Yeah, it's still the middle of August, but we're getting close enough to the start of the pre-season that I figured our conversations would be more relevant to the upcoming season than to the past season. Continued from here. Congratulations again to the Stanley Cup Champions Boston Bruins. I'm really looking forward to this season. My Leafs made some really good moves since last season ended, and I expect the Leafs to make the playoffs this year. Last season I hoped that they would.....this season I actually expect it. I think that Ron Wilson will be on a short leash.....if the team doesn't get off to a respectable start, I think Burke will finally have to fire his ass. I'm sure cuestakid will be happy if that were to happen. I really hope that Tim Connolly is the center we've been looking for to work with Kessel. If they can develop some chemistry, I think Kessel will score 50+. Our defence looks very impressive with the additions of Franson and Liles, and with Matt Lashoff's music playing in the dressing room.....look out! The key to our success is James Reimer. Optimus Reim needs to continue to play as well as he did last season. The entire team played with more confidence when he was in nets. I find it really interesting that the Leafs roster is almost all Canadian and American. As of today, there's only four non-North Americans on the roster- 2 forwards, 1 defence, 1 goalie. I guess Burke's team is coming together...... Today, the Research, Development and Orientation Camp begins in Toronto. The point is to test out some possible rules changes to see how they would look. I really hope that they finally go for no-touch icing.....I think it's such an unnecessarily dangerous play when two players are skating hard to the corner to touch the puck. Besides that.....maybe they'll get rid of the shootout? Anyway......here's to an exciting season......go Leafs go! And go Jets!