Hope springs eternal during the summer months for all 30 teams in the NHL. The promise of a new season, providing a fresh start for all (provided the Collective Bargaining Agreement is extended), brings about optimism and enthusiasm for players and fans alike.

While it's always nice to be optimistic regarding the future prospects of one's favorite team, it's important to remain level-headed, lest reality come crashing down once the puck drops.

That said, here are 10 players plying their trade within the Toronto Maple Leafs organization, at all levels, that fans shouldn't get their hopes up about regarding their future contributions.