Young Guns: Updating Maple Leafs Prospects

June 20th, 2010 by Ezra Strauss Leave a reply »
With a youth revolution encasing the whole Toronto Maple Leafs organization, it's only fitting they at least have a successful, young crop of prospects ready to challenge for roster spots. This slide show will focus more on the players who haven't played a game in the NHL/AHL so far, and will therefore exclude young players like Gunnarsson, Schenn, Stalberg, Hanson, Bozak, and Aulie. Take into account that these players are young, still maturing, and have tons of potential to grow into. Come June 25/26, many of these names might be switching teams as well. With all the wonderful trade "rumors" being tossed around, any one of these prospects could be packaged with other players to bring in bigger fish. 2009 DRAFT Toronto Maple Leafs • 1 (7) Nazem Kadri, C, London (OHL). • 2 (50) Kenny Ryan, F, U.S. under-18 (USDP). • 2 (58) Jesse Blacker, D, Windsor (OHL). • 3 (68) Jamie Devane, F, Plymouth (OHL). • 5 (128) Eric Knodel, D, Philadelphia Jr. Flyers (U.S. Major AAA). • 6 (158) Jerry D’Amigo, RW, U.S. under-18 (USDP). • 7 (188) Barron Smith, D, Peterborough (OHL). Here's a great cliché. Sometimes the best deals are the ones you nev ...

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