9. MAPLE LEAFS
Toronto is fortunate to have elite goalie Curtis Joseph (.911 save percentage), who covers up some of its defensive weaknesses. The Leafs need a power-play quarterback and more consistency from their top players, like Mats Sundin and Sergei Berezin.
Having the two best players in the world—Mario Lemieux and Jaromir Jagr—makes Pittsburgh a threat. G.M. Craig Patrick must add another defenseman and a physical forward who can chip in offensively, plus shore up the goaltending, for the Penguins to be a contender.