While many people expected a host of major changes in Toronto during the offseason, Maple Leafs fans will basically be cheering for the same group of players in 2014-15. General manager Dave Nonis’ biggest offseason score was defenseman Stephane Robidas, who will bring a measure of stability to a defensive contingent that gave up 256 goals last year. Contrary to last season when head coach Randy Carlyle was alternating between Jonathan Bernier and James Reimer in goal, Bernier will be the uncontested starter come October after setting multiple personal highs in 2013-14. The Leafs can also count on multiple scoring threats up front, including Phil Kessel, James Van Riemsdyk, Nazem Kadri and Joffrey Lupul.
Stephane Robidas (D), Roman Polak (D), Leo Komarov (LW), David Booth (LW)
Dave Bolland (C), Carl Gunnarsson (D), Mason Raymond (LW), Tim Gleason (D)
38-36-8, 84 PTS
12th in the Eastern Conference
Phil Kessel (82 GP, 37 G, 43 A, 80 PTS)
James Van Riemsdyk (80 GP, 30 G, 31 A, 61 PTS)
Nazem Kadri (78 GP, 20 G, 30 A, 50 PTS)