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Leafs.commentators Regular Season Predictions

by Staff Writer / Toronto Maple Leafs
We thought it would be fun to get the Leafs experts to look inside their own personal crystal balls and predict a few things before the 2002-03 season gets underway. Be sure we'll remind them of their picks when the season done.


JOE BOWEN, the voice of the Maple Leafs

Stanley Cup Finalists: Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Colorado Avalanche

The Leafs will finish ... : 2nd behind Philadelphia in the Eastern Conference

The Hart Trophy winner will be ... : Peter Forsberg, Colorado

The Vezina Trophy winner will be ... : Patrick Roy, Colorado

Biggest surprise in Leafland will be ... : Alyn McCauley will blossom into a star offensive player scoring 25 to 30 goals and totaling 70-75 points.



BRIAN DUFF, Leafs TV host

Stanley Cup Finalists: New Jersey Devils vs. Colorado Avalanche

The Leafs will finish ... : 5th in the Eastern Conference

The Hart Trophy winner will be ... : Peter Forsberg, Colorado

The Vezina Trophy winner will be ... : Nikolai Khabibulin, Tampa Bay

Biggest surprise in Leafland will be ... : Tomas Kaberle scoring 20 goals on just 90 shots, putting him in the top 5 in the league for shooting percentage.



BOB HARWOOD, Leafs TV reporter

Stanley Cup Finalists: Philadelphia vs. Colorado Avalanche

The Leafs will finish ... : 4th in the Eastern Conference

The Hart Trophy winner will be ... : Jaromir Jagr, Washington

The Vezina Trophy winner will be ... : Patrick Roy, Colorado

Biggest surprise in Leafland will be ... : Defenceman Robert Svehla will score 20 goals while Alyn McCauley will score 25.



JOHN IABONI, editor of Leafs Insider Magazine

Stanley Cup Finalists: Toronto vs. San Jose

The Leafs will finish ... : 2nd in the Eastern Conference

The Hart Trophy winner will be ... : Jaromir Jagr, Washington

The Vezina Trophy winner will be ... : Jose Theodore, Montreal

Biggest surprise in Leafland will be ... : Bryan McCabe will become the first Leafs defenceman since Borje Salming in 1979-80 to make the NHL All-Star Team.



JOHN McCAULEY, Mapleleafs.com writer

Stanley Cup Finalists: Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Detroit Red Wings

The Leafs will finish ... : 3rd in the Eastern Conference

The Hart Trophy winner will be ... : Mario Lemieux, Pittsburgh

The Vezina Trophy winner will be ... : Martin Brodeur, New Jersey

Biggest surprise in Leafland will be ... : Jonas Hoglund and Robert Reichel will account for 50-plus goals playing together as a tandem.



SHANE O'NEIL, Leafs TV producer

Stanley Cup Finalists: New York Rangers vs. Colorado Avalanche

The Leafs will finish ... : 3rd in Eastern Conference (Northeast Division winner)

The Hart Trophy winner will be ... : Peter Forsberg, Colorado

The Vezina Trophy winner will be ... : Martin Brodeur, New Jersey

Biggest surprise in Leafland will be ... : Shayne Corson will cut off his hair
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