There may be no better chance to see some of your favourite NHL team’s best prospects than at the World Junior Championships. While much of the focus this year centered around 17-year-old phenom Rasmus Dahlin and a lack of attendance, it was an opportunity to evaluate the progress of some prospects that are already drafted.
The Toronto Maple Leafs are a team that is looking to improve on a surprising season. However, the way fans saw them improving on the day they were eliminated from the playoffs is different than how they see it now. Back then, it was just relying on the Leafs’ young players getting better. Now it’s
As the Toronto Maple Leafs’ AHL affiliate, the Toronto Marlies, head into the 2017-18 season, they will be presenting one of the deepest and most impressive lineups in the AHL. The Marlies will boast a mix of savvy veterans and young talented depth prospects. After defeating the Albany Devils 3-1 in the first round, the
Kasperi Kapanen has quickly become a fan favourite in Toronto, playing for both the Marlies and the Maple Leafs. While he was very successful in the AHL, he hasn’t been given much of an opportunity to produce at the NHL level. He was drafted in 2014 by the Pittsburgh Penguins, the same year his close
The Toronto Maple Leafs have signed their first-round draft pick Timothy Liljegren to a three year, entry-level contract worth $925,000 annually at the NHL level, or $70,000 annually in the AHL. The deal also includes player bonuses worth a maximum of $400,000. The Swede couldn’t be more pleased, and even took to twitter to announce his
The Toronto Maple Leafs have a problem. However, it’s a problem that most teams would like to have. They just have too many players, specifically on the wings. So what do they do? Well, let’s look at the depth they have on the big club first. At left wing, they have James van Riemsdyk, Leo