TLN Top 20 Leafs Prospects Midterm Rankings: #20 - #16

Justin Fisher
January 21 2014 06:06AM

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#20 - Dominic Toninato - C (Minnesota-Duluth, NCAA)

For those who say there aren't any top six potential forwards in the Leafs system, they have been ignoring the University of Minnesota Duluth. Toninato is the younger of the two Leafs prospects on the team, and is a lightning fast, smallish player that has proven he can put up points on the third line at decent clip for a freshman (4 goals, 5 assists in 17 games). 
 
While he is still a longshot and off the radar for many, those who value skill above grit have someone to look forward to despite the organizations goal of developing the deepest bottom six forward group in the league. Toninato’s drop in our rankings is largely due to increased excitement over the 2013 draft and not a decline in productivity. - Jon Steitzer
 

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TLN Top 20 Leafs Prospects Midterm Rankings: Honourable Mentions

Justin Fisher
January 20 2014 07:47AM

 

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In most cases, being an “honourable mention” is not much to be proud of. Not the case when it comes to our Top 20 Leafs Prospect Midterm Rankings - at least these guys all showed up on someone’s top twenty list! There’s a number of prospects who didn’t, and they brought great shame upon their families. Out of respect, we won’t publish those names.

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Introducing the TLN Top 20 Leafs Prospects: Midterm Rankings

Justin Fisher
January 19 2014 02:14PM

The Toronto Maple Leafs have played 50 games this season, which is a little more than half the schedule, which makes it still kind of appropriate for The Leafs Nation to release our TLN Top 20 Leafs Prospect Midterm Rankings.

We polled our writers - Cam, Steve, Jeff, Jim, John, Ryan, and yours truly - for their top prospects, threw them into a spreadsheet, worked some mathematical magic, and here we are… the twenty best prospects in the organization, several honourable mentions, and a handful of players who didn’t receive a single vote. Aww :’(

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LEAFS ROUNDTABLE: Life of Rie

Justin Fisher
December 07 2013 11:36AM

 

The TLN Roundtable is back! Every week, we'll pose a Leafs-related question to our writers, gather the various opinions, post the answers, and create internal tension and hatred amongst us. Then you, the reader, get to tell us how wrong we are in the comments!
 
This week's question...

Should Morgan Rielly be loaned to Canada's World Junior team?

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Team Canada World Junior camp roster announced

Justin Fisher
December 02 2013 12:46PM


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Hockey Canada announced just a short time ago their Junior Selection Camp Roster for the 2014 IIHF World Junior Championships, and there's a single, lonely Leafs prospect on that list. Frederik Gauthier will represent the Toronto Maple Leafs and the Rimouski Oceanic at Canada's selection camp, and is likely to compete in Malmo, Sweden.

As James Mirtle reports, Team Canada head coach Brent Sutter may already have Gauthier's named penned in the lineup...

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