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Toronto Maple Leafs: Top 3 Reasons Why No. 4 Pick Mitch Marner Was a Good One

June 27th, 2015
Mitch Marner may not be a strapping 6'4", 225-pound centre. What he is, though, is a highly skilled forward who can play at centre or on the wing. Instantly, he becomes the most talented prospect in the Toronto Maple Leafs' stable of prospects. Granted, the Leafs didn't get either of the ...

NHL Draft Picks at No. 4 Who Could Play for the Maple Leafs in 2015-16

June 22nd, 2015
The Toronto Maple Leafs are in desperate need of better hockey players at all positions. With the possible exception of goaltender, the Leafs need more talented and hard-working players at every position. Dynamic defenders and strong, two-way centres who can score are the team's top priorities. The Leafs are so weak ...

Toronto Maple Leafs: Under-the-Radar Unrestricted Free Agents

June 9th, 2015
The Toronto Maple Leafs are undergoing a transformation. The club is clearly moving away from the Brian Burke and Dave Nonis era. An era that saw little success by attempting to build a roster that wouldn't shy away from physical play and where puck possession was not a priority. Under Brendan ...

Unrestricted Free Agents That Could Help the Toronto Maple Leafs in 2015-16

May 30th, 2015
While the Toronto Maple Leafs are likely to be two or three seasons away from returning to competitiveness, the club should still be interested in some younger, talented free agents. The crop of unrestricted free agents is not particularly strong in 2015, but there are some depth players who could improve ...

Toronto Maple Leafs: Players Who Should Flourish Under Mike Babcock

May 25th, 2015
Mike Babcock is sure to bring along his philosophies, tactics and methods with him to the Toronto Maple Leafs as the new head coach. The obvious concern is how all of this will mix with a roster that is decidedly at odds with much of what Babcock coaches. Babcock's teams have ...

NHL Draft 2015: A Look at the Toronto Maple Leafs’ Second Pick

May 15th, 2015
It's difficult to be excited about the Toronto Maple Leafs' immediate future given the number of issues with the present NHL roster. Yet with two first-round picks in the 2015 NHL draft, good selections should yield benefits in two or three seasons. The future should be brighter by early July, ...

Toronto Maple Leafs’ Current Goaltending Duo: Is It Good Enough?

May 12th, 2015
The Toronto Maple Leafs have areas of concern in the front office and on the current NHL roster, and the organization's depth at all positions needs improvement. One critical area that isn't discussed as much as the others is in goal. In Jonathan Bernier and James Reimer, the Leafs have two ...

NHL Draft 2015: Top Defenceman Prospects for Toronto Maple Leafs

May 12th, 2015
With the Toronto Maple Leafs still searching for a head coach and general manager, knowing what the team's plan will be heading into the NHL draft in June remains unclear. The team has organizational needs at all positions. But with the No. 4 pick, the team must address their greatest need, ...

Should the Toronto Maple Leafs Draft a Centre or a Defenceman?

May 8th, 2015
The Toronto Maple Leafs are not going to get the incomparable Connor McDavid at this year's NHL draft, but they are going to get a blue-chip prospect. The draftee may even contend for a roster spot in 2015. There are a number of excellent young prospects in this year's draft. In ...

3 Best Reasons the Toronto Maple Leafs Should Retain Jake Gardiner

May 1st, 2015
Toronto Maple Leafs defenceman Jake Gardiner is one of those rare players that fans usually either rally around or want to run out of town on the next train. Gardiner has tantalizing skill when he's at his best—or consistent brain cramps when he's at his worst. The former first-round pick of ...