Question Period - Leafs Edition
*Inspired by Eric Engels’ format over at HockeyBuzz. Great stuff.*
Ten questions as you soak in another disappointing overtime loss, this time against the Tampa Bay Lightning. If there’s anyone to blame, it’s that bitch known as Lady Luck.
1) Is Jonas Gustavsson now in sole possession of the starting role in Toronto? How many games will he start this season?
2) Do you think Vesa Toskala will be shipped by the Trade Deadline? Will he have any value by then?
3) Do you think Phil Kessel should stay on a line with Matt Stajan and Jason Blake, or should Ron Wilson try to surround him with different players?
4) How many goals will Kessel pot this season?
5) Have you been impressed with Mike Komisarek’s defensive game of late? Or do you think some improvement is still in order?
6) Which players need to step up in terms of overall performance?
7) Do you think Jiri Tlusty should be given another shot on the Leafs, or should he stay with the Toronto Marlies?
8 ) What about Victor Stalberg? Is it time to recall the “Swedish Rocket”?
9) Do you think Brian Burke needs to make a trade to shake-up the team? Does the offence or defense need upgrading?
10) Will the Leafs make the playoffs?
11) On a scale of 1 to 10, how epic fail is the nickname “The Goose” for Gustavsson?