Blogger's Breakouts: Toronto Maple Leafs

Maple Leafs

Our guest today, Sean McIndoe, is one massive Leaf fan.  It's amazing that he can keep his spirits up after all these years of heartache.  But he does and he managed to produce some damn funny hockey related blogging for his site Down Goes Brown and the National Post.  That's right, he's so good you can even read him NOT on a computer screen.  You should definitely check out his post on "Tips for dominating your fantasy hockey draft"

We asked Sean eight fantasy relevant questions. He may be the king of funny of hockey bloggers but he gets a little bitter... he's a Leaf fan so we'll let it go.  Follow the jump to read his answers...

To see the rest of our Blogger's Breakouts click here for the main page.


Q1) Leafs Breakout of the Year?

Bozak Tyler Bozak and Nikolai Kulemin could both put up decent numbers. Bozak put up solid numbers in a half season last year and will enter the season as the #1 center. Kulemin should also get time on the top line (along with Phil Kessel) and started to show flashes of his offensive potential towards the end of the year.

Q2) Darkhorse Breakout on the Leafs?

Nobody had even heard of Carl Gunnarsson this time last year, and not many people outside of Toronto know him now. With all the big names and big salaries on the Leafs blueline it would seem But he's a good bet to make the team as a fifth or sixth defenceman and should get some second unit PP minutes. If guys get hurt and/or Kaberle is traded, he could be a very late round pick or waiver wire guy who puts up decent numbers..

Q3) Breakdown on the Leafs?

This one's a pretty easy one: Tomas Kaberle. He put up decent numbers last year, but that was largely based on a hot start. He was invisible in the second half, and this year he's going to be dealing with the distraction of trade talk all year long. Let somebody else draft him based on last year's stats.

Q4) League-Wide Breakout of the Year?

I'm with you guys on Tuukka Rask -- I think he puts up stud numbers all year. Man. Why can't the Leafs ever draft a guy like that?

Q5) Your First Five Fantasy Picks?

Ovechkin, Crosby, Malkin, Getzlaf, Thornton.

Rask Q6) Value for Money Fantasy Goalie?

Let's go with Rask again. He's the guy I'm targetting in my draft.

Q7) Taylor or Tyler?

Very funny. Screw you.

Q8) Who is Going to Win the Stanley Cup.

Caps over Sharks.

BONUS) Which stings more: Rask for Raycroft or Seguin (and more) for Kessel?

Seriously, screw you.

Thanks to Sean.  Even though it may seem like he's bitter he's one of the nicest bloggers we've had the pleasure of meeting.  We're sure you're already checking out Down Goes Brown so there's really no point to tell you to go and visit.

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