Toronto Maple Leafs: Latest News and Lockout Notes on Marlies and Top Prospects

December 3rd, 2012 by Nicholas Goss Leave a reply »
As the NHL lockout continues, fans of the Toronto Maple Leafs can take comfort in the fact that many of their team's top minor and junior hockey league prospects are playing well during the work stoppage.

The lockout has given many of the Leafs' best young players an opportunity to impress general manager Brian Burke so they can be considered for the opening day NHL roster if the 2012-13 season is not lost.

Let's take a look at the recent progress made by the Toronto Marlies and the Leafs' top prospects playing in the minor and junior leagues.



Toronto Marlies

The Marlies are 12-8-1 this season, which is a very respectable record after the team started the year with three wins in its first eight games.

Toronto is in second place in the North Division and has the third-most points in the Western Conference. The team has played very well of late, with three straight wins and six victories in the last 10 games. The Marlies have scored an average of four goals per game during their current winning streak.

With six of the Marlies' next 10 games at home, December is the perfect ...

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