Camping out with the Maple Leafs

TERRY KOSHAN -- Toronto Sun

, Last Updated: 9:21 AM ET

FORWARDS

Mats Sundin

Captain says all is good after a year away from the game. He'll have benefit of talented linemates, but who?

Last season: Did not play

Destined for: Maple Leafs

Jason Allison

Health issues aside, question will be whether he or Lindros is on top line, likely at wing. Early rust should be expected.

Last season: Did not play

Destined for: Maple Leafs

Eric Lindros

Years of courting Leafs finally pay off at age 32. Realizes he will be lightning rod for Leafs' fortunes or misfortunes.

Last season: Did not play

Destined for: Maple Leafs

Jeff O'Neill

Hoping for rebound in career in wake of older brother's death. Solidifies depth up front.

Last season: Did not play

Destined for: Maple Leafs

Tie Domi

Mr. Maple Leaf has just enough time to suit up for his favourite NHL club. Needs one goal for 100 in his career.

Last season: Did not play

Destined for: Maple Leafs

Darcy Tucker

Has 30 goals in mind after never getting past 24 in one season. Will get greater chance given thin forward group.

Last season: Did not play

Destined for: Maple Leafs

Chad Kilger

One holdover of Leafs' acquisitions late in 2003-04 season. Projections as a possible second-liner are scary.

Last season: Did not play

Destined for: Maple Leafs

Nik Antropov

Is this the year he finally justifies the Leafs' taking him 10th overall in 1998?Development should no longer be an issue.

Last season: 4-15-19 in 26 GP with Lokomotiv Yaroslavl (Russia)

Destined for: Maple Leafs

Alexei Ponikarovsky

Made in-roads in NHL prior to lockout. Third- or fourth-line duty beckons.

Last season: 1-5-6 in 19 GP with Khimim Moscow Region (Russia)

Destined for: Maple Leafs

Matt Stajan

Struggled initially in minors after fine rookie year with Leafs. Up to him where he plays with Leafs this season.

Last season: 23-43-66 in 80 GP for St. John's (AHL)

Destined for: Maple Leafs

Clarke Wilm

Could be destined for fourth-line duty with Leafs. Five games shy of 400 in his NHL career.

Last season: 11-16-27 in 69 GP for St. John's (AHL)

Destined for: Maple Leafs or Marlies

Mariusz Czerkawski

Veteran sniper expected to help fill scoring void on the wing. Likely will play on one of the top two lines and the power play

Last season: 15-9-24 in 46 GP for Djurgarden (Sweden)

Destined for: Maple Leafs

Steve Thomas

Has accepted an invitation to camp for a possible third stint with the Leafs. Could wind up skating on the top line or being sent packing.

Last season: Did not play

Destined for: Maple Leafs or released

Kyle Wellwood

Explosive dynamo could benefit in new-look NHL with obstruction crackdown. Fourth in AHL in goals and points.

Last season: 38-49-87 in 80 GP for St. John's (AHL)

Destined for: Marlies or Maple Leafs

Nathan Perrott

With Domi and Belak on board, difficult to see where he will fit in. Was trying to get away from two-way contract.

Last season: 16-12-28 in 60 GP for St. John's (AHL)

Destined for: Leafs or Marlies

Brad Leeb

Has had a few NHL cups of coffee with Canucks and Leafs. Can score at the minor-league level.

Last season: 16-13-29 in 48 GP for St. John's (AHL)

Destined for: Marlies

Ben Ondrus

Solid career in minors is in the offing. Had two 30-goal seasons with Swift Current (WHL).

Last season: 7-11-18 in 78 GP for St. John's (AHL)

Destined for: Marlies

Kris Newbury

Has not continued prowess that included 104-point season with Sarnia (OHL)in 2001-02. Doesn't mind rough stuff.

Last season: 4-9-13 in 55 GP for St. John's (AHL)

Destined for: Marlies

Johnny Pohl

Minor-leaguer, 26, spent past three seasons in Worcester. Acquired from St. Louis late last month.

Last season: 3-6-9 in 13 GP for Worcester (AHL)

Destined for: Marlies

Scott May

Seventh-round pick in 2002 trying to get foothold in AHL. Had good career at Ohio State that ended in 2004.

Last season:14-14-28 in 29 GP for Pensacola (ECHL)

Destined for: Marlies or Pensacola

John Mitchell

Ready to make step to minors after solid junior career. Waterloo native is mindful defensively as well.

Last season: 25-50-75 in 63 GP for Plymouth (OHL)

Destined for:Marlies

Jeremy Williams

Former 50-goal scorer in junior will get more apprenticing in AHL after nice rookie season. May make it one day.

Last season: 16-20-36 in 75 GP for St. John's (AHL)

Destined for: Marlies

Robb Palahnuk

Was loaned to San Antonio of AHL late last season and had brief spell with Pensacola of ECHL.

Last season: 0-1-1 in 44 GP for St. John's (AHL)

Destined for: Pensacola or Marlies

Robert Earl

Continued to blossom as sophomore at Wisconsin last season. Sixth-rounder in 2004.

Last season: 20-24-44 in 41 GP f or Wisconsin (NCAA)

Destined for: Wisconsin

Roman Kukumberg

Organization likes what it sees. At 25, Slovak should be ready for North America.

Last season: 10-11-21 in 55 GP for Nizhnekamsk (Russia)

Destined for: ?????

Alexander Shinkar

Eighth-rounder broke out in Russia last year. Destined North American debut?

Last season:17-13-30 in 57 GP for St. Petersburg (Russia)

Destined for: ?????

Alexander Steen

Future is a good one, but he might be best-served with year in minors. Few 21-year-olds are smarter on the ice.

Last season: 9-8-17 in 50 GP for MoDo (Sweden)

Destined for: Marlies

Petr Tenkrat

Has 113 NHL games under his belt with Anaheim and Nashville. Claimed in 2003 waiver draft by Toronto.

Last season: 18-20-38 in 53 GP for Karpat (Finland)

Destined for: ?????

DEFENCE

Wade Belak

Coach Pat Quinn is planning to leave Belak on the blue line, though he can play the wing if needed.

Last season: 3-5-8 in 20 GP for Coventry (England)

Destined for: Maple Leafs

Alex Khavanov

Signed as a free agent from St. Louis. Had career highs of eight goals and 33 points in 2002-03.

Last season: 0-0-0 in 3 GP for St. Petersburg (Russia)

Destined for: Maple Leafs

Brendan Bell

Has grasped nuances of offensive game in two years in minors but has to improve greatly in own end.

Last season: 6-25-31 in 76 GP for St. John's (AHL)

Destined for: Marlies

Jay Harrison

Remains on learning curve after three full seasons in minors. Size is not an issue, but decision-making is.

Last season: 0-4-4 in 60 GP for St. John's (AHL)

Destined for: Marlies

Aki Berg

Will never live up to being taken third overall by Kings in 1995, but is serviceable on most nights.

Last season: 6-14-20 in 47 GP for Timra IK (Sweden)

Destined for: Maple Leafs

Carlo Colaiacovo

Will he or won't he?We don't want to say it's a make-or-break camp, but it's close.

Last season: 4-20-24 in 49 GP for St. John's (AHL)

Destined for: Maple Leafs or Marlies

Dominic D'Amour

Split time between St. John's and Pensacola (ECHL) last season. Should be ready for job with the Marlies.

Last season: 1-1-2 in 26 GP for St. John's (AHL)

Destined for: Marlies

Tomas Kaberle

Re-discovered scoring touch at home after struggling two years ago. Should benefit if game is opened up.

Last season: 8-31-39 in 49 GP for Rabat Kladno (Czech. Rep.)

Destined for: Maple Leafs

Ken Klee

Has been mentioned in trade rumours since new CBA was ratified. Solid performer is what Leafs need.

Last season: Did not play

Destined for: Maple Leafs

Bryan McCabe

Will be interesting to see how his adjustment to rule changes unfold. Days of the can-opener are over.

Last season: 1-0-1 in 10 GP for HV71 Jonkoping (Sweden)

Destined for: Maple Leafs

Marc Moro

Marlies captain sets a fine example on and off ice. With 30 NHLgames, could be called upon in emergency.

Last season: 2-6-8 in 78 GP for St. John's (AHL)

Destined for: Marlies

Ian White

Has offensive gifts but size (5-foot-10, 175 pounds) may restrict him from NHL. Sixth-rounder in 2002.

Last season: 4-22-26 in 78 GP for St. John's (AHL)

Destined for: Marlies

Andy Wozniewski

Free-agent signee has size and mobility to make an impact if he gets full-time job with Marlies.

Last season: 1-4-5 in 28 GP for St. John's (AHL)

Destined for: Marlies

David Turon

Could be ready to make jump to Marlies after putting in time in ECHL. Fourth-round choice in 2002.

Last season: 3-9-12 in 50 GP for Pensacola (ECHL)

Destined for: Marlies

John Doherty

Long-term project left college last season for brief spell in USHL. Second-rounder in 2003.

Last season: 9-7-16 in 39 GP for Des Moines (USHL)

Destined for: Ineligible to play (college transfer)

Dmitri Vorobiev

A top performer for Russia at world junior last winter. Defensively sound, picked in fifth round in 2004.

Last season: 2-6-8 in 53 GP for Togliatti (Russia)

Destined for: ?????

Staffan Kronvall

Some feel he could be the one to step into open spot on blue line with Karel Pilar's absence. Big man who moves well.

Last season:1-4-5 in 35 GP for Djurgarden (Sweden)

Destined for: Maple Leafs or Marlies

Bryan Marchment

Invited to camp without a contract. Veteran leader feels he still has something to offer the Leafs.

Last season: Did not play

Destined for: Maple Leafs or released

Brad Brown

A onetime captain of the Minnesota Wild, 29-year-old veteran is known for his size (6-foot-4, 220) and intimidating style.

Last season: Did not play

Destined for: Maple Leafs

GOALTENDERS

Ed Belfour

Claims to be best shape in recent years. Wants to play 60 games but health issues likely will be a factor.

Last season: Did not play

Destined for: Maple Leafs

Mikael Tellqvist

Anything less than backup role would be big disappointment. Hasn't been bad in brief looks with Leafs.

Last season: 24-16-4 in 45 GPfor St. John's (AHL)

Destined for: Maple Leafs or Marlies

J-S Aubin

Earned a true shot after signing last November. NHLexperience with Penguins could give him edge over Tellqvist.

Last season: 12-9-0 in 23 GPfor St. John's (AHL)

Destined for: Maple Leafs or Marlies

J.F. Racine

Third-rounder in 2000 draft unlikely to rise above minors. Also played 19 games for Memphis (CHL)last season.

Last season: 10-4-0 in 17 GP for St. John's (AHL)

Destined for: Marlies

Todd Ford

Strong season in Florida year ago puts him in good stead for Marlies. Third-round choice in 2002.

Last season: 19-6-0 in 28 GP for Pensacola (ECHL)

Destined for: Marlies or Pensacola

Justin Pogge

Looking for stability after trade to Calgary from Prince George last season. Third-round pick in 2004.

Last season: 24-21-5 in 53 GP for Calgary (WHL)

Destined for: Calgary (WHL)


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