Tyler Bozak or Stephen Weiss? James Reimer or Jonathan Bernier? What’s Nazem Kadri worth? Should Clarke MacArthur return? What about extending Phil Kessel and Dion Phaneuf? Maple Leafs general manager Dave Nonis is the first to admit there are plenty of questions surrounding the franchise, but he expects the answers to start sorting themselves out. “We’re going to look to upgrade at every position,” said Nonis, in Boston for a meeting of NHL GMs. “That’s not to say we’re unhappy with the people we have. It’s incumbent upon every team to look at what’s available. If there’s an ability to improve, you look to do it.” Here are the issues Nonis must tackle:

TYLER BOZAK

He’ll be an unrestricted free agent starting July 5. The speculation is he’s after $5.5 million a year, while it’s believed the Maple Leafs are hoping he comes in at $3.5 million a year. Nonis did not deal with those numbers directly. Rumour has it the Leafs will target Stephen Weiss of the Florida Panthers as a backup plan. If that’s a pressure tactic, it’s an odd one since Bozak and Weiss use the same agency, Newport Sports.

NAZEM KADRI

He’s a restricted free agent who’ll be looking for a raise from his entry-level contract, which came with a cap hit of $1.7 million.

NONIS ON BOZAK/KADRI

“How good do you think they are? Is there room for improvement? That will dictate how much money you’re going to be willing to pay them. The term is: how long are they going to keep it at that level?”

CAP ISSUES

The NHL salary cap drops to $64 million next year. Some players who think they should get raises will get squeezed. “The issue of the cap coming down,” says Nonis, “I don’t think it can be overstated.”

JONATHAN BERNIER

The Leafs are reportedly among five teams kicking the tires on the Kings backup goalie. The smart money has Bernier going to the Flyers if they buy out Ilya Bryzgalov. Nonis did not deny interest. “Our goaltending was solid last year,” said Nonis. “Reimer did a very good job. Ben (Scrivens) did a good job early and in relief. It’s not a situation where we feel compelled to do something, but if there’s an opportunity to improve we’ll look to do it.” Translation? The Leafs won’t get into a bidding war for Bernier.

CLARKE MACARTHUR

Like Bozak, he’ll be an unrestricted free agent. Had a disappointing season, but played well in the playoffs in limited action. “Clarke (is) a player that fits,” said Nonis, “but it will be a function of money and what other opportunities are there for us. I would not rule out bringing Clarke back.”