It's become fairly well-recognized that the Leafs' cap situation coming out of this upcoming season, or the lockout, is pretty interesting. It looks like Burke's plan is to load up for what he refers to as the "running stage" of rebuilding. This is a little puzzling, however, considering this team has yet to break out of the corpse stage since he's been in Toronto. Nothing has gone to plan, but either way, it's pretty obvious to see he was penciling the summer of 2013 as his time to bring the Leafs to the next level and start actually competing seriously.
You've got some interesting free agents coming up, which I'm sure most readers are well aware of. Not all of them will make it there, but