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The Roster Crunch I've been hearing a lot about how our Toronto Maple Leafs don't have enough roster spots for all the NHL talent they possess. Among the forwards at least, it's almost true. This got me thinking about last summer when the Leafs signed players like P.A. Parenteau, Shawn Matthias and Mark Arcobello and I heard the same thing. So I decided to take a closer look to see who the 14 forwards would be to start opening night (23 man roster. 14F, 7D, 2G) The "definitely on the roster" guys: There are some players we are all comfortably sure will be on the roster opening night, barring some unforeseen circumstances. These include James Van Riemsdyk, Nazem Kadri, Leo Komarov, Tyler Bozak, Matt Martin, Auston Matthews, Brooks Laich, and William Nylander. That's a total of 9 forwards out of 14. The "need to pass through waivers" guys: These players are the ones you risk losing if you want them in the AHL. They are Colin Greening, Joffrey Lupul, Peter Holland, Josh Leivo, Milan