Another week, another round of Maple Leafs speculation. Enjoy!

Is this the final season in Toronto for James van Riemsdyk, Tyler Bozak and Phil Kessel?

Is this the final season in Toronto for James van Riemsdyk, Tyler Bozak and Phil Kessel?

TORONTO STAR: Mark Zwolinski looks at what the Maple Leafs have left to play for over the remainder of this season, particularly several notable players. He feels Nazem Kadri either has a significant future with the Leafs or another slippery slope toward trade bait. Whether Phil Kessel remains a Leaf or is traded away, he has a lot to make up for following his poor second-half performance.  Zwolinski considers Tyler Bozak’s status as a core player has eroded to the point where he’s part of the problem and not of the solution. He considers James van Riemsdyk a big part of the Leafs rebuild. It remains to be seen what the future holds for Dion Phaneuf. Morgan Rielly will also be a key part of the Leafs’ rebuild. David Booth’s hard work could earn him a contract in Toronto or elsewhere. Zach Sill is angling for a fourth-line job with the Leafs next season. Roman Polak and Stephane Robidas are both on the books for $3 millon-plus next season unless they’re dealt in the offseason.

SPECTOR’S NOTE: The status of Kadri, Kessel, Phaneuf and Bozak will remain hot topics of discussion in Leafs Nation from now until the summer. By mid-July we should know for certain if they’ll continue to have futures in Toronto or not. Rielly definitely has a future with the Leafs and isn’t going anywhere. I believe van Riemsdyk and Kadri will also play a key part in the Leafs rebuild. I could see the Leafs bringing back Booth and Sill for another season. Polak has trade value, Robidas does not.