#AfterAuston: Analyzing the 2016 Entry Draft Goalie Class

Ryan Hobart
June 07 2016 01:57PM

This draft season brings a lot of questions for the Maple Leafs. With 12 draft selections at their disposal currently, and the potential to add more, there are a plethora of options for them at this draft.

It's widely noted that one of the organization's biggest areas of weakness is goaltending, both in terms of roster positions and in prospect depth. Our own Ryan Fancey wrote this piece on Carter Hart last week, and I thought it would be best to go a little deeper into the potential goaltender draftees. Scouring the CHL, Europe, Russia, and College hockey leagues, I've come up with several names that the Leafs might look at to bolster their prospect depth at goaltender.

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#AfterAuston: Brett Howden

Jess Pincente
June 07 2016 10:00AM

Toronto's prospect pool has become quite impressive over the past few years.  With names like William Nylander and Mitch Marner comes great excitement, and the excitement will continue this year with the drafting of a young, franchise player.  And no, I'm not talking about you, Patrick Laine (hence the #AfterAuston hashtag).

Though hockey fans typically enjoy forwards of the flashier variety, for pure entertainment sake, two-way and defensive-minded forwards are crucial to the successful functioning of a good team.  

In our next #AfterAuston profile, we will examine a player whose skill set, size and style of play allows him to do exactly that. Today, we will be profiling Brett Howden, centre for the WHL's Moose Jaw Warriors.

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The Toronto Marlies Should Give TJ Brennan A Hard Decision

Jeff Veillette
June 07 2016 07:00AM

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According to a report from the Toronto Sun's Lance Hornby, Toronto Marlies defenceman TJ Brennan has been offered a contract by a mystery team in the Kontinental Hockey League for next season. Hearing such news isn't incredibly shocking, given his success, but it's still something that the team will have to address in some way, shape, or form.

It's generally accepted that competing with the KHL's big chequebooks for "AAAA Talent" is a losing battle. But it doesn't have to be if the team does it properly.

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#AfterAuston: Dillon Dube

Shawn Reis
June 06 2016 03:56PM

Today we profile 5"10' Kelowna Rockets C/W Dillon Dube, a player skilled both offensively and defensively.  Likelier to be drafted in the second round than the first, let's take a look both at Dube's game and Dube's numbers in an attempt to figure out whether he'd be a good player for the organization to take.

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TLN Monday Mailbag: June 6th

Jeff Veillette
June 06 2016 01:06PM

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Hey! I'm not dead, no matter what my Twitter timeline might lead you to believe. This offseason is just too fun to escape, and will only get more fun in the coming weeks. With that in mind, I reached back into the mailbag and grabbed a few of your questions from the past week. Let's begin!

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