As a Leafs fan, I'm starting to become aware of how poor of a shape our team is in. I think Carlyle is a great coach, but we don't have the right players to compete within his style.
Only players with the Leafs that I think can adjust to his system and play a good role with the team are...
Gardiner* With the Marlies, trying to get into game shape
Kostka (#6/7 man)
In my honest opinion, I think a true rebuild should begin and everyone else should be moved.
It's quite sad/funny that in that group that you posted (which I agree with, but would add Grabovski) I see no top line wingers (JVR has the potential, Lupul I'd say is more of a 2nd line winger as he has been throughout his career,) a weak centre core consisting of decent 2nd line centres (although Kadri could surprise) and funniest of all, I see 1, maybe 2, top 6 defenceman (depending how you see Komi's future role with the team/his play)
My bad! I thought Lewis was at least 28 or older. And those who have watched Ebbett play closely know that he plays younger than he actually is. Much younger!
Ebbett plays like a ten year old, is that what you mean?
Canucks have serious issues remaining this season and relief may not arrive in time. Inm the event of a smoking crater type season, the Canucks might move a few guys. They'd be the same guys they want to move now, except they'll be more costly to aquire at the deadline.
Weiss (nm. would probably take at least a 1st in '13, that could do it)
pretty much everyone except fleischmann, versteeg, huberdeau, goc, campbell, gudbranson, kulikov (could be had but would take a lot, at the deadline i doubt teams would do it), along with bjugstad, and markstrom obviously. anyone else could potentially be had for the right price.
Dallas could easily be a team looking to sell at the deadline. Jagr, Morrow, Ryder, all players who will be UFA's at the end of the year and if Dallas is out of a playoff spot those players could help some teams in need for that extra push.
If the Wild aren't looking like they'll be making the playoffs come deadline, they'll be sellers. We have a number of prospects looking to jump into the lineup but no spots to give them. I could easily see these players being on the block: