I have been waiting for someone to take a stab at what the leafs lineup looks like as of now…and Globesports has done just that….I am adding in the players age, which I think is pretty important:
Jason Blake 35 ($4-million), Mikhail Grabovski 25 (unsigned), Nik Antropov 29 ($2.05-million).
Alex Steen 25 ($1.7-million), Matt Stajan 25 (unsigned), Nikolai Kumelin 22 ($1.49-million).
Jiri Tlusty 21 ($855,000), Mark Bell 28 ($2.167-million), Alex Ponikarovsky 29 ($2.11-million).
Nik Hagman 29 ($3-million), Dominic Moore 28 ($900,000), Jamal Mayers 34 ($1.33-million).
Tomas Kaberle 31 ($4.25-million), Pavel Kubina 32 ($5-million).
Jeff Finger 29 ($3.5-million), Anton Stralman 22 ($737,700).
Carlo Colaiacovo 28 ($1.28-million), Jonas Frogren 29(unsigned).
Vesa Toskala 32 ($4-million), Curtis Joseph 42 ($700,000).
F Boyd Devereaux 31 ($575,000), F John Mitchell 24($475,000), D Ian White 25 ($850,000), D Staffan Kronwall 26 ($487,500), D Bryan McCabe 34 ($5.75-million)
Total over 48m, leaving some room to get to 56. The nice thing is that the core is much younger then it has been in years.