Though we’ve endured a pretty boring free agency period so far, it looks like we may still be treated to some substantial roster movement in the next few weeks. Some have said that once the big pieces like Parise and Suter are locked up, we could see the trade market spike, but for now we’re in a dead zone. Because of this, as Leafs fans, it’s hard not to feel as if we’re looking at opening night’s roster. Not the case.
In Burke’s interview with Bob McCown on The FAN, posted by our own Declan Kerin, the Leafs’ GM was asked if this roster, for the most part, is the one that he’ll go to battle with in October. Burke said the possibility of that is remote, and he still has a lot of work to do. He seems focused on addressing the situation at center, but whether the goaltending gets sorted out is obviously in the air. Either way, I think we could be looking at another top six shakeup up front.