active this off-season then they where lead up to the NHL trade deadline. If the City of Toronto wants NHL playoffs, then Brian Burke needs to be a busy General Manager. I think this team need a better offensive fore-check and be able to intimidate the opponent through their physical play better.
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